Fay Reece Kemp

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MILLING­TON — Fay Reece Kemp, 88, of Smyrna, DE, gen­tly passed away Satur­day, May 6, 2017.

Fay was born June 8, 1928, in Rogersville, TN, the daugh­ter of the late John H. Drin­non and Pearl Williams Drin­non. She at­tended New Hope Church School in Hawkins County, TN, and went on to marry Dal­las Frank Reece, also of TN. They made their home and started a fam­ily on the Eastern Shore of Mary­land in 1953. She spent most of her life as a home­maker and worked as a pri­vate care­giver to ail­ing mem­bers of many local fam­i­lies. She en­joyed quilt­ing, sew­ing, cook­ing, and gar­den­ing, but her great­est plea­sure in life was spend­ing time with her fam­ily and loved ones. She re­mained loyal and sup­port­ive of her fam­ily in all ways, be it times of joy or hard­ship, show­er­ing them with un­con­di­tional love and af­fec­tion as well as a good laugh or two. It was im­por­tant to her that ev­ery­one left her home with full bel­lies and hearts. In her later years, she de­lighted in the com­pany of her grand and great-grand­chil­dren who al­ways brought her great joy and amuse­ment.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she is pre­ceded in death by husbands, Wil­liam D. Kemp in 1995 and Dal­las Frank Reece Sr. in 1983, as well as two sons, Bruce Lay­mond Reece in 1974 and Ron­ald Earl Reece Sr. in 2002; two grand­sons, James Reece in 2016 and Barry Reece Sr. in 2003, and a brother, James Vaughn in 2010.

She is sur­vived by two sons, Dal­las F. Reece Jr. of Sudlersville and H. Dale Reece of Milling­ton; one daugh­ter, Lisa J. Reece Sip­ple of Smyrna; one sis­ter, Shirley Trent of Ko­dak, TN; one brother, Dou­glas Drin­non of Palm Bay, FL, for­merly of Mor­ris­town, TN; four grand­chil­dren: Ron­ald E. Reece Jr. of Smyrna, Ja­cob Reece of Clay­ton, Daniel Reece of Milling­ton, Ju­lia Sip­ple of Mills­boro; sev­eral other grand­chil­dren through marriages and 26 great-grand­chil­dren.

A vis­i­ta­tion will be held Fri­day, May 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fel­lows Fam­ily Funeral Home, 370 Cy­press St., Milling­ton, MD. Ser­vices will be held Satur­day, May 13, 11 a.m. also at the funeral home. In­ter­ment will fol­low the ser­vice in Sudlersville Ceme­tery, Sudlersville, MD.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily at: www. fh­n­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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