KNOXVILLE — Teresa Renee Byrd Reeves, 51, Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville from a heart attack after a brief illness.
A native of Elizabethton, Teresa lived most of her life in the Tri-Cities before relocating to Knoxville where she resided for the last approximately 20 years.
A homemaker, Teresa enjoyed arts and crafts, listening to music and camping.
She was preceded in death by her father, Maynard Byrd, her maternal grandparents, Clyde and Ena Pierce and paternal grandparents, Jess and Edith Byrd.
Teresa is survived by her husband, Mike Reeves; three sons, Alan Jack Simerly, Joseph “Joey” Byrd and Martin Winters and her parents, Ann and Ray Oaks. She was the proud grandmother of four grandchildren, Jackson, Jayden, Isaac and Payton. She is also survived by seven siblings; Keith Byrd, Julie Oaks Smith, Randy Oaks, Debbie Oaks Hicks, Mike Oaks, Teresa Oaks VonCannon and Mark Oaks; three aunts, Phyllis Ensor, Patricia Tigner and Patricia Vest; three uncles, Fred “Diz” Pierce, Alvin Byrd and Kenneth Byrd; and two special cousins, Kim Gouge and Michael Hardin. Teresa also was the great-niece of Lawrence and Letha Ritchie, Anna Ruth Cole and Georgia May Hyder.
The funeral service for Teresa Renee Byrd Reeves will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Tetrick Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour at the funeral home. Interment will follow the funeral service in Happy Valley Memorial Park.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Reeves family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.