Frederick D. Reese

  • Born: November 28, 1929
  • Died: April 5, 2018
  • Location: Montgomery, Alabama


Civil rights activist led Selma's "Courageous Eight"…

Frederick D. Reese, early civil rights activist and leader of Selma's "Courageous Eight," died Thursday, April 5, 2018, according to the Associated Press. He was 88. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the Family's continuely..My condolences..

Posted by A friend   September 19, 2019

Our family sends our continued condolences. With the passing of our dear loved ones we know that time goes on but the longing for them remains. Our prayers are for you to be strengthened. May the promise of seeing your loved one again give you hope.

Posted by A friend   August 31, 2019

To the family of Frederick, please accept my sincere condolence for your loss. May your treasured memories continue to bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.

Posted by LC - FL   April 30, 2019


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   May 18, 2018

Gone but not forgotten. His legacy lives on Condolences to his family. May God grant you comfort and peace at this time

Posted by Marcy    May 03, 2018

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of man who will be remembered for his contribution to history. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by M C    May 03, 2018

My heartfelt sympathies and prayers for the entire family of Mr Reese. May God grant solace during this most challenging time. Frederick was truly a brilliant and accomplished man of integrity. He will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers ~ Al

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2018


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   April 12, 2018


Thank You forever Rev Dr Reese for being a Gentle Giant for Justice.

Posted by Bev Taylor - Nashville, TN   April 12, 2018

My condolences to the family. Dr Reese was a great man of God and he will truly be missed.

Posted by Maria Brooks - Atlanta, GA - friend   April 12, 2018

My Condolences to the family and friends of Mr.Frederick D.Reese for your loss.may God be with you at this time of sorrow.

Posted by Rose    April 12, 2018

Thank you my brother for all you have done with God's help now we continue to pray for your family here on Earth for we know God truly has you now God bless thank you

Posted by Smith - Va beach, VA   April 12, 2018

Mr. Reese fought for rights and justice. He certainly loved people for standing up for them the way he did. God does not forget those who do greater good for people. My prayers and condolences for his family. Psalm 147:4

Posted by A friend   April 11, 2018

Thank you for sharing your love one love for all persons
We grieve with hope also
Hope for the strength from above as we all wait for our Heavenly Father promises to come true
Promise of hope
Promise of a resurrection promise of love

Posted by Jackie - GA   April 11, 2018

To Mrs. Reese and Family
Our prayers are with you.
The Ridgeway Family
Gloria ((Blanchette), Booker, William, & Ben

Posted by A friend   April 10, 2018


Posted by Patterson    April 10, 2018

I can only say Thank You Brother. For Myself and countless others. Even those Who haven't been born yet. Brother Reese may You rest in Paradise in the presence of the "ALL". Family please accept My Heartfelt condolence and be strong in Love.

Posted by Virgil Varner - Roseville, MI   April 09, 2018

Let me live a life worthy of all that you sacrificed for me. Let me surely be an informed voter, having done my homework before marking my ballot. God bless your loved ones who grieve, let it be quickly turned to peaceful gratitude! jhs

Posted by JHill Slvn - Daphne, AL   April 09, 2018

To the family, I am sorry to hear the news a about your loss.
May God who "binds up the broken hearted" and comforted all who mourns" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2018

My heartfelt sympathy to the family on the passing of your love one please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2018

To Mrs Reese and family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences. Dr. Reese was a gentleman and activist extraordinaire and we give God all the honor, glory, and praise for hims life. May the works that he's done speak for him!
You are all in our prayers. God bless you always.

Posted by Pastor Phyllis Y. Bolden - Dothan, AL   April 09, 2018

To the family and friends of Frederick Reese, my condolences. Many have worked hard for equality and their effort are appreciated. Soon God will make sure that all people are on the same level no matter what their background is. After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.

Posted by M - Columbus, OH   April 09, 2018


Condolences to Frederick Reeses' family. May God continue to bless and keep you is my continued prayer.

Posted by Mary L Castleberry - Huntsville, AL   April 09, 2018


Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   April 08, 2018

My condolences to the Reese family. May our Heavenly Father give strength and comfort during this time of sorrow (Acts 10:34,35).

Posted by - Miami, FL   April 08, 2018


Posted by Aretha Phillips - Selma, AL   April 07, 2018

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by G. Freeman    April 07, 2018

My condolences are with the REESE family. RIP Dr. F. D. REESE

Posted by Beverly Jones - Selma, AL   April 07, 2018

My condolences to the family. May our heavenly father comfort you at this most difficult time.

Posted by Alexander's    April 07, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I hope the promise at 1 Thess 4:14 can bring comfort.

Posted by Darien    April 07, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I hope the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort.

Posted by Jasmine Cooper - West Orange, NJ   April 07, 2018

My sincere condolences on the loss of your love one. God is for you a refuge and strength. A help that is there during difficult times. May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

Posted by A friend   April 07, 2018


Keeping you and your family in my prayers

Posted by lola Watts Hill - Selma, AL   April 07, 2018


Mr. Reese was a courageous and fearless man.He will be remembered through the ages for his role in the Civil Right's movement.What a legacy Mr. Reeves leaves.My thoughts and prayer's are with his family at this time.His eternal light will forever shine! Rest in Peace Sir!

Posted by Steve - Longwood, FL   April 07, 2018


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   April 07, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Although your hearts are filled with pain and sorrow, our prayer is that you gain comfort and hope from God's promise to reunite us with our love ones on the earth, never having to say goodbye again. For Jesus will make this earth the problem-free paradise that His Father intended it to be. We have gained comfort and strength from this promise, may your family do the same.

Posted by Wells Family - CA   April 07, 2018

My deep condolences to the Reese family.Draw close to God in prayer during this difficult time and he will draw close to you-James 4:8.

Posted by Lynn B.    April 07, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. Your hope in the resurrection will keep you strong and keep him alive in your memory. As God said at Luke 20:37, 38. They are all living to him.

Posted by DeAnna - Ontario, CA   April 07, 2018


May God continue to be with the family at your time of bereavement. THANKYOU Dr. F. D. Reese for paving the way for so many of us.

Posted by The LeSure family - Selma, AL   April 07, 2018

Mr. Reese's courageous work is appreciated. We hope his family & friends will continue to lean on our Creator for support, peace and comfort. You have our sympathies.

Posted by - MD   April 07, 2018


Thank you for all of your work in Civil Rights. Rest in Peace, Frederick D. Reese.

Posted by Kathryn Irby - Gulfport, MS   April 07, 2018

To The Family Of Frederick D. Reese
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May the God of all comfort,comfort and grant you peace now and in the days ahead.

Posted by R. C. - IL   April 07, 2018

We thank your loved one for his endeavors for trying to unite makind. Soon we will have peace. "No will do any harm in my holy mountain....To him the nations will turn for guidance, and his resting place will become glorious."-Isaiah 6:9,10.
Charise Morgan

Posted by A friend   April 07, 2018


God Bless - Thanks for helping make a differance may you have eternal Peace

Posted by A friend   April 07, 2018

May God be with Mr. Reese family, during their time of bereavement. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

Posted by Gwendolyn Taylor - Charlotte, NC   April 07, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Gus and Pat    April 07, 2018

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Reese family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by CF    April 06, 2018

Sorry for the loss of your love one may God be with you and ur family

Posted by A friend   April 06, 2018

My condolences to the Reese family on the loss of Mr. Frederick D. Reese.I will keep the family in pray.May the PEACE,JOY and LOVE of GOD remain in your home.

Posted by Barbara Fitzgerald - Fairburn, GA   April 06, 2018

F. D. Reese was a truly great man, fearless and eloquent, a combination that has probably accomplished more in this world than any other two character traits.
-Scott Nelson
Author of White Monsoon

Posted by Scott e - Lehi, UT   April 06, 2018

My Condolences To The Family;
I'm so sorry for your great loss. May all of the beautiful memories that you all shared with your loved one, bring you all some comfort when sadness sets in.

Posted by A friend   April 06, 2018

May the love and support from friends and family carry you through your pain and grief.

Proverbs 18:24


Posted by A friend   April 06, 2018

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   April 06, 2018

An American hero. RIP.

Posted by Barbara Battibulli - Albany, NY   April 06, 2018

One of the GREAT ONES is gone. I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and you receive God's comfort.

Posted by A friend   April 06, 2018

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