Ninette Payne Reeves M.D.

class=”alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-1748″ title=”Reeves, Ninette Photo2″ src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”150″ />Ninette Payne Reeves M.D., nee Ninette Gilmer Payne,  age 92, April 23, 1919 – May 7, 2011.

A memorial service in celebration of Ninette’s life will be held at The Episcopal Church  of Our Savior, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at  5 P.M. with. Fr. Joe Bowden officiating.

Ninette was born  in Atlanta, Georgia.  She attended Mercer University, Emory University, and The University of Georgia School of Medicine, receiving her Doctorate of Medicine in Psychiatry in 1948, one of only two women in her class.  In 1965, she completed her MD in anesthesiology.

She worked at Oliver General Hospital in Augusta, GA where she met Nathan Reeves, MD whom she married on May 1, 1948.   Ninette came out of retirement in 1980, where, after obtaining her real estate license, she worked for Crowell  and Company until the early 1990’s.  She was one of the founding residents of Brandon Wilde.  During the last few weeks of her life, Ninette would fondly reminisce about growing up in Atlanta and her yearly family vacations to Hilton Head Island, SC which began around 1960.

Ninette is survived by her daughter, Janice Reeves Greene, (John) of Martinez, GA, her son, Peter Forrest Reeves (Tresca) of Spring, TX, four grandchildren, Emily Greene of Martinez, GA, Shawn Reeves of NC, David Reeves and Megan Reeves of Spring, TX, and one great-grandchild, Sara Reeves of Kill Devil Hills, NC.  Her cat, Sammy, misses her very much. She was preceded in death by her sister, Nena Payne White, and her brother, Hammond Richard Payne.

The family would like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice, especially Lisa, Jane, Debra, Dawn, Floria, Jenny, Russ, and Gary, for their loving attention and care, along with Dr. Andrew Van Alstine and Dr. Les Walters.  The family would, also, like to thank Terri, Kirshana, Liz, Nicole,  Bianca, Yvette, Wendy, Tamika, Violet, Amanda, Natalie, Kenya, Magalene, Adrianna, Teshca, Kylisha, Tacara, Lakeitra, and Tomeca.  Also, Shirley, Catrailus and Mary, with special thanks to Jennie Sexton.

Memorials may be made to The Church of our Savior or to the Humane Society.

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