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Valeria Ava “Nell” Rees

GRAND RIDGE - Valeria Ava “Nell” Rees, 90, of Grand Ridge passed away Jan. 6, 2017. She received the call that she was being promoted from homemaker to the most prestigious position one can hope to obtain. Her new mission takes her to a magnificent place where she will be watching FSU football games, eating chocolate, reading, gardening and laughing with her beloved husband, Jack W. Rees and granddaughter, Jennifer Rees.

She was hesitant about leaving her church family of over 40 years at Grand Ridge Baptist Church, but overjoyed with the opportunity to brag about her grandchildren, the lights of her life, to a new audience. Survivors include her sons, Lamar (Dyan) Rees and Jay (Lisa) Rees, and nephews Bob (Tina) Earnest and Dale (Rachel); grandchildren, Elana (Michael) Williet, Alisha Rees, Angela Rees, Alex Ward, Jay Landon (Hannah) Rees; great-grandchildren, Alysa Shaw, Rees Willett, Baylor Willett, Traver Ward, and Anthony Rees. Mrs. Rees did not want an elaborate affair to celebrate her new position, she simply wanted all to know the love of Jesus.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grand Ridge Baptist Church or the Florida Children’s Home.

Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.

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