In Memory of




Obituary for Peter Reese Jr.

Peter Reese, Jr. was born on March 7, 1940, he was a lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama. He exchanged this earthly life for eternal rest on February 1, 2024.
He was affectionately known as Ba’ Brother, Uncle Pete and Pete to his family, friends, church family and community. He was a faithful member of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church where he served in many capacities including: Sunday School Teacher in the Primary Department, Senior Choir, Male Chorus, Laymen Ministry and Food Ministry (delivering food and chatting with the sick and shut-in members). Uncle Pete always encouraged the children of the church with kind words, a listening ear and provided gifts for their birthdays, Christmas & graduations.
Peter was a member of the first graduating class of Williamson High School in 1958. He sang in the choir where he was proclaimed by his music director, Mrs. Yolanda Reddick, as the best bass she had ever encountered. He was also a member of “The Mighty Lions” football team.
He was enlisted into the U.S. Army on December 5, 1962. In September 1963, he was stationed at 31st Surgical Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany where he worked directly with one doctor and four medical specialists having numerous duties to perform including minor surgery (applied and removed sutures). He was honorably discharged and served in the Army Reserve as a Certified Ambulance Driver and Phlebotomist.
He retired from Union Carbide/UOP after 28 years of dedicated service. After retirement, he decided that children needed his help and became a substitute teacher for Mobile County Public School System.
As a “foot soldier” for justice, Pete, along with his now deceased friends, Alonzo Jones and Donald “Duck” James headed to Selma to join the Selma to Montgomery March which is known today as Bloody Sunday. Unfortunately, they were turned around by the Alabama State Troopers, but his quest for civil rights would later lead him to march with Stokely Carmichael & Rev. Jessie Jackson. He became a member of the Mobile Branch of the NAACP where he served as Membership Chairman and assistant Chair until his health declined. He was honored for his loyal and dedicated service in increasing and maintaining membership by the Mobile Branch of NAACP (#5044) in 2016. In 2021, he received the African American Achievement Award for his years of service to his community by Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church. He will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to protecting civil rights and ensuring all whom he encountered was a registered voter.
Peter Reese, Jr. was born to the union of Rev. Peter Reese, Sr and Mrs. Muggie Fletcher Reese. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Eddie L. Reese and Rev. Henry Reese; three sisters: Salomia Inez Reese Payne, Beulah Moses, and infant Patricia Reese; mother of his daughters: Annie Mingo Reese.
He leaves to cherish his memory two devoted daughters: Roslyn Reese and Yolanda (Kevin) White; Son: Pierre Brown, Sr.; special daughter: Angela Brown; two grandsons: Pierre (Natasha) Brown, Jr. and Dion Brown; great grandson: Pierre Brown III; devoted brother: Joseph (Loraine) Reese: three devoted sisters: Georgia Ocain, Vivian Reese, and Muggie Cannon; sister-in-law, Mary L. Reese; goddaughter: Donna James; godson: Vanard Williams; devoted nephews and nieces: Leonard (Claretha) Payne, Tejero Isom, Bernard Jackson, Ann Franklin and Elaine Payne; adopted nephew & niece: Dr. Alvin A. Cleveland, Sr. and Mrs. Jackie Cleveland; He is also survived by a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, in-laws, and friends. Beloved friends and classmates: Major Allen and Corinne Rover Duncan. Going the Extra Mile (GEM): Tammy Blackmore, Lewis Lee, Ngai Mingo and Paul (Nancy) Richardson.