The Valdosta Daily Times
Mary Janice Reams, 64, formerly of Lee, Fla., passed away peacefully on April 15, 2013 at Heritage Healthcare after a lengthy illness. Mary was born on June 6, 1948 in Miami, Fla. to the late Ila Clinton and Zora Edgman Jones. The family moved to Lee, Fla. when Mary was a teenager and she continued to live there most of her adult life. At the end of 2010, Mary entered a nursing home in Valdosta due to declining health and to be nearer her daughter and other family members. Mary proudly served as a Duty Officer with the Florida Highway Patrol for 19 1/2 years before retiring due to medical problems. She was a huge animal lover and had many pets throughout her life, often taking in strays. She also enjoyed spending time with family, cooking and was very patriotic.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lee Ann and Jon Lasseter of Valdosta; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Louise Jones of Live Oak, Fla..; two grandsons, Matthew Lasseter of Valdosta and Jonathan Lasseter II of Arlington, Va.; a granddaughter, Hannah Lasseter of Guyton, Ga..; seven nieces and one nephew and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by many special cousins and extended family and friends.
A memorial service for Mary Janice Reams will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with Merrell Lasseter officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home