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Ciapha Lafayette-Gant Reeves
August 2, 1968 – December 25, 2017

"The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; Blessed be the name of the Lord". Job 1:21

With deep sorrow, the Reeves and Smith families announce the sudden passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin Ciapha Lafayette-Gant Reeves. Ciapha went home to be with the Lord on December 25, 2017 in Taylor, Michigan. 

Ciapha was the beloved husband of Wilma Jean Reeves, loving father of Owen, Lucretia, and Ciapha, Jr. (Ashlee), and the cherished grandfather of Ayanna, Owen, Kawame, Sean, Nasar, Tatiana, Ciapha the III, and Camden; dear brother of Elder Bindu M. Reeves-Mfinanga (Issick), Charles K. Reeves the III (Patricia), and Meatta E. N. Reeves; proud mentor/uncle of SSG Charles B. Dean (Jessica) and Mabelene.  Ciapha is also survived by his dearest uncle and aunt Emmanuel & Serena Reeves, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

May his sweet, kind-hearted soul rest in perfect peace.

Funeral arrangements will be held as follows:

Friday, January 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Allen Park Chapel
The Martenson Funeral Home
10915 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101

Funeral Service
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Family Hour: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Funeral:  10:00 a.m.
Allen Park Chapel
The Martenson Funeral Home
10915 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
Tel: (313) 386-6600

For questions or further information, please contact:

Bindu Reeves-Mfinanga – (248) 910-6351
Charles Reeves – (248) 979-3171
Meatta Reeves – (313) 574-2150
Eujay Peterson – (313) 687-9947

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