Virginia Alexander Reese


Virginia Alexander “Geni” Reese, 68, a lifetime resident of Waco, passed away peacefully at a local care center with her husband by her side on Friday, January 8, 2016.

Memorial Service: 2PM Monday, January 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jane Woodward officiating.

Virginia was born October 22, 1947 to Ernest Albert and Mildred Lee (Cobb) Alexander. Virginia was elected “Homecoming Queen” at Waco High School and sang in the choir, she graduated in 1966. She went on to attend 4-C Business College and worked in retail sales. Virginia was a very giving and loving person. Her granddaughters were her pride and joy, she loved her family and her pets with all her heart. Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mildred Alexander; brothers, Billy Burke and Tom Burke.

Virginia is remembered in love by her husband of over 32 years, Mark Reese of Waco; her son, Gary Byrd and wife Sandy of Frisco; sister, Marilynn Sustala and her husband Don of Waco; brother, Don Burke of Austin; granddaughters, Madeline Byrd and Miranda Byrd of Frisco; along with numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to her loving husband who was so devoted to her every need.

Memorials may be made to St. Catherine Center.

Thoughts and memories can be shared online at

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Brenda Ferrell Turnbough

    So sorry to hear of this, I went to high school with Virginia. She was beautiful and always very nice to everyone. Prayers to the family.

  2. Mark and family. I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace after her long struggle.

  3. Carol and Pookie Allen

    So very sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and your family.

  4. Hani and Nancy Sidarous

    Dear Mark, Hani and I are so full of sorrow at the passing of your beautiful Geni. Your devotion and love for her has always been so very apparent, and she likewise always showed her pride in loving you and that you were her true love. Our prayers and sincere condolences to our almost life-long friend. We love you, Hani and Nancy

  5. Mark, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family as you deal with your loss. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace.

  6. I’m sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to all the family and friends.

  7. Mark and family,
    So sorry for the loss of Virginia.
    Brenda Hand

  8. Tonya,April,Sommer and Ashlyn

    My beautiful Aunt Punkin was an extraordinary woman. We deeply mourn her passing. Her life was filled with love, compassion and excellence. May she rest in peace.

  9. Fernando and Alana Varela

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers go out to all the family.

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