Minister Stephen Emerson "Pete" Reeves, Sr.
Minister Stephen Emerson "Pete" Reeves, Sr.

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Minister Stephen Emerson "Pete" Reeves, Sr.
Minister Stephen
Emerson "Pete"
Reeves, Sr.

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5:00 - 7:00 PM
New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
4201 W. Columbia Street
Orlando, Florida
11:00 AM
New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
4201 W. Columbia Street
Orlando, Florida


Minister Stephen Emerson "Pete" Reeves, Sr., 81, of Orlando, transitioned from labor to reward on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Minister Reeves was born on September 21, 1936 to Elizabeth and Alexander Reeves in St. Louis, Missouri. Stephen served proudly in both the Army and Marines where he was awarded several medals and honors. He was later employed with the Bendix Corporation as an electrical technician for several years. Minister Stephen was also a 33rd degree Mason. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Pearline Reeves; daughters, Stephanie (Frank) Reeves-Lewis, Sandra Reeves, Sheryl Reeves; sons, Michael, Stephen, Jr., Christopher, Rayvonne, Robin, Glenn, and Wesley Reeves; brother, Robert (Felice) Reeves; 17 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5-7PM at the church. A service of celebration will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Columbia Street, Orlando with Reverend Curtis Wilson, officiating.


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K. Hope
Created On: 02/12/2018 17:53:13

Sincere sympathies to the Reeves family. At this sad and trying time, keep God's promises in your hearts and minds. "There will be a resurrection." Acts 24:15. Wishing you comfort.

C smith
Created On: 01/29/2018 08:57:46

May the God of comfort sustain you in this moment of great sorrow 2corinthians 1:3.4 says our Heavenly Father will give what's needed

Lillian A. Reeves Holmes
Created On: 01/26/2018 17:51:33

Note: Revision of my Tribute.

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints." Psalm 116:15

My heart is heavy upon hearing of the "Home Going," of Steve. Most people called him "Pete", but I met him as Steve. The first time I met him was in Washington, DC, at his Mason's Convention. I was blessed to visit Florida, and going with him and his grand children to the "Holy Land Experience." I'm thankful also, for meeting the rest of my cousins, and enjoying the delicious meals that Pearline prepared. I know that Steve is rejoicing now with his Savior and Lord, whom he loved and proclaimed. He's just another Soldier, Going Home to be with His LORD. Steve has accomplished many things, but he can't "Crown" Jesus, until all the saints get there! "When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be, when we all, see Jesus, we will sing and shout the victory."Hallelujah! "Sleep on and take your rest. we all loved you, but God, loved you best.

With Much Love and Prayers,
Cousin, Lillian A. (Philadelphia, PA)

Lillian A. Reeves Holmes
Created On: 01/26/2018 17:03:07

New Hope Temple Baptist Church
312 West Manheim Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

The Pastor and members of New Hope Temple Baptist Church, do bow in humble submission,to the will of Our Father and His Son, Christ Jesus, to extend our sincere condolences, to our dear member Deaconess Lillian A Holmes, in the "Home Going" of her dear cousin, Minister Stephen E. Reeves, Sr. She spoken of the grand time she had visiting her cousin and family in Florida. She fondly talked about the time they went to "The Holy Land Experience," and the fine dinners prepared by his wife Pearline. We as Christians, are enlighten to know, "To be absent from this body, to be present with the Lord." Rejoicing because, Minister Reeves, has moved from "Life to Life and Labor to Reward." Before the Death Angel could touch him, his spirit was snatched into the presence of His Lord and Maker, he loved and proclaimed. Our New Hope Temple Family, will keep you in our hearts and prayers. "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way."Psalm 37:23. Amen

With Much Love and Sympathy,
The New Temple Baptist Chruch
Deaconess Yvonne Addison, Church Clerk
Rev. Dr. John Coger, Pastor

Lillian A. Reeves Holmes
Created On: 01/26/2018 15:23:06

Dear Family. My heart is very heavy, hearing of the \"HomeGoing\" of Steve. The short time I\'ve known him, he was truly a man of God.I was welcome by Steve and Pearline into their home. It was such a joy meeting all the family. I\'m sorry, I cannot be there with you during this time of sorry and joy. Joy, because has gone to meet His Savior, that he loved, and talk about so much. Steve has out \"Distant\",us but, he cannot \"Crown\", Jesus, until all the saints get there!Hallelujah!
With Love and much prayers,
Cousin Lillian A. (Philadelphia)