OBITUARY: Juanita Belle Reavis Bills


Our beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend, Juanita Belle Reavis Bills passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023.

Preceded in death by her parents, Grady W. Reavis and Evelyn Coble; her husband, Charlie F. Bills; and her brothers, Grady Marshall Reavis and Steve Reavis; bonus siblings, Gary and Jimmy Hardison, Nancy McCullough, Ann Cochran. She passed away peacefully in her sleep after being surrounded by family.

She is survived by her 3 children – Barbara Davis (Steve), Ronnie Bills (Karen) and Dawn McDannald (David); bonus sisters, Wilma McNutt, and Carolyn Jones; 9 grandchildren, Lori Burnette, Valerie Owen (Jaime Aquino), Rachel Evans (Lee), Stephanie Nipper (Richie), Candace Shoultz (Sam), Crystal Thomas (Joe), Cody Black (Aaliyah), Cassidy Young (Dillon) and Taylor Hagaman (Paul); and 3 bonus grandchildren, Brad McDannald (Shanna), Mitch McDannald (Whitney) and Britnie McDannald; 17 great-grandchildren, Hunter Burnette (Natalie), Hayden Burnette, Nhan Le Ai Dinh (Ted Owens), Jordan Aquino, Alex Hall, Preston Evans, Charlie Evans, Carson Nipper, Cate Nipper, Callie Nipper, Julia Shoultz, Landon Thomas, Gavin Thomas, Azarias Black, Saylor Black and Charlotte Black; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Evelyn Burnette, Levi Burnette and John Hall.

Juanita retired from Ingram Book Entertainment after 27 years. She was an active member of the church of Christ all her life. She taught 5-year-olds for over 30 years, was a part of visitations groups, and Teachers Too.

She showed her family love by her love of cooking and sewing. She cooked many meals solely to feed the large family she created. She made quilts for all 9 grandchildren and her 3 children, which we all cherish.

She served as President of the Rutherford County Council F.C.E. club and was an active member for many years. Her legacy of love will live on in the lives she touched.

Funeral services will be conducted by Wayne Cornwell and Ron Kleine on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road. Interment Lone Oak Cemetery, Lewisburg, TN. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road, 615-331-1952.

In lieu of flowers, Juanita would like donations to one of the following: Churches of Christ Disaster Relief 410 Allied Dr. Nashville, TN 37222 Or Nashville Inner City Ministry 1000 Apex St. Nashville, TN 37206.


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