Mr. Michael G. Rea, age 57, of Hazlehurst, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, after an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident of Jeff Davis County and worked thirty-five years with Hazlehurst Mills. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Graham. Michael was a “picker” and collected knives, antique toy cars, and he enjoyed woodworking. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Patty Elizabeth Courson Rea in 2018; and a sister, Mary Nell Bennett.
Mr. Rea is survived by one son, Reverend Dr. Allen M. Rea and wife Kara; four grandchildren, Katie, Hosanna, Isabella and Isaiah, all of Vidalia; two step-daughters, Melissa Music of Monroe, and Holly Worth of Hazlehurst; one brother, Buddy Rea and wife Myra of Denton; two sisters, Betty “Peanut” Batten of Hazlehurst and Sherry Preciado and husband Gary of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
A private graveside funeral service was held Thursday, March 19th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Allen Rae officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Higgston Baptist Church, 512 James St., Ailey, GA 30410.
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