Annette Jones Reel, age 74, of Elizabeth City, NC died on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at her home. Born in Elizabeth City, NC on May 23, 1947 to the late William Earl Jones, Sr. and Nettie Virginia Garrett Jones, she was the wife of James Mitchell Reel. Annette attended Bowman Gray Nursing School for three years and then furthered her education at East Carolina where she received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing and her Nurse Practitioner degree. She served her community selflessly in the nursing field with the Pasquotank County Health Department for thirty-two years before her retirement.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Christi Cheeks (Jack) and Ted Reel (Sarah); a sister, Brenda Williams; her grandchildren, Zackary Wood Cheeks, Amy Griswold, Christopher Reel; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Pailin Cheeks, along with two brothers, John Paul Jones and William Earl Jones, Jr. and a sister, Gail LaCroix.
The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers, Wanda and Vanessa.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021 at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC with the Rev. Don Carter officiating. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Reel family. The family will receive visitors at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Pailin Nicole Cheeks Scholarship Fund, c/o COA Foundation, Amy Alcocer, 1208 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.
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