Mollie Lou Reese
Graveside Service: October 3, 2020, Carlsbad Cemetery
Mollie Lou Reese, 92, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2020 at her daughter’s home in
Carlsbad, NM. Mollie was born March 30, 1928 in Blackburn, Oklahoma to Frank and Hazel
Bryant. She married E.M. Reese on June 2, 1950 who preceded her in death on January 16, 2002.
Preceding her death was also her parents; son, Curtis Childress and two grandsons: Michael and
Steven Reese; two sisters and five brothers.
Mollie is survived by son, Donnie Reese of Carlsbad; daughters: Donna Johnson Shoemake of
Carlsbad and LaDora Moore of Zapata, Texas. Mollie is also survived by sisters: Rose Holley,
LaJuan Dawes, Frankie Coats, Ethel Graves, Anita Smith, all of Oklahoma; sisters-in-law,
Cynthia Huber and Marcia Hays, both of Carlsbad and numerous grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mollie was a very caring lady. She worked tirelessly as a nurse caring for the young and old in
hospitals, nursing homes and home care. After retiring, she volunteered at the Community
Action Center in Carlsbad as a companion. She will surely be missed by all who knew her.