Mary Magdalene Reese Hobbs (Mollie)

April 4, 1930 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 91)


Mrs. Mary Magdalene Reese Hobbs (Mollie)

A “Celebration of Life” honoring Mrs. Mary Magdalene Hobbs, a well-known resident, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, child of God, and friend, will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 11:00 a. m. at the Ollie Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Collinston, Louisiana. Rev. W. J. Hardy will be the officiant of her services. The interment will follow the services in Trousdale Cemetery. The Visitation will be held on Friday evening, September 17, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Loche's Mortuary. To send flowers, words of encouragement or condolences, light a candle, or plant a tree, kindly go to www.lochesmortuaryinc.com


Due to the resurgence of Covid 19 and the Delta variant, masks are encouraged at the service. Masks are required at the “Walk-Through.”  Visitors and friends are asked to limit their visits to a few minutes at the “Walk-Through.” and practice social distancing.


“Remembering Madea”

“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

Deuteronomy 6:5


On the outskirts of the small hamlet of Mer Rouge, Louisiana, Flood and Emma Madison Reese eagerly awaited the birth of their new baby. It was a Friday, April 3, 1930, to be exact when a beautiful baby girl was born. The decision was made and she was given a Biblical name: Mary Magdalene.  

She grew up in a home filled with love, laughter, and a whole lot of activity. The church was a focal part of the Reese family. She attended Ollie Grove School and was a member of that same church.  As a child, she loved riding horses; a hobby she passed on to many of her children. She liked to sew and loved to fish. A very affectionate mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she loved all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins; but, she made sure they did just what she asked; no questions asked: “JUST DO IT.” There were three songs that she loved to sing; in fact, her children and many of the grands recall her singing her renditions of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Precious Lord.” An excellent cook, Mary used her talents and worked in Food Service for ten years.

One afternoon Mary met a handsome gentleman. George Allen Hobbs was his name. On a fall afternoon, October 12, 1947, she became his wife  Just like the home, she grew up in; their home was filled with love, laughter, and a whole lot of activity. She and George were blessed with seventeen children: George, Jr., Gloria, Betty, Willie, Emma, Tenzie, Amelia, Rosa, Arthur, Albert, Bernard, Bonnie Dean, Larry James, Sylvia, Sylvester, Benjamin, and Amelia.

Early Tuesday morning, September 7, 2021, Mary Magdalene Reese Hobbs, stepped from this mortal world to a “land so bright and fair,” a land of immortality, a land where one “never grows old”, and joined her husband and children, and her parents. She lived a long and fruitful life, will be missed, and she is dearly loved. Missing her smile, her delightful sense of humor, and her wise counsel, are her grateful children: six sons: Willie Hobbs, Sr., Arthur Hobbs, Albert Hobbs, Bernard Hobbs, Sylvester Hobbs, and Benjamin Hobbs; eight daughters, Gloria Wilson, Betty Smith, Emma Dukes, Tenzie Payton, Amelia Hobbs, Rosa Ford, Sylvia McKinney, and Marilyn Morrison, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers: Flood Reese, Elijah Reese and Harry Reese, one sister, Jestener Whaley, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


“Surely she will be missed, but now she can rest. She will always be loved, and never forgotten. Get your rest, MaDear. This is not goodbye; JUST see you later.”










To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Magdalene Reese Hobbs (Mollie), please visit our floral store.


September 17, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Funeral Service
September 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Ollie Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Collinston, LA 71261

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