Georgia Virginia Blanks Reeves of South Boston passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020. She was born in Mecklenburg County on Aug. 26, 1932 and was 87 years of age. She was the daughter of the late George Vincent Blanks and the late Annie Belle Pettigrew Blanks. She was married to the late Alvin Wade Reeves.

She was a member of Aarons Creek Baptist Church. In her earlier years, she worked as a nurse at the former South Boston Hospital.

Georgia Blanks Reeves is survived by her sisters, Helen Blanks Hite of Oxford, North Carolina, Nellie Blanks Arrington (Francis) of Nelson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Wilma Blanks Riggan, Grace Blanks Daniel, Harvey Hoover Blanks, Paul Vincent Blanks and David Edward Blanks.

A private graveside service was held Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Halifax Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Michael Riley officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, funeral services will be live-streamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.