Gladys Reaves Pool, wife of the late John William Pool, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at the age of 89.

She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 22, 1930, to the late Beverly Averette Reaves and the late Sally Lewis Ford Reaves. Gladys was a great cook who loved to clean and had a passion for serving others. She was a member at Shady Grove United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Pool is survived by her daughter, Debra Dyer (Elvin); son, Dale Pool; grandchildren, Katina Epps (Tom), Fallon Hudson (John) and Melanie Hastings (Matt); great grandchildren, Taylor Gunn, Natalie Epps, Piper Epps and Tyler Hudson; brothers, Barksdale Reaves (Helen), Billy Reaves (Jean), Lewis Reaves (Ann) and Fred Reaves; and a sister, Nancy “Judy” Yates (Albert).

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Averette Reaves and Cecil Reaves and daughter-in-law, Wanda Pool.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in the fellowship hall at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Johnny Tucker will officiate.

In following with COVID-19 guidelines, face mask and social distancing is required.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations to Shady Grove UMC be considered.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.