Mr. Kelvin Tyrone Reese

August 26, 2021

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Mr. Kelvin Tyrone Reese passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Kelvin was born on September 26, 1974, in Miami (Dade County), Florida, to the late Roman Reese and his loving mother, Mildred P. Reese, who affectionately called him “Reese.” Memories of “Reese” joining the church at an early age and being baptized at the young age of five years old by Reverend Arthur Jackson, Jr., at New Shiloh Baptist Church (Miami, FL) are all so clear in her mind, even today.

He attended and played varsity football at North Miami Senior High School.  

“Reese” relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1999, where he started a family and worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) at Victoria Nursing Home for approximately ten years.

Kelvin was also known as “Big Reese” by some family members and “Coach Reese” by others. He coached and recruited for Little League Football, ages 4 to 6 years old, and as his sons became older, he coached 7 to 12 year olds.

In 2018, he relocated to Cordele, Georgia. 

“Reese” was preceded in death by his youngest son, Ky’Ran Reese, Sr. 

He also leaves behind to cherish memories: his mother, Mildred P. Reese; three children, Tatianna Souffrant (Miami, FL), Donald Guerrant (Cincinnati, OH), and Kelvin T. Reese, Jr. (Cincinnati, OH); grandson, Ky’Ran Reese, Jr; three stepchildren from a previous marriage; an aunt, Isabelle P. Dawkins; uncle, Glensa Poole; cousins, Cedric Dawkins, Corey Dawkins, C’Angelo Dawkins, Quamie Dawkins, Cynthia N. Cobb, Brian Cobb, Sr., (Shavon, Ariana, and Brian II), Josefean Turner (Deundre J. Baker) from Floria, Nathaniel “Bud” Nance, and Jackie Nance (Cordele, GA); and many other friends from the Cincinnati, Ohio area. 


The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 12:00 pm, at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Cordele.

Anyone attending the service is asked to wear a mask.


Professional Services have been entrusted to Bentley Carson Memorial Funeral Home of Cordele. Please visit our website for more information. 


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Graveside Service
September 11, 2021

12:00 PM
Sunnyside Cemetery
East 8th Avenue
Cordele, Georgia 31015

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