Helen Laray Reeves (2)
Helen Laray (Cocke) Reeves
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 7, 1940
  • Place of birth:
    Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 1, 2003
  • Place of passing:
    Modesto, California, United States
Our Best Friend Mother Grandmother Mentor Spouse Loved By Many: Missed By All... . .


I don't want to be like
footprints in the sand
I want to leave a mark
that's seen throughout the land

I don't want to be something
that just fades away
like a distant memory
washed out by the sea
like footprints in the sand 

                                   

                      

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 7th December 2016

"Hello Sugarpuss,  and Happy Birthday!  You would have been 76 this year. I'm getting up there myself. 62 in March. 62, the age that you left me and traveled on. The world has become mad and it's hard to find good things to rejoyce in. Thank you for the good times we did have and will have when we are together again. God bless you and everyone. I love and miss you all. Please watch over me.."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 1st April 2016

"Thinking of you today and always. Thirteen years have passed. I look forward to my transition into the new world. Seems as though most of you have beat me to the punch. God Bless You. All m Lov, Kimberlye"

This tribute was added by Keri Grogan on 12th February 2016

"My grandmother, u were so special.. The matriarch. As i go Bout my life, theres a piece of me that stays w u.. Till we see eachother again. I smoke A blunt, and i kiss the sky. I hope that ur proud.. Im getting mama  a tombstone so she will finally be at rest w u.. I love u u tsught me how to be strong and proud of myself as i am... U impacted so many lifes... I miss u every second. Im fine and then  i get gut checked with a linging so severe it damn near drops me to my knees...i miss u and wait for u.. Until then... Watch out for us...."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 28th December 2015

"The Grandchildren had a wonderful Christmas dinner over at Sue's. My how everyone has grown. I hired a Balloon man and a face painter for the great grandchildren which added that special touch to a wonderful evening of memories. I filmed the event and took pictures too which I will post for you when they are developed. You would have loved the event. Somehow, I know you were there and agree that the children have done very well for themselves and their families. I love you still as much now and forever. You live in me, and we are getting up there in years. Hugs, smiles and lots of kisses to you."

This tribute was added by Sarah Lynne on 7th December 2015

"Happy birthday grandmother Helen I love you and miss you with all my heart your memory lives on forever. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 6th December 2015

"2015 Happy Birthday to you. You are missed by many, and loved by all."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 26th June 2015

"Well, it is June and 104 today. Can't help but think of all those days we took off and went camping at the lake or to Knights Ferry and the fun we had. Sure wish you were here today. I haven't been anywhere with anyone since you passed on. Life is just passing me by. I miss camping, the lake, the special times we had; I miss you! I keep you alive in my memories because that's all I have left. There is no joy left and my days and nights are spent in silence and loneliness as I live out the rest of my life without you. All my love, Kimberly"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 11th May 2015

"Today, May 11th your son joins you to rejoice and join that circle-chain of family in the heavens. Goodbye for now Lee, your battle has come to an end and you are free to fly the heavens. I love and miss you all."

This tribute was added by Elena Obando on 1st April 2015

"hey grandmother just stopping by to tell u I miss u and love u hope ur having a blast up there w ur sis. u are always in my thoughts grandmother <3"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 15th February 2015

"Happy Valentines my forever love."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 25th December 2014

"Well it's Christmas 2014. My heart and mind filled with memories of Christmases past when you and I celebrated the season.
I love you still and always will.
                          Kimberly"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 27th November 2014

"Today is Thanksgiving. It's been so long without you! I did not celebrate today. I'm always playing the role of  "the odd man out".
I've no-one left to talk to. Say hello to everyone, I hope to be home soon with all of you."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 18th November 2014

"My niece calls me up and tells me to get a rental truck and we would load it up with Daniels things that I could have. So I check around and the cheapest I could find was for 150.00. I rent the truck and go to the place I'm suppose to do this
She never shows up so I don't get to have any part of Daniel. Instead everthing got tossed out or given to strangers.
I'm just devestated at how very rude and mean she was to her Aunt which she hasn't seen in 35 years."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 14th November 2014

"Today is November 5th. My nephew Daniel, the one who visited us from San Francisco has died. He had been on those experimental drugs for the cure for aides for more than eight years. In doing that he ended up with C.O.P.D. If you see him keep him close I hope to meet up with all of you soon. I love you and think of you always. Tell everyone I said Hello and give them all my love."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 29th August 2014

"Well the summer has come and gone, all the gentle warm breezes and browning our skin under the sun. Your memories fill each day and your smile remains ever present in your grandchildren's faces.
All my love....."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 5th July 2014

"Well the fourth of July went uneventful. Danny my nephew that you liked so much died in 2012 and was brought back to life and has lived on a ventilator since then. He is at Setan Medical Center in Daly city. I can't imagine why they would prolong the life of an Aides patient that has COPD . Two chronic illnesses with no cure at the age of 55. Only to let him suffer the agony he is now in. Insurance companies and Medical Profession will go to any length to make a buck. Until we talk again I love and miss you always. Kimberly"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 25th May 2014

"Tell  everyone I send all my love. Sometimes I just wish you'd reach down from heaven and give me a sign; that all of you are OK;. To know that we do go on in peace to a new beginning. That we are given a new life and that we haven't wasted all of this life learning the lessons to life - Just to grow old and die.."

This tribute was added by LaynaJames Butler on 1st April 2014

"Miss u grandmother love u <3"

This tribute was added by LaynaJames Butler on 14th February 2014

"Happy vday grandmother!! We love u! Miss u!"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 13th February 2014

"Hello Sweet Cheeks,
It's Valentine's day and I wanted to light you a candle and blow you a kiss to let you know your forever missed. Tell everyone hello for me.
I love you and keep you alive in my heart.
All My Love
Kimberly"

This tribute was added by LaynaJames Butler on 28th November 2013

"Hi grandmother i  just wanted to  say i love u and miss u lots, u are on my mind alot. Happy thanksgiving grandmother love ur grandkid and greatgrand kids"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 27th November 2013

"Its Thanksgiving 2013 and you are truly missed each and every holiday.
I can remember getting ready to go to your sister Bessy Ann's ( your favorite sister that you loved dearly). Today I am remembering you both and all the good times we had on Thanksgiving. I love you both - forever.."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 25th October 2013

"It's almost halloween and I'm remembeing the fun get togethers we had and all the prizes we won taking first place in the costume contests we entered. You had so much spirit and adventure to you.Though I have tried I find no one who comes close to being as interesting and entertaining as you were. "How I miss you still !.."."

This tribute was added by Gerald Sumpter on 31st August 2013

"hi mom its been a long time and I miss u so much some times I wake up and cry beause ill never see u again at least not in this life time so know that your only son loves you forever an ever intell god brings us togather again ill blow bubbles and smile like u taught me as a little kid wacth over her GOD PLEASE HELEN LARAE REEVES IS my moma  LEE SUMPTER"

This tribute was added by patrick schuler on 12th August 2013

"Aunt hullen love u miss u sugar blow me some bubbles in heaven i hope you are well. But of corse u r you are with god i love you hellan larry reaves and allways will"

This tribute was added by LaynaJames Butler on 1st April 2013

"love u grandmother miss u"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 17th January 2013

"Well it's 2013 - This year marks the tenth year since you passed away.Where has the time gone. The grandchildren are doing wonderful. All of them have 2 to 3 children, your great - grandchildren, beautiful babies. You would be so proud at how good all of them turned out to be. Without alcohol or drugs - Their clean. I wish you could have been around to at least know that. I love u always.."

This tribute was added by LaynaJames Butler on 10th December 2012

"happy late bday grandmother form all of us we love u"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 9th December 2012

"Today is your birthday. I sit back and remember the birthdays that we shared. Your still alive in my heart and ever present on my mind.
Happy Seventy-Second, and many more.."

This tribute was added by LaynaJames Butler on 16th November 2012

"hey grandmother just wanted to say hi and i love u miss u <3 wish u were here for the holidays."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 23rd October 2012

"In December of 2011 Mitchel and his wife invited me over for a glass of wine during which time he returned to me the many videos that you and I made over the years. I sit down and watch them often because its like you never left- like your in the next room. The pain of you passing gets deeper with each year. This year will be your tenth year, to me it still feels like yesterday ......"

This tribute was added by Jessica Sumpter on 25th July 2012

"Tell everyone I said hi especially Papa Jerry and Auntie Anita. You know I sing your lullaby to my babies... Just so that they can have a piece of who you were and how much you loved us. I can't wait to see you again
I love you and miss you lots <3"

This tribute was added by Jessica Sumpter on 25th July 2012

"I miss you so much grandmother.... I wish you were here so badly... I wish you could have met your great grand kids... you would have loved them and I know they would have you. It has been nine years since you've gone but still feels like we just lost you I am sorry I didn't get to tell you goodbye..."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 23rd June 2012

"Sing no sad song for me, place no roses at my head, no shady tree at my feet. Be the green grass above me with heavenly dew drops wet the happiness we shared - remember * the place where I live inside you - keep There are two dates in your life the beginning and the end. What counts is the space in between............"

This tribute was added by Sarah Lynne on 1st April 2012

"I miss you soo much.. i cant believe how long its been that you have been gone. Please tell grandpa jerry, aunt lynne, aunt bessie, and my mama i miss them sooo much. </3 Its soo hard going through life without you guys. I love you all and all of you will be in my heart forever! you will NEVER be forgotten i promise...! I love you all R.I.P. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3!"

This tribute was added by LaynaJames Butler on 19th March 2012

"i love u grandmother so very much. RIP <3 u cross my mind and heart alot . u have not been forgotten at all. wish u were here to see my kids u would love them. i love u grandmother helen<3<3<3<3 miss u<3 tell mom/bessie ann i love her pls miss here too <3 "if i had a nickle tell u what i would do spend it all on candy and give it all to u thats how much i love u baby ...." =)"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 22nd January 2012

"Its a New Year  2012. Everything has changed so much. You would be very proud of your grandsons. They have all grown into responsible, loving gentlemen. They have nice homes with beautiful children and wonderfull wives. I am touched, and blessed that they consider me a part of their family. They are the only physical part of you that I have left."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 7th December 2011

"Each day when I see the windmills spinning, see a child blowing bubbles, see a vibrant rainbow, or on a rainy day I feel you. Your still there at the lake as I lay and stare up at the stars. You live in my heart and are ever present in all I do. I Love You very much and always will.
You are every shooting star I see in the sky. Forever !"

This tribute was added by Justin Krauss on 7th December 2011

"its hard for me to believe your gone imiss you so much im sorry i never got to say goodbye i cant wait to see you again you would be so proud of me and the man ive become grandma i love you and cant wait to see your face that day again"

This tribute was added by Justin Krauss on 7th December 2011

"grandmother i miss you so much there isnt a day were i dont miss you so much felt a viod in my life ever since that day u passed   i miss you so much   i sit and think about the times that we had and i think abouth how with out a doubt  they are some of the happiest times in my life i wish you were here to see your grandson cameron he is what saved  me grandma i will see u again cant wait"

This tribute was added by Sarah Lynne on 7th December 2011

"Grandmother You Will Always Be In My Heart♥ I Love You And Will Miss You Forever!! R.I.P."


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