Reba Harrington Hays

Reba Harrington Hays, 69 of Rossville, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and a member of South Rossville Baptist Church for 30 years. Mrs. Reba was a hairdresser all her life and retired from the Walker County School System as a cafeteria worker. She graduated from Rossville High School, class of 1971. Mrs. Reba loved adventures such as traveling, scuba diving, and kayaking. She also loved gardening, trips to the beach and enjoyed helping others in need. Mrs. Reba always lived life to the fullest, but her most cherished times were spent with family, especially her five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Sammy Dewayne Hays; parents, Robert Alexander Harrington Jr. and Vera Jean Knight Harrington; children, Chrisgenia Hays and Doug Hays. Survivors include her son, Ryan (Latrell) Hays; brothers, Robert (Janet) Harrington and Mitchell (Cheryl) Harrington; grandchildren, Cale, Caiden, Luke, Noah, and Grace Hays, as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Eddy Rushing officiating. Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.


Viewing Location: 555 W Cloud Springs Rd, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Service Location: 555 W Cloud Springs Rd, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

17 Comments

  • Debbie and Sanford Wynne Posted September 1, 2021 5:45 PM

    Ryan, our hearts are broken for you, Latrell and the kids. Reba was such a strong, wonderful and loving person who loved her children with everything that she had. I can only imagine the reunion yesterday in Heaven when she was met by Chrisgenia, Sammy and Doug. We have been praying for you guys since we found out about Doug but we will continue to pray that God gives you the strength and peace on this journey. . We love the Hays family!

  • Carrie L roberts Posted September 1, 2021 9:02 PM

    i remeber her oing my moms hair and mine also prayer for all her family

  • Mary Ann Rushr Posted September 1, 2021 9:35 PM

    I am so sorry for the loss of Reba, I worked with her at RHS cafeteria, she was always laughing, one time she put frozen eggs in the mixer and turned it on and the eggs flew across the cafeteria, I will never forget that. She will be missed , she has gained her angel wings, my prayers are with her family

  • Amanda Glassburn Posted September 2, 2021 8:06 AM

    Ryan,
    I am so very sorry to hear this terrible news. Our thoughts and prayers, as always, are with you and your family during this very difficult time. We are here for you. If you need anything at all, please let me know.

  • Yulonda Taylor Posted September 2, 2021 1:47 PM

    Reba was a precious person. She will surely be missed. God be with her Family.

  • Cynthia Lawson Posted September 2, 2021 2:09 PM

    Reba was a wonderful lady! The most generous and kindest person I know. She could say the funniest things and make you laugh for days. I will truly miss my dear Rebs!

  • Kristy Jones Posted September 2, 2021 4:09 PM

    I have known Reba and her family since i was about 18years old. They all were the sweet family and i will never forget the youth trip we were on and i was doing Chrisgenia treatments and she asked me ” Kristy do you think Heaven has horses? I am going up there soon” i cried my eyes out that night but I thank God for knowing them all.

  • Donna Cates Posted September 3, 2021 5:53 AM

    Our precious friend. A true woman of faith who always tried to help others. We had many church activities over the years with so much fun. She loved to travel and Eddie snd I were able to enjoy her company with Clark Tours in Hawaii. There is an amazing reunion in heaven right now. Love you Reba.

  • Donna Cates Posted September 3, 2021 5:54 AM

    Our precious friend. A true woman of faith who always tried to help others. We had many church activities over the years with so much fun. She loved to travel and Eddie and I were able to enjoy her company with Clark Tours in Hawaii. There is an amazing reunion in heaven right now. Love you Reba.

  • Mary Lynn Posted September 3, 2021 7:16 PM

    Ryan I am so very sorry for your loss of your mom and brother. Reba was such a dear friend. As all you boys grew up and went your separate ways unfortunately the “Ball Team Buddies “ lost touch as well. I pray that our Lord will help you through this most difficult time. So very very sorry. Mary Avakian Lynn.

  • judy pitts Posted September 4, 2021 9:18 AM

    Ryan, I am so sorry / I was in touch with someone daily, to follow Rebas progress and i really thought she would beat this. Astrong willed woman she was. She was a sister friend to me. I talked to her right up until she had to go on the vent. I loved her very much . She stopped to see me when she travelled through here. I always enjoyed her so much. I will plant a tree for her, down at the lake. She loved it so much . She was a great person. Always time for anyone. to listen, do something for, or whatever anyone needed. What a reunion she is having in heaven. I can just picture her. Reunited with those she loved. I always told her she was the strongest person i know

  • Aundria Sanders Costellow Posted September 4, 2021 8:43 PM

    Ryan, I am so sorry to hear about
    The loss of your mother and brother. I will be praying for
    You. Aundria

  • Dan and Felicia Wells Posted September 5, 2021 9:12 AM

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your beautiful Mother. We know words are inadequate at a time like this so just know that your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Always cherish each memory you have of your lovely mother and remember that her spirit is now thriving above in Heaven pr Always cherish each memory you have of your lovely mother and remember that her spirit is now thriving above in Heaven proudly looking down on her son as our father in heaven did on his. oudly looking down on her son as our father in heaven did on his.

  • Dan and Felicia Wells Posted September 5, 2021 9:49 AM

    Ryan and Family, we are so saddened by the news of your Mom’s passing. In this difficult time try to remember she is with our Heavenly Father and no longer in pain or discomfort. Please know you are in our prayers. Love Dan and Felicia

  • Sherry Ellis Cox Posted September 5, 2021 10:13 AM

    Reba lived across the road from me. She was such a dear, sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • Leanne Goins Posted September 5, 2021 11:34 AM

    My heart and prayers go out to the entire Hays family. I have hundreds of memories with Reba in it. I will never forget when she decided to ride home me one night from a wrestling tournament, I thought I was following Sammy so I just kept driving and then we ran into snow. Reba said Leanne where are we, I said I have no clue I’m just following Sammy. Hilarious, she had to call Sammy and ask for directions to get us home. Also, will never forget when she was doing my hair and got in a big way of talking and turned my hair pink.

    So many laughs I could share, I know she is heaven with her daughter, son and husband. More importantly she is with our Savior. I will forever miss and love you Reba.

  • Amanda Smith Posted September 5, 2021 11:23 PM

    Ryan and Latrell, you and your family have been in my prayers since the day I first met Reba. It was a pleasure getting to know her and you, despite the circumstances. May she rest in peace surrounded by her family and enveloped in the love of Christ.

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