Services for Willie Dean Reed of Ardmore, Okla. (formerly of Leon, Okla.) are scheduled for 2 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Christ Tabernacle, 11101 Pugh Road, Marietta, Okla. Officiating will be Pastor Ronnie Carroll. Interment will follow in the Leon Cemetery, Leon, under the direction of
Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta, Okla.
Willie Dean Gipson was born to Floyd and Vera (Chambers) Gipson on June 5, 1931, at Jimtown, Okla. She gained her wings and joined loved ones in heaven on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017,  at Southbrook Healthcare in Ardmore with her daughters by her side.
Willie Dean and H. Alvie Reed were married October 5, 1946, in Gainesville, Texas, and the couple made their home in the Leon area of Love County for almost 60 years of marriage until his passing on August 26, 2006. She then moved to Marietta until May 2017, when declining health made necessary a move to Southbrook Healthcare. There she received loving care from the staff and Alpha Hospice until her passing.
First and foremost, Willie Dean was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother who loved her family unconditionally and cooked many meals for everyone. She was a hard working woman who worked alongside Alvie in the fields and also doing other tasks on the farm.
In addition, many of her working years were at the Cookie Shop in Marietta, in the office at the Ardmore Livestock Auction, and at the Oklahoma Visitors Center at Thackerville where she enjoyed greeting travelers with her loving, friendly personality. Willie Dean enjoyed watching Thunder basketball and old country music shows. She also was an avid reader, especially of her Bible and The Guidepost. She loved the Lord and her church family at Christ Tabernacle where she was baptized as a member in 1998.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; two brothers, Floyd Gipson, Jr. and Wayne Gipson; sisters-in- law, Doryce Gipson and Alice Gipson; and brother-in- law, Joe Hartless, all of her in-laws and their spouses.
Survivors to cherish her memories include two daughters, Barbara Campbell and husband Charles of the Marsden Community and Debra Dollar and husband Greg of Ardmore; five grandchildren, Charla Clark and husband Donnie, Michael Campbell and wife Andrea, Alicia Henry and husband Claude,
Ambi Cheek and husband Jared, and Rob Howell; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon Hartless of Yukon, OK; and many nieces, nephews, and longtime friends.
Serving as casket bearers will be Michael Campbell, Garland Gipson, Rob Howell, Don Reed, Chris Hartless, and Darrell Reed.
Time of visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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