Jennie Lee Reams

Jennie Lee Reams, age 89 of Rocky Mount, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2023.  She was born on May 9, 1934 and is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Fred Reams; her dad, Marion Mills Qualls; her mom, Blanche Qualls; and her brother, Marion Mills Qualls, Jr.  She is survived by her daughters, Leslee Karen Bjorn, and Donna Kay (Michael) Powers; grandchildren, Jacob Christopher Seime, Shaun Jay Bjorn, Branwyn Avalon Clarke, Stephen James Powers, and Heather Lynn (Joseph) Story; great-grandchildren, Phelan Jesse Seime, Auria Jade Seime, Christopher James Powers, and Lydia Lynn Story.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Barbara Qualls; a cousin, Elsie Heffernan; and many nieces and nephews. Jennie was a behind the scenes type of person.  She would help anyone in any way she was able.  When she was 85 years old she was still driving the “little old ladies” to their appointments and taking them out for lunch.  She had always said she was going to do that until she was no longer able and she did just that.  She loved watching the children run and play after worship services, and when one of them came to give her a hug she smiled so big and gave them a big hug back. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to The Children’s Home of Lubbock, PO Box 2824, Lubbock, TX 79408 (Karen and Donna were adopted from here); or Mountain States Children’s Home, 14780 107th Street, Longmont, CO 80504. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.