Ropes Independent School District announced Thursday that classes will be cancelled Monday for faculty, staff and students to attend the funeral of Jill Reep.
Services for Reep will be held inside Monterey Church of Christ at 10:30 a.m.
Ropes ISD posted the following information to its Facebook page:
A teacher from Ropesville died in a crash northeast of the town, southwest of Lubbock late Tuesday night.
According to the DPS, a 15-year-old driver fell asleep while driving a pickup eastbound on FM 1585 near Hummingbird Road. The truck ran off the road, the driver woke up and overcorrected. The pickup rolled onto its side.
Passenger Jill Bailey Reep, 48, was ejected and died at the scene. Investigators say she was not wearing a seat belt.
Friends and former students say Reep was well-known and respected as a second grade teacher at Ropes.
Ropes Elementary posted this to its Facebook page:
The Hockley County Livestock Show will take donations for the Reep Memorial Fund. Donations can also be made at the Show at the Mallet Event Center in Levelland or at Ropes ISD. Sale at the show is Saturday. Checks should be made out to the Hockley County Livestock Show with memo Reep Memorial Fund.