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In Memory of

Winifred DuPree Reese

March 7, 1919 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


Winifred DuPree Reese, 96 passed away March 25, 2015 in a local Macon hospital. Services will be held at Snow's Memorial Chapel, 746 Cherry Street, on Wednesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Pine Forest Baptist Church or the Baptist Village, 5953 Plantation Villa Dr., Macon, GA.

Winifred was born in Americus, Georgia on March 7, 1919 but had lived in Macon most...

Winifred DuPree Reese, 96 passed away March 25, 2015 in a local Macon hospital. Services will be held at Snow's Memorial Chapel, 746 Cherry Street, on Wednesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Pine Forest Baptist Church or the Baptist Village, 5953 Plantation Villa Dr., Macon, GA.

Winifred was born in Americus, Georgia on March 7, 1919 but had lived in Macon most of her life. She was the widow of Lewis Bowen Reese and the daughter of the late Eula Jordan and Edward W. DuPree. Her brothers, Byrom and Glenn DuPree, preceded Winifred in death.

Winifred was an eighth generation descendant of French Huguenot Lewis DuPré, Sr, one of three brothers who, about 1700, first settled and farmed in the colonial frontier village of Manakin Town, Virginia, above the fall line of the James River near present day Richmond. The DuPré name literally translates as, "Of the meadow". DuPree descendants migrated through South Carolina, then to Georgia in the early 1800's. Winifred's grandfather, Ishiam Benjamin DuPree, was a Confederate soldier in the 4th Regiment, Georgia Militia. Her father was a licensed teacher of Greek and Hebrew and an ordained minister. She had 46 first cousins.

Winifred was a graduate of Norman Junior College and Mercer University. She was retired from the Bibb County School System where she taught second grade for thirty years. Winifred was a member Pine Forest Baptist Church. She was a former member of Tattnall Square Baptist Church, teacher of the Ruth Class, on the staff of the church Media Library and a member of the Joy Seekers. She was a former member of Highland Hills Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for thirty years and was director of the Jim Dandies. Winifred was a life member and former board member of the YWCA. She was a member and past president of Bibb Retired Teachers and the Macon Study Club. Winifred was a member of the Nathaniel Macon Chapter of the DAR, Georgia Retired Teachers Association, National Retired Teachers Association, past member of A.A.U.W, B.P.W. and the Heart of Georgia Story League.

She is survived by her niece, Mary Beth (Gary) DeGon of Mashpee, MA; nephews, Dr. James (Patsy) E. DuPree of West Point, GA and Thomas (Sandy) A. DuPree of Covington, RI.

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Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.