Calvin Reese SEPTEMBER 27, 1950-OCTOBER 6, 2021

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Calvin Reese SEPTEMBER 27, 1950-OCTOBER 6, 2021

****Virtual viewing of the service will be available on Leevy’s Funeral Home Website****
Thank you for all prayers, calls, messages and acts of kindness during this difficult time!
Cherie Reese and Chelise Hardy

Viewing Location: Leevy’s Funeral Home Chapel

Viewing Date And Time: Thursday, October 14, 2021 / 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Funeral Location: Leevy’s Funeral Home Chapel
Funeral Date And Time: Friday, October 15, 2021 At 1:00 P.M.
Internment Location: Bush River Memorial Gardens


  1. Calvin will be miss I always talk juke to him on Sundays in a great way. He stand at the center door as a usher at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia I told him he took my spot we laugh. Take your rest I know you in Heaven ushering for the Lord. His family have my condolences.

  2. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to the Reese family!

    Jerome & Pat Noble

  4. Josh and I learn today the loss of you. We are lost of words and we will never forget you. Rest is peace my friend and known you will be missed.
    Love Joshus Jr. And Melissa Brailey.

  5. Mr. Reese was my buddy. He was always in my corner and always had something uplifting to say to me. I’m saddened to learn of his passing. My condolences to his family.

  6. My most sincerest condolences to the family. Calvin was my classmate of BTW class of 69. Keeping you all in prayer.

  7. My brother in Christ, gone , but you will never be forgotten, Calvin sat directly in front of me every Sun he attended if, he did not usher Brookland along with our conversations when we saw eacH other in KrogerYou will be missed. Condolences to the family

  8. I mourn the loss and celebrate the life of an old friend. Rest In Peace and Power, my BTW classmate.

  9. My Condolences To My Family Praying For Everyone Love Cousin Shirley Ann Jones Crook

  10. Calvin was always the perfect gentleman. We once had offices in the same building. He looked out for me and I looked out for him.He learned from me and I learned from him. Unforgettable conversations.. RIP Calvin.

  11. Well Done, Mr. Reese! “Yes, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”

  12. Calvin B Reese was THE MAN … A Legend, Trailblazer, Trendsetter and a Pioneer … Founder of the First Black-Owned digitL magazines in the Greater Columbia SC. Most of all, he was a dear friend … Thank you Calvin, again, for an awesome time at the Patti Austin concert (Auntie Karen). Rest Easy Sir 🕊❤🌷

  13. I enjoyed talking to Calvin concerning business matters and life in general. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family. Take your rest my brother. You were a difference maker.

  14. Calvin brought a fresh and practical perspective to our Tuesday faith discussions. His warmth will be missed in this world.

  15. Calvin was a bright light in a dark world. That calming voice and beautiful spirit will be missed. Condolences to his family.
    Otis and Cynthia Walters

  16. Rest In Peace Cousin Calvin

  17. Cherie and Chelise, my heart goes out to you and your family with the passing of your dad. I pray that God’s love, grace and faithfulness will bring you peace and understanding. Stay strong and be encouraged!

    Love Sonya

  18. My thoughts and prayers are with the Reese family. I’m going to miss Calvin greeting me as I enter the door at Brookland Baptist. So glad I got to see him at church a few Sundays ago. Rest in peace Calvin.

  19. Calvin had a beautiful spirit that everyone could see.
    I enjoyed our conversations about the need for Black-owned media. He will be missed.
    Rest in peace my friend.

  20. My sincerest condolences to the family. Calvin was a great friend and mentor. One thing I’ll never forget was his willingness to teach me about business. He always had a story to tell me when we talked.
    I’ll miss him, but I know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
    Rest in Peace my friend.

  21. My sincere condolences to the Calvin B Reese family. A consummate business person, and a scholar in his own way. Rest in peace.

  22. Calvin you surely will be missed. My condolences goes out to the family

  23. My condolences to Calvin’s family. He was a great communicator of thoughts and ideas as was reflected in his digital magazine Millennium. He provided an invaluable service to our community in keeping us informed about events and achievements. His passing leaves a void that will not be easily filled.

  24. Calvin always had a kind and generous word of encouragement. He contributed greatly to this community. My prayers to the family.

  25. We’re never prepared to hear about the passing of friends and family. I definitely was not prepared to hear about your passing, Calvin—I will miss you. Rest easy my friend.

  26. My sincere condolences to the family of Calvin Reese. Calvin was a friend and fellow church member. He will be greatly missed.

  27. Calvin and I joined church at the same time, we were golf partners and good friends. Years ago my business took me to Vietnam but we remained in touch via his on-line paper. I lost a good friend but heaven has gained a devoted soldier. Rest in peace my brother you will remain in my thoughts.

  28. I am sharing these words of comfort & care to my dear friend, Deacon Baxter Seagars, the younger brother of Calvin Reese. “P-Nut”, as Baxter is commonly known is, in fact, Calvin’s only brother.

    Please know family, that citizens across this city & state will continue to uplift you & the entire family both near & far as we once again mourn one who we speak of as “gone too soon”.

    A businessman extradinaire was he & just an all around good guy who was well respected for his acumen in multiple areas of the electronic media in particular.

    May the service he rendered, speak for him beyond perpetuity .

    Another BTW Washingtonian will now enter “golden gates” to glory. May he rest in the Joy of Jesus!

  29. May the Peace of God be with the Family of Mr. Calvin Reese. Rest in Peace my friend.

  30. I was so not prepared to read about Calvin’s passing. It totally caught me off guard. I have such fond memories of Calvin. He was very supportive and kind. I met him over 25 years ago. I expressed an interest in writing, and he gave me an opportunity to have my own column in his newspaper to write motivational messages. I was so grateful for the opportunity and his belief in my ability. I hope he knew how much I appreciated that. He was a blessing to many and will missed. Praying for the family during this difficult time.

  31. Calvin will be missed. I really liked working with him through his Millennium Magazine. He was a good man and always took the time to help me understand things and to share his wealth of media knowledge and experiences with me. He was funny and had an infectious and positive personality. He loved his work and worked hard at what he did. He was a great partner to our organization and a friend to me. I will miss him. My prayers are with his friends and family.

  32. Calvin was a great and special person. I will cherish the fond memories of him. Based on my conversations, he was very proud of his daughters. My condolences to the Reese Family.

  33. My condolences to the Reese and Hardy Family. You all in my thoughts and prayers!

  34. My heart felt sympathies to the family. Calvin always had a kind word. I never could out talk him, but we were friends just the same. May the peace of God be with you during this time and always.

  35. Cherie and Chelise , my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I know that your faith in God had always been strong. Continue to lean and trust in him.

  36. One of my pew partners from Brookland will truly be missed. Rest in peace Calvin.

  37. On behalf of the Brookland Baptist Ushers Ministry we send our condolences to the Reese family. We will miss Mr. Reese from being one of our faithful “Door Keeper” at the Brookland Baptist Church. RIP.

  38. Was shocked to hear the passing of Calvin whom I considered a very dear friend and Brother. He was very much involved in covering the news of our organization. You will truly be missed my Brother. RIP.

  39. I have know Calvin most of my life. We lived next door on Harper Street. Learned many things from Calvin and his family as a child. I will miss Calvin and his big voice and stories. Our sympathy to his family?

  40. My heart is broken this morning to hear about the passing of my long-time friend, Calvin. We collaborated on so many business ventures, it felt like he was my business partner, as well. I will certainly miss his random calls to discuss the many business ideas that he had. My prayers are for Sis Gale and the girls (as I called them when we talked). Rest on, my brother.

  41. I’m saddened to learn of Calvin’s passage. He was an excellent photo journalist, a wonderful acquaintance and dear friend. His bright smile, hearty laugh, and joyous attitude will be missed by many. I am honored to have known him.

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  1. I am just so saddened by the loss of this most wonderful human. He was gifted beyond measure and was a gentleman that I looked up to. His trail blazing success crossed all mediums – television, print media to digital. Not to mention, he always could find the coolest socks to match his suits and ties. This is such a significant loss to our community and state. We will be forever in his debt.

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