Reba Jackson Leigh Ulm

Published 10:30 am Monday, May 6, 2019


MOBILE, Ala. — A mass of Christian burial for Reba Jackson Leigh Ulm, 78, a native of Vicksburg and a resident of Mobile, Ala., who died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at her residence, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Little Flower Catholic Church in Mobile with the Rev. John G. Lynes as celebrant.

Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Cemetery in Liberty under the direction of Ascension Funerals and Cremations in Mobile.

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Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Mrs. Ulm was born Oct. 9, 1940, in Vicksburg, the daughter of Richard H. Leigh and Reba Jackson Leigh.

She was a 1962 graduate of Delta State University and received her master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Sorority, The DAR, Mobile Camellia Society, Pascagoula Junior Auxiliary and the Natchez Garden Club.

Ulm taught third grade at Eastlawn Elementary School in Pascagoula for 18 years and had a total of 26 years teaching in Mississippi.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Thomas Louis Ulm; two daughters, Theresa Odom and husband, Kyle, and Virginia Bridges and husband, Will; six grandchildren, Ethan Odom, John Hiett Odom, Aidan Odom, Coghlan Odom, Charles Bridges and Henry Bridges; and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Catholic Charities, or the Lynes Share Scholarship Fund at Little Flower Catholic School, all located in Mobile.