A memorial service to celebrate the life of Louis Gillis “Gill” Reames, 59, of Camden, SC, was held Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Grace Episcopal Church. Rev. Ron Hiester officiated. The family received friends at the home following the service. The family requests that memorials be given in Gill’s memory to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte for the Y Readers Program, 400 East Morehead, Charlotte, NC 28202, which was so important to Gill.
Gill died Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He was born in Columbia, SC, the son of the late Louis Gillis Reames and Jane Blair Lever Reames. Gill received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, was a former president of Camden Gas and Oil and was a partner at Wells Fargo Financial Advisors in Camden. He attended the Church of the Ascension in Hagood.
Gill loved so many and so much, always with such joy. He spent his Thursday’s with the little children at Y Readers, where he was known as Mr. Fish. Gill also loved the outdoors, where he found his sanctuary. As an outdoorsman to the core, Gill spent hours of contentment in the woods and meadows of Shrocks Mill, along with Blue and Hamp, his two precious dogs. He also found great joy in cycling, where he was often alongside his daughter, Mary. Gill’s mantra, which he kept as a handwritten reminder, was “the bike = mobile meditation.”
Gill is survived by his daughter, Mary MacAllister Reames of Wilmington, NC; sisters, Elaine Reames Walters and her husband, Norman of Charlotte, and Janell Reames Myers and her husband, Mark of Spartanburg; brother, Philip Cooley Reames of Camden; nephew and nieces, Jane Blair Myers, Davis Hollingsworth Myers, Nicholas Reames Myers, Joseph Chandler Myers, Daniel James Myers, Christopher Cooley Walters, Jonathan Keith Walters and Lindsey Elaine Walters; Gill loved his friends and they are friends for life. He cherished Amy and her son.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Reames family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.