Waycross – Naomi Lorene Reed Ferris, 94 of Waycross passed away Thursday night (October 20, 2022) at Baptist Village in Waycross after an extended illness.
Born in Kalkaska, MI her parents were Ernest Reed and Bernice Beaver Reed. She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Winfred Sanders; her second husband, Orville Leroy Ferris; 2 great grandsons; and several brothers and sisters.
Naomi was a pastor wife and a member of Akin United Methodist Church. She loved camping, gardening and redecorating.
Survivors include her 4 children and their spouses, Kenneth Ronald Sanders (Nell) of Waynesville, Kim Sanders Barnard (Wendell) of Waycross, Keith Reed Sanders (Lisa) of Brunswick and Kay Renee Ferris of Waynesville; 8 grandchildren, Kenneth L. Sanders, Kelly L. Sanders, Christopher J. Ryals, Cory J. Ryals, Reed Sanders, J. Michael Ingram, Kristina R. Martin and Karalyn R. Arnold; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; a sister, Sharon McKenzie Seiber of NC; and also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held Tuesday afternoon (October 25, 2022) from 1pm – 2pm at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday afternoon (October 25, 2022) at 3pm at Akin Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Rick Turner officiating.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth L. Sanders, Kelly L. Sanders, Cory J. Ryals, Reed Sanders, J. Michael Ingram, and Elliott Ippolito.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.