Patty Lee Reese, 49, passed away Jan. 13, 2012, at her home.
She was born Sept. 28, 1962, in Kankakee, Ill., daughter of the late Lomax Lollar.
Patty attended Springfield Baptist Church. She had been previously employed as a CNA.
A graveside service will be held at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City, officiated by the Rev. Doug Club.
She is survived by: her loving fiancÚ, Randy Smith; her mother and step-father, Joyce and Junior Revels; brother, Michael Lollar of Dallas; sisters and brothers in-law, Judy and Steve Austen of Monroe, Susan and Daniel Cobb of Gastonia, Tonya Walker and her fiance`, Kenneth Schwartz of Rock HIll; nephews, Christian Walker, Nicholas Austen; niece, Courtney Walker; grand nephew, Jousha Carter; aunt and uncle, James and Patsy Southerd of Blytheville, AK.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by: her son, John Atwater Jr.; nephew, Casey "Patrick" Walker Jr.