Reba Evelyn (Wilson) Hammons

  • Born: July 5, 1924
  • Died: December 8, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


Reba Evelyn Hammons, our very loving mother and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at The Oaks at Northpointe Woods in Battle Creek, Mich. She was born July 5, 1924 to Willis Rosco Wilson and Margaret (Maggie)Ellen Spurling at Obey City near Lovejoy, Overton County, TN.

She retired from the Battle Creek Public School System, working at Central High Field House, W.K. Jr. High and Ann J. Kellogg School. She was a member of The Church of God of Prophecy at Dickman Road, Battle Creek.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Larry William Hammons, husband Lanny Benjamin Hammons, daughter Brenda Joyce Moats and Wilson siblings & spouses T.A. (Lona), J.D. (Nova), M.C., Q.E. (Evelyn), R.G. (Myrtle), Nina (Coleman) Buckner, Marie (Curtis) Vaughn, Vanella (Raymond) Buckner, Tennie (Homer) Mc Cowan.

Reba's loved was being with her family and reading her bible.

She is survived by daughter Sharon (Bill) Williams & grandson, Lucas Michael (Jenny) Williams & great grandson Jack Thomas Williams; grandsons, Benjamin Ira (Josh, Scott) Williams, Troy Lee (Melissa) Moats; great granddaughters Abby Moats & Jessica Scales; grandson, Todd Len (Danielle) Moats; great-grandsons, Taylor and Trent Moats; niece, Jennifer (Burnie) Moore, many nieces, nephews & great nieces & nephews and a sister-in-law, Clarrisa Wilson (Bilbrey), of Livingston, TN.

Due to Covid precautions, a private family interment was held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Battle Creek where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek is assisting the Hammons family. www.farleyestesdowdle.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Always a lady and an inspiration and a blessing to those who knew her. Now she is resting in the arms of the Lord and I look forward to seeing her there! Prayers to Sharon and the family.

Posted by Patricia Speck - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   December 19, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will always remember Reba as a sweet lady with a warm smile. She waved to my everyday as I passed by her room at the Oaks.

Posted by Maryjane Simione - Hickory Corners, MI - Acquaintance   December 10, 2020

Aunt Reba was a beautiful woman inside and out. She is my mother's sister and the last sibling in the family. She was very concientious about her appearance and was always smiling. She was a christian woman and I am confident she is with our Lord and friends/family in heaven. At 96 years old she was amazing. We love you aunt Reba. Our condolences and love to her daughter, Sharon Williams.

Posted by Doris Lyon - Coldwater, MI - Family   December 09, 2020

I remember Reba from church back in the 70s, and she was a darling lady.

Posted by Kelly Wolfe Wolfe - Battle Creek, MI - Acquaintance   December 09, 2020


Family Album

Vintage photo of Reba Hammons as a young woman.