Reba Jo Stevenson Seals was born on November 8, 1948 to Carl and Irene Price Stevenson in Fayetteville, TN. She joined her parents when she moved to her heavenly home on May 13, 2019. She was reared in the Lincoln Community and graduated from Central High School in Fayetteville. She was also a graduate of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN and of Athens State University in Athens, AL. She married James L. (Jimmy) Seals, who survives, on July 21, 1967.
Mrs. Seals worked for 36 years as a civilian for the US Army in Huntsville, AL, retiring in 2004 as the Deputy Project Manager for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System. However, her true passion and love were always for her family and her desire to follow Jesus Christ. She is survived by son Evan (Karen) Seals and daughter Robin Seals Harwell (Brian); grandchildren Zach Davis, Erin Davis and Tristan Davis, Landon (Heather) Dorn, Zack Harwell and Neyland Harwell all of Fayetteville; Morgan (Shelby) Dorn of New Market, AL, and five great-grandchildren. Additionally, Mrs. Seals is survived by two sisters, Carolyn Thompson-Adams and husband Willie Adams (Elkton, TN) and Eloise (Ronnie) Hudgins of Fayetteville; brothers-in-law Harold (Trenda) Seals, Carroll (Patty) Seals, Tommy (Barbara) Seals all of Lincoln County; sister-in-law Teresa (John) Henderson of Madison, AL; plus several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mrs. Seals was a life-long attendee of the United Methodist Church, and member since age 9. The congregations where she worshiped and served were the Lincoln United Methodist Church in the Lincoln Community, the Stateline United Methodist Church (now Genesis) in Hazel Green, AL, and the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. At her current church in Fayetteville, she had been a Sunday School teacher, Bible Study leader, member of the Partners-in-Prayer program, and a member of the Chancel Choir. In recent years, Mrs. Seals had been blessed to be a part of the Faith-Based Initiative, taking weekly bible studies to locally incarcerated women. She was always thankful for her loving church family, wherever she worshiped.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church or to the Faith-Based Initiative, c/o Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, 200 North Elk Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334. The Faith-Based Initiative is a county-wide ministry to and for the inmates of Lincoln County Jail.
Funeral service for Mrs. Seals will be held at 3:30 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in the Christian Life Center with Rev. Ann Hatcher and Rev. Whitney Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held at 4 PM until 7 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Reba Jo Stevenson Seals.
Evan & Robin, I’m so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, your mother is such a sweet lady, god blessed you with a great mother, I remember our days at State Line Methodist church, my prayers are with you and your families during this time, may god bless you all…
To all of Reba’s family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Reba was the most amazing Christian lady I have ever met. She will be missed by so many. I thank God for putting this beautiful lady in my life. You all will be in our prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. Robin, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Reba was a co-worker and friend and will be missed. So thankful we were able to enjoy lunch and laughter with friends several months ago.
My heart goes out to the entire Seal’s family. I have been a neighbor to Reba for 20 years and will miss our “yard work” talks and miss seeing her take her morning walks. She was loved and will be missed by many but the Lord needed another Angel so He chose Reba.
Jim, Evan and Robin we are so sad and grieving with you. Reba is so genuine, kind, and sincere. Let us know if we can help in any way.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Reba. Jimmy, Evan, Robin, and the rest of the family will be in our prayers through this difficult time.
One of the sweetest most Godly women I know! I had the pleasure of talking with her one more time a few weeks ago. Rest now dear lady!
I was privileged to know Reba through our Emmaus community and through Ann Hatcher. She was a fierce warrior for the Gospel. I praise God for her example of Christ’s love.
My sincere condolences to your family. Keeping your family in prayer. I worked with and for Reba in the THAAD project office for many years And greatly admired her.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they grieve the loss of a True Christian Lady. She will certainly be missed by her Church Family as well. There could never be a more dedicated Christian than Reba.
My heart breaks for MsReba family. She was a beautiful lady with a amazing spirit. Her smile would light up a room. RIP
Such a precious lady
Beautiful inside and out.
Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Reba. She was a wonderful classmate and friend in the Class of 1966. She was blessed with beauty inside and out. We are so happy to have known her in our lives.
Our prayers are with her family and friends who will be in mourning missing her. Sarah and Jack Raby
Heartfelt condolences to Reba’s family. We met them through our RVing club. It was an honor to have known Reba and Jimmy; they were such a loving couple. May God grant peace and grace and strength to you, Jimmy, and the family during this difficult time. Love and prayers,
Family, I knew Reba as a fellow member of the Martin Methodist college alumni board. She and I were actually students at Martin at the same time. She lived here life for the Lord. Cherish your memories of the good times.
To all who loved and respected our Reba, She will be greatly missed, but the blessing comes from knowing she is in a much better place. May our loving God bless all who are now in mourning. She was a rare jewel.
To all who loved and respected our Reba, She will be greatly missed, but the blessing comes from knowing she is in a much better place. May our loving. God bless all who are now in mourning. She was a rare jewel.
Thank you Reba for so willingly sharing your life in Christ with so many. Your faith and love for the Lord made such a difference to everyone that met you.
Heaven has gained another angel. Reba was in her glory serving her Lord and others. While she will be sadly missed by her family and friends, she is free from all pain, suffering, and sin of this world. God Bless all the Seals and Stevenson families.
Jimmy and family, Reba was a very special and beautiful lady. I have known her since she was a little girl, as I grew up with Carolyn. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Love and prayers for you all!
Eloise, I am so sorry to hear of your sisters’ passing. God bless you & the family in the days to come.
Im very sorry to hear this news. All of you are in my prayers
Jimmy, Evan, and Robin, I’m so sorry for your great loss. Reba Jo was a great classmate throughout our school days and was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed seeing her and getting to visit. Our hearts go out to each of you as does our thoughts and prayers. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams
Robin, We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You are in our thoughs and prayers.
We some time think of you as one of ours.
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Reba passing. She was a wonderful lady. My prayers are for the family, that God will comfort and hold you close during this sad time.
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Reba! She was always kind and such a loving spirit. God blessed your family with a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend!
I am so sorry Robin. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers !! With love
I am so sorry to hear this. Reba was always a light in the church and to anyone who met her in life. Jimmy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We are so sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Reba was such a sweet lady. We think a lot of Jimmy and Reba. Heaven got a sweet angle today.
Jimmy, Birdie, and Evan My heart breaks for you all today. The memories will last and sustain you until you all meet again. Praying for each of you as well as your families.