Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Memorial for Reese Fitts: Feb. 6th

An Announcement from Mama's Boy restaurant:

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of a very dear friend and late Athens resident. Reese Fitts passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the young age of 23.

Many of you will remember Reese’s charming smile and sharp wit. He made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was an avid reader with a tremendous desire to acquire knowledge. Reese moved to Athens in 2005 with an academic scholarship to attend the University of Georgia.

While in Athens, he became involved with Chi Phi fraternity, volunteered for Nuci’s Space, supported the local music scene, and helped open and work in the kitchen at Mama’s Boy restaurant for the first three years of its conception. Reese’s contribution to Mama’s Boy is absolutely immeasurable. As his nickname the “hurricane” would suggest, he truly was a force of nature. He genuinely took an interest in the lives of everyone around him and we are all blessed to have been touched by him. He touched by more people than he would have ever imagined. All of those who knew and loved Reese and those who simply want to support Nuci’s Space are invited to eat dinner at Mama’s Boy on Saturday February 6.

The evening special will be one of Reese’s favorites, a low country boil. A memorial party to celebrate Reese’s life will follow dinner from 9 pm– 11 pm
The party will include drink specials, music and memories. A percent of the evening sales will be donated to Nuci’s Space in Reese’s name.