The Church of the Cross was packed last week with family and friends celebrating the life and times of Jerry Reeves, who recently passed away. Jerry and his beloved wife, Mary, were devoted to each other, to their family and to helping make Bluffton a better place to live for many.
Jerry's 14 grandchildren stood during the service to give their much loved "Pop" a charming salute. He would have been so terribly proud of them, as were we all.
Among Jerry's many accomplishments is one that stands out to me: The foresight to provide the many people who work in his Resort Services business a safe haven for their children. The Children's Center he established provides a wonderful atmosphere in which infants and young children can flourish. Jerry was before his time with the idea. Now many businesses around the world have childcare on site so those who work there can do so without worry.
Jerry helped make Bluffton a better place for us all. A great legacy has been left. The French have a saying "Profite de la vie" -- Live life to the fullest. Thank you, Jerry, for the many wonderful things you did for Bluffton.
There is a new historic marker telling about the burning of Bluffton during the War Between the States. Lots of history took place on the site.
The pavilion is beautiful. It is designed in Bluffton style and will provide a place for all to gather. It features a catering kitchen and, praise the squirrels and birds, public restrooms, which are so needed for visitors.
So if you would like to use the pavilion for a party this is a great spot for birthdays and reunions. Call the town for more information.
Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.