Reba Ann Hammond
The beautiful soul, Reba Ann Hammond, was called home from this life on Dec. 2, 2022, at her home in Monticello. Reba Ann was born on Oct. 1, 1942, also in Monticello to Johnny A. Evans and Eva Smith Evans.
A funeral service was held Dec. 6 at Divide Memorial Methodist Protestant Church, with graveside service following in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Reba married her beau, Edward Hammond, April 10, 1966, and they remained married for 51 years until “Ed’s” passing in 2018. Reba spent many years as a resident of Hammond, La., where she was a faithful member of New Beulah Baptist Church. Jesus speaks in the book of Matthew about how we should give, giving in secret so that our left hand doesn’t know what our right hand is doing. Reba lived this in her actions. She lived her life serving others, with no expectations of anything in return. Through her calls, quick visits, and long list of recipients, Reba spread the love of Christ in her life of giving to others. Reba’s kindness, goodness, and fun-loving spirit echo in the words and stories of so many who loved her.
Reba was preceded in death by her husband, Edward “Ed” Hammond; her father, Johnny A. Evans; mother, Eva Smith Evans; sister, Johnnie E. Strong; and brother, Osborne Evans.
Reba is survived by a niece, nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews, her church family, friends and family who loved her deeply and will miss her greatly.
May all who knew Reba continue in living a life of giving and loving like her. Special thanks to Hospice Ministries and the many kind, loving hands who helped Reba in her final days.