Julia Ann (Hollowell) ReevesAugust 12, 1935 ~ January 9, 2018 (age 82)
Greensboro NC: Julia (Julie) Ann Hollowell Reeves passed away peacefully at her residence, Friends Homes – Guilford, in Greensboro, NC on January 9, 2018 at the age of 82. She was born August 12, 1935 in Manteo, NC, the only child to Iris and James Hollowell. She married James D. Reeves, DDS in Asheville, NC on May 16, 1964. They were married for 28 years before his passing in 1992.
Julia was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her children, Charlotte (husband - Nicholas) Walyko, Jamie (wife - Carol) Reeves and two grandchildren, Michael and Sarah Walyko. She also leaves behind many loving relatives and friends.
Julia was raised in Greensboro, NC, where she attended high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Guilford College. Professionally, she was a teacher, an adoption counselor and after earning a master’s degree in education and counseling from Western Carolina University, she became a fierce advocate for women’s rights, establishing Helpmate, the first domestic violence shelter in Asheville. She was the Western Regional Director for the NC Council on the Status of Women. She was promoted and lived in Raleigh, NC where she oversaw and supported the operation of women’s programs and shelters across the state. Upon retiring in 1997, she was conferred “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine,” a prestigious award given by Governor Jim Hunt.
In the mid-1980’s, during a hiatus from her women’s advocacy work, she had a successful stint as a color consultant, personal shopper and style coordinator at her shop in Biltmore Village known as “Images by Julia.”
Julia’s hobbies included art, music, cultural events, sewing, gardening and playing Bridge. She and her husband took ballroom dancing together and following his death, she pursued this with a passion, ultimately entering national ballroom competitions. Julia had a tremendous heart and gave freely of herself to many worthy causes, charities and organizations. Her life was an excellent example of how to make the world a better place.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00pm at Friends Homes – Guilford on New Garden Road in Greensboro. Arrangements entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel of Greensboro NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the following organizations:
PO Box 2263
Asheville, NC 28802
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
2500 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405