Willie Maye Rea

Services for Willie Maye Rea, 86, of Temple were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Milne officiating.

Burial was at North Elm Cemetery in Yarrellton.

Mrs. Rea died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital.

She was born to William G. and Mattie (Blansett) Lock in Rogers on Aug. 20, 1930.

She retired from Scott and White Hospital after 27 years of service.  She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.  She devoted her time to volunteering for Operation Christmas Child, Wednesday Night Supper, Feed the Sheep Ministry, member of the Grievance Committee, Welcome Center Committee, Heritage Committee, and the Salvation Army.  She was a true woman of faith.

Survivors are her son, Charles Rea and Mary of Temple; grandchildren, Allan and Sandy Rea, Tressa and Harold Besserman, Angie and Tator Bug Rea-Mainer; a son, Bruce E. Jr. and Anna Rea of Temple; grandchildren, Scott and Ashley Thornal, Krystal and John Smith; and a son-in-law, Bert Harbison of Temple; grandchildren, Amy and Mike Martin.  She was a great-grandmother to 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Along with many nieces and nephews and one sister, Lillie Bell Copeland of Salado.

Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bruce E. Rea, Sr.; and her daughters, Virginia Ann McIntosh and Glinda K. Harbison; one brother G.W. Lock and sisters Mary Lou Lock, Martha Philley, Joyce Hitchman and Dorothy Measels.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church and Operation Christmas Child.