Virginia R. Reeves

Virginia R. Reeves, 85, of Caldwell, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 in Bryan, Texas. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory in Bryan, Texas.


Pudgie (The Music Lady of The Brazos Valley as named by many) was embraced by her lord in the presence of family and friends at St. Joseph Manor Nursing home.

She was raised in Paris Texas, attended Paris public schools and Paris Junior College, where she became Miss Paris Junior College and completed her BS in music education at NTSU, Denton. There, she met and married the love of her life, Philip R. Reeves on August 15, 1953.

Pudgie taught education and music in Lockhart and Ft Worth, Tx. for 36 years. She was a member of Daughters of the King in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, a member of Trinity Episcopal Church Longview Tx., and St Francis Episcopal Church College Station, Tx. She also belonged to many civic and charitable organizations associated with Musical Arts.

She will be remembered for her love of music, and love of playing the piano for others, musical volunteer work for the sick, disabled and less fortunate who cherished her music to help them forget about their troubles and afflictions.

She is preceded in death by her husband Philip Reeves, parents Finis and Veda White and one grandson John Reeves. She is survived by sons Phil (Rick) and David (Randy) Reeves and wives Missy and Connie, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and a sister, Mary Butler.

A special thank you to the staff of St. Joseph’s Manor for their love and care of Pudgie and our family. Also, a special thank you to Traditions Hospice for their gentle and caring support.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to ALZ.ORG in support ofresearch for a cure for Alzheimer’s or a charity of your choice.