Reva Joyce Dodd Oldham, age 62, of Ringgold, loving mother and Nana, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family after a short, courageous battle with cancer.
Born Oct. 2, 1955, Reva grew up in Harrison, Tn. and graduated from Birchwood High School in 1973. She moved to Ringgold in 1974, where she spent the remainder of her life. She worked for Buster Brown for over 20 years and then worked for Kenco Logistics for 17 years. She retired in May 2017 and spent the last year of her life as a full-time Nana to her grandson, Michael, and granddaughter, Jenna. She had a servant’s heart, always putting the needs of others ahead of her own. She loved the Lord, her family and her friends whole-heartedly. We rejoice her reception into heaven, but mourn our earthly loss.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Garland and Joyce Dodd, and her brother, Anthony Dodd.
Survivors include her daughter, Misty Branam and son-in-law Jonathan Branam; grandson, Michael Branam and granddaughter, Jenna Branam; brother, Richard Dodd and sister-in-law, Carolyn Dodd; nieces, Stacy (Randy) Bell, Lauren Whittaker, Heather Whittaker; and great nieces, Morgan Bell and Natalie Burns.
A special thank you to several extended family and friends including Lisa Kuntz, Mike and Linda Branam, Josh and Jennifer Branam, Brayden Dickson, Chance and Ryder Branam, Geneva Branam, Barbara Brown and family, Donna Carter, Joy Pierce and Rhonda Tucker, who helped make her last two months more enjoyable. Special thanks to Dr. Harsha Vardhana and his staff at Erlanger Oncology, Dr. Michael Dant, and Hospice of Chattanooga for their exceptional care.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 26 from 4-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Ringgold. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m., with Pastor Keith Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Catoosa Memorial Gardens.