Reba Slayton
Reba Slayton

Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Sunday, September 6, 2020
New Hope Baptist Church
6573 MS-145
Meridian, Mississippi, United States

Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for extended family and friends will be held at a later date. 

Obituary of Reba LaNell Slayton

Reba LaNell Slayton of Slidell, Louisiana passed away peacefully and into the arms of her Savior on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the age of 86. She was a native of Meridian, Mississippi, born on December 4, 1933 to her loving parents, the late Louise and Joseph Jones. Reba graduated from Clarkdale High School and spent many years as a homemaker, caring for her beloved family. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, painting, sewing, gardening, and playing the piano.  Reba was an active member of First Baptist Church of Slidell, where she also attended bible study. She will be forever remembered by her family and friends as a strong, determined, and faithful Southern lady who dearly loved God and her family.

Reba is the devoted wife of the late James Lavell Slayton, sharing forty-four years of marriage together and raising five wonderful children: Rhonda Slayton Pike (Mike), Pam Slayton, Jodette Slayton Didomizio (Chris), James Daniel Slayton, and Kim Slayton Blackmon (Rick). She is the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren: Sean Pike, Lanell Pike, Jenni Pike Thigpen, Rufus Freeman, Sloane Davidson, Robert Davidson, Robby Griffith, and the late Chris Pike and great-grandmother of seven cherished great-grandchildren.  She is the sister of the late Talmadge Jones (Dot) and Kenneth Jones (Bonnie).

A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery located on Hwy 45 South in Meridian, Mississippi.  A Memorial Service for extended family and friends will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to New Hope Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi are requested. Memories and condolences may be expressed at

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,

An angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.

The angel said my place was ready, in Heaven far above,

And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

But when I walked through Heaven’s Gates,

I felt so much at home, for God looked down, smiled at me,

 And told me, “Welcome Home.”

 So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,

For every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart.








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