bobbie-reaves-mumford_web.jpgBobbie Reaves Mumford, retired public relations specialist of Miami Shores, died Monday, Dec. 5, at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach after a 13-year battle with cancer.

She was 65.

A native of Alachua, Mumford relocated to Miami with her parents, the late state Rep. Jefferson Reaves Sr. and Jennie Franklin Reaves, as a ninth-grader, and was in the first graduating class of Brownsville Junior High School. She graduated from  Miami Northwestern High in 1963 and attended then Hampton Institute in Virginia.

Mumford worked in public relations and media communication for nearly four decades, including  working as acting director of the Miami-Dade county manager’s Office of Media Communications, managing  a million-dollar budget and a staff of 28. She later started her own firm, B Mumford & Company.

Her survivors include her husband, Alonzo B. Mumford; daughters, Jodi Mumford-Porter (Craig) of Pembroke Pines and Bonnie Mumford-Watson (Darrnell) of Encino, Calif.; and son, Alonza B. Mumford of Baltimore, Md.; brother, former state Rep. Darryl F. Reaves; and  six grandchildren.

Viewing and wake will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Brownsville, 2799 NW 46th St., Miami. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.  Interment will be at Dade Memorial Park in north Miami-Dade.

Gregg L. Mason Funeral Home, 10936 NE Sixth Ave., North Miami, is handling the arrangements.

Photo: Bobbie Reaves Mumford