Madeline Riner Reeves November 26, 2023
Madeline Riner Reeves 85 of Orange passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023 in Charlottesville with family by her side. Born March 2, 1938, in Orange, VA to the late Samuel Jefferson Riner and Mabel Viola Edwards Riner. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth M. Martin, brother, Henry S. Riner and sister, Sylvia Coleman.
Madeline was active in Orange Baptist Church and for many years, The Orange Baptist Church Choir, Red Hat Club, Orange Baptist Church Happy Agers, Orange Horseshoe Volunteer, Blue Bird of Happiness Volunteer, she was a PTA Member of Prospect Heights, Board Member of Job’s Daughter Bethel #32, Kay Culpeper Circle and Volunteer at Orange Elementary School.
Madeline was a cheerleader and played basketball when attending Orange County High School where she received her Varsity letter. She loved watching sports on the TV, and especially enjoyed watching The Washington Nationals.
She loved entertaining others and baking cakes during the holidays. Madeline appreciated her doctors and medical team and liked to take them baked desserts during the holidays. Madeline enjoyed traveling when she was able and she and Bob shared many memorable trips.
She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Reeves; a daughter, Annette M. Putman; two sisters, Violet Brown and Doris Boston; two grandchildren, Dr. Lauren Murchison, N.P.; and Ryan K. Garrett; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Thacker, Chelsea Thacker and Rowan Murchison; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends, Sister and Brother in Law; Clare and Wilbur Dove and Delores Moore. A special thanks to her caregiver, Susan Rogers and dear friend of 60 plus years, Joann “Pat” Davis, and the fabulous medical staff of 3 Central at UVA hospital.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Orange Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Alan Miller with interment in Oakwood Cemetery in Unionville. The family will receive friends on Thursday at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Madeline was truly an inspiration to others as she never gave up in all the years that she suffered with her back pain, she continued with her positive attitude.
She will be forever remembered in our hearts as a wonderful wife, mother, and friend.