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Charles William Reed 1920-1995
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001
Funeral Home program: Charles William Reed
Charles William Reed Buck Born December 13, 1920 Cheswold, Delaware
Died September 28, 1995 Milford Memorial Rehabilitation Center Burial Place
Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery Route 42, Cheswold, Delaware
Donald W. Reed 1927-1979
In Memory of Donald W. Reed Born: March 24, 1927, Date of Death: May 5, 1979, Funeral Services: Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, Dupont Parkway & Eats Van Buren Avenue, Wilmington Manor/ Thursday Morning, May 10, 1979, 11:00 o'clock. Clergyman Officiating Rev. Francis J. Blood, Oblate Father, Interment: Gracelawn Memorial Park.
Dorcas Ann Ridgway Reed ~1934-2008
20 Dec 2008
Dorcas Ann "Mother Eagle" Reed, 74, of Hopewell Township, passed away early Thursday morning, Dec. 18, 2008 at the South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center, in Vineland, where she had been a patient since Tuesday. Her death was sudden and unexpected. Born in Dover, Del., she was the daughter of the late Edgar "June" Ridgway and Leanna (nee Dean) Peterson, and the wife of the late Walter Allen Reed Sr. She had been a resident of Hopewell for the past 26 years and previously she had lived in Greenwich Township.
Dorcas was a graduate of Bridgeton High School, and the International College of Bible Theology through the Jubilee Living Word Ministries. She was formerly employed as an administrative secretary with Cumberland Manor for over 26 years until her retirement in April of 2000. She was the columnist for Smoke Signals, Native American Notes from Down Jersey in the Cumberland County Reminder, which she enjoyed. She was a former member and Church secretary for Jubilee Living Word Church and had just recently joined Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was a former leader of Brownie Troop 226, a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indians, where she was a former secretary for the Tribal newsletter, and was instrumental in starting and formerly leading the New Dawn Youth Group for the younger members of the tribe. She loved traveling, especially with her sister-in-law, Natalie, spending time with her family, watching the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles teams, crocheting, and her weekly Bible Studies. She will truly be missed by all.
Surviving her are her three loving children, Walter Allen Reed Jr. and his wife, Charlotte, of Shiloh, Diane Marie Massari and her husband, Steven of Hopewell Township, and Linda Sue Harmon and her husband, Warren "Nippy" Harmon, of Hopewell Township; one brother, Edgar "Sonny" Loatman and his wife, Roberta, of Upper Deerfield Township; one sister, Beverly Dickinson, of Upper Deerfield Township; her half sister, Shirley Brown, of Bridgeton; her sister-in-law, Natalie Ridgway, of Alloway; 5 grandchildren, Marie-Lynn, Walter III, Dorann, Blake, and Brett; three great-grandchildren Brianna, Dylan, and Julian; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased besides her parents and husband, by a sister Jeanette Ridgway, and a brother, Kenneth W. "Like An Eagle Watching" Ridgway.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at noon from the Lighthouse Baptist Church,
149 W. Deerfield Road, Route 540, Deerfield Street, NJ. Dorcas’ pastor, the Rev. Tim Boner, will officiate. Interment will take place in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township Friends may call on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Carll’s Corner, Upper Deerfield Township, and again on Tuesday morning from 11 a.m. to noon at the church prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 149 W. Deerfield Road, Route 540 Deerfield Street, NJ 08313.
Floyd J. Reed Sr. ~1939-1995
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 19 May 2000, who notes, "1995. Son of John Addison Reed & Mabel C. Ridgway Reed. He was married to Frances Ferrel."
Floyd J. Reed Sr., 56, of Salem died suddenly on Jan. 28 in Salem County Memorial Hospital. He had been a self-employed carpenter.
Surviving are his wife, Frances, two daughters, Peggy and Sandy and a son, Floyd Jr., all of Salem, and one sister, Thelma Lupico of Cherry Hill.
Services will be today, 11 a.m. at the H.T. Layton and Son Home for Funerals, Salem where friends may one hour prior. Burial will be in East View Cemetery, Salem.
Francis Casper Reed 1914-2003
Contributed by Paul Johnson 21 Jun 2003
6 Jun 2003
Obituary 1: Francis C. Reed, Born in Philadelphia, PA on Dec. 29, 1914, departed on Jun. 4, 2003 and resided in Sicklerville, NJ, formerly of Merchantville, on Wednesday, June 4, 2003. Age 89 years.
Francis was a truck driver for Albert Warrington Trucking Co. in Medford, retiring in 1986.
Beloved husband of the late Sarah Reed (nee Durham). Devoted father of David B. (Dotti) Reed Sr., Gary L. (Debbie) Reed, Donald (Marie) Reed, Joyce Phelps, and Nancy (Charles) Jones. Dear brother of Henrietta LeBron. Loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing from 10am-11am on Monday at the BELL-HENNESSY FUNERAL HOME, 420 South Main St., Williamstown, where funeral services will be held at 11am. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pitman, NJ. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.bell-hennessy.com
Obituary 2: Note: Son of John A. Reed & Mamie Morgan
Francis C. Reed, formerly of Merchantville, on Wednesday, June 4, 2003. Age 89 years. Francis was a truck driver for Albert Warrington Trucking Co. in Medford, retiring in 1986. Beloved husband of the late Sarah Reed nee Durham. Devoted father of David B. Dotti Reed Sr., Gary L. Debbie Reed, Donald Marie Reed, Joyce Phelps, and Nancy Charles Jones. Dear brother of Henrietta Lebron. Loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing from 10am - 11am on Monday at the Bell-Hennessy Funeral Home, 420 South Main Street, Williamstown, where funeral services will be held at 11am. Interment Hillcrest Memorial park, Pitman, NJ.
Freida Greenage Reed 1928-1984
Newspaper obituaries contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 5 Mar 2001, who notes, “b 1928 - 05, d Jan 1984.”
1. Obituary: Freida G. Reed, 55, of Cheswold, Del, died Tuesday in General Division Hospital, Wilmington, Del.
A beautician for many years. she is survived by her husband, Walter J. Reed; two brothers, James and Paul Greenage, both of Dover, Del., and five sisters, Myrtle Mosley of Bridgeton. Frances Pritchett and Loraine Coker, both of Dover, Regina Tchkarin of New York City and Katherine Clark of Millsboro, Del.
Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dinah’s Corner, Dover. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7 to 9 at the church.
2. Obituary:WILMINGTON - Freida G. Reed of near Cheswold died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1984, in the General Division of Wilmington Medical Center of cancer. She was 55.
Mrs. Reed owned a beauty shop until retiring in 1978, and was a member of the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Walter J. Reed; two brothers, James and Paul Greenage, both of Dover; five sisters, Frances Pritchett and Lorraine Coker, both of Dover, Regina Tchkarin, New York City, Myrtle Mosley, Bridgeton, N.J., and Katherine Clark, Millsboro.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Cancer Clinical Research Program, in care of the Wilmington Medical Center, Wilmington. Arrangements by the Torbert Funeral Chapel.
Gary L. Reed 1947-2010
Gary L. Reed was born on January 21, 1947 to his parents Francis C. and Sarah (Durham) Reed in Pennsauken, NJ. Gary suddenly passed away on September 12, 2010 in Fort Myers, FL. Gary married his loving wife Deborah on September 29, 1981. He was a loving husband and wonderful father.
Gary owned and operated his own Transportation Company in South Jersey and continued his love of his career in Cape Coral until 2006. After which he began working at Skyline Elementary as the Head Custodian. Gary was a person who loved life, and people. Happiness to him was helping and joking with everyone around him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years Deborah; daughters Stephanie Reed; Tracey Brown of Clementon, NJ; Kelly Evans of Erial, NJ; brothers, Don (Marie) Reed and Dave (Dorothy) Reed; sisters, Joyce Reed and Nancy (Charles) Jones. Also surviving are his loving God-Son Steven Brees and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, loving nieces and nephews along with many special friends.
In honor of Gary, a visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 6-8 PM at Fuller Cape Coral Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral. 542-3161. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Make a Wish Foundation, 100 W. Charendon Ave., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85013 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in loving memory of Gary.
Homer A. Reed 1925-1943
Contributed by Linda Harmon 29 Jul 2000
(note - 7 Oct 1925 - 2 Feb 1943, buried East View Cemetery, Salem, New Jersey)
Killed in Crash Homer A. Reed, 17, Dead Upon Arrival at Hospital
Homer A. Reed, 17, of Barrett Run Road, was killed last night when a car in which he was a passenger failed to make a curve at the Roadstown and Gum Tree corner in Hopewell Township. He was dead upon admittance in Bridgeton Hospital.
The auto was driven by Ellsworth Pierce, 18 years old, also of Barrett Run Road, who sustained a fractured collarbone in the crash. Woodstown state police police, who made an investigation, said Pierce would be arraigned on a reckless killing by automobile charge upon his release from Bridgeton Hospital. A passing motorist is said to have taken both victims first to Dr. Ware in Shiloh. Later, they were rushed to the hospital but Reed passed away en route. He died from a broken neck.
Funeral services for the deceased, the son of John A. Jr. and Mabel Ridgway Reed, will be held from his parents residence on Barrett Run Road, next Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the East View Cemetery, Salem.
Isaac Reed Sr
February 26, 2000
(note - 1 Apr 1921 - 25 Feb 2000, buried Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Township, Cumberland, New Jersey)
Isaac Edward Reed Sr., "Chief," of Fairfield Township, died Friday morning at his residence. He had been in failing health for the last year.
Born in Bridgeton to the late Luther and Phoebe Carney Reed, Mr. Reed was a lifetime resident of Fairfield Township. Prior to his retirement in 1985, he was employed at Woodriff Oil Co. for 23 years. Before that he was a self-employed farmer as well as working for the former George T. Burt Co. in Fairton for several years. He was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Tribe and the former 40 Stag Gunning Club and the Pony Trotter's Association. He was also an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed caring for his garden and lawn.
Survivors include: three sons, Isaac E. Reed, Jr., Robert Lewis Reed and John Luther Reed, all of Fairfield Township; two daughters, Ellen Lillian Grigsby of Dover, Del., and Donna J. Morris of Fairfield Township; a brother, Robert Reed of Dover, Del.; two sisters, Edna Loatman and Marion Hughes, both of Fairfield Township; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Lillian Robinson Reed, and a sister, Lethia Carter.
The Rev. Francis E. Champion will conduct the funeral services at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, on Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mr. Reed's memory to Cumberland County Homemakers, 10 Buck St., Millville, N.J. 08332 or to HospiceCare of South Jersey, 2848 South Delsea Drive, Vineland, NJ 08360.
James L. Reed 1887-1967
James L. Reed, 80, of Cheswold died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1967, at the State Home at Smyrna after a long illness. He was a retired florist.
Mr. Reed was survived by his widow, Mrs. Esther Reed of Millsboro; a son, Walter of Cheswold; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Carney of Cheswold, Mrs. Lillian Turner of Baltimore and Mrs. Virginia Carney of Cheswold; a brother, William of Cheswold; three grandchildren and six great- great- grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 Saturday at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover where friends may call tomorrow night. Interment will be in Emmanuel Union Cemetery, Cheswold.
John A. Reed, Sr. ~1878-1961
Contributed by Linda Harmon 29 Jul 2000
John A. Reed, Sr., died Thursday morning in the Bridgeton Hospital after a brief illness. He was a retired farmer who resided at RD 1 Cohansey Road, Bridgeton. The husband of Mamie Morgan Reed, he was 82 years old. He was born in Cheswold, Del, son of the late Allen and Dorothy Reed.
Mr. Reed was a well-known farmer. He joined church at the age of 26 at Manship M.E. Church, Cheswold. After moving to New Jersey he joined St. John's M.E. Chuch, Fordsville.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Gladys Valentine, Ola Ridgeway of Salem, Henrietta Reed, of Bridgeton, and two sons, John A. Reed, Jr., Bridgeton, Casper Reed of Sicklerville; one sister Effie Carney; two brothers William and Lester Reed, all of Cheswold, and 16 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.
Services Sunday Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 pm daylight savings time at the Wesley Funeral Home, 17 South Burlington Avenue. Friends may call SAturday from 7 till 9 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in the East View Cemetery, Salem. The eulogy will be given by the Rev. Archie Morgan of Cheswold.
John A. Reed, Jr. 1901-1973
In Memory of: John A. Reed, Jr. who resided at R.D.#3, Greenwich Road, Bridgeton, N.J. Date of Birth: March 20, 1901. Date of Death April 5, 1973 Date of Burial: Monday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. Services from: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Clergyman Officiating, Rev. Canon E. Thomas Higgons. Final Resting Place: East View Cemetery, Salem, N.J.
Joseph L "Turtle of Wisdom" Reed 1908-1996
November 6, 1996 Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg.
1. Obituary: Joseph L. “Turtle of Wisdom” Reed, 87, of Dover, Del., died Friday in Kent General Hospital, Dover. Son of the late Luther and Rebecca Reed, he was a lifelong Dover resident. He retired in 1981 as a self-employed carpenter. A member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians, he enjoyed hunting and gardening.
Surviving are a daughter, Leola B. Morris of Dover; two half-brothers, Robert of Dover and Isaac Edward of Bridgeton; two half-sisters, Marion Hughes and Edna Loatman, both of New Jersey; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice A., who died in 1969, and a stepsister, Letha Carter.
Services were Monday in the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold, Del. Burial was in the church cemetery. Contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 7, Dover, Del., 19903.
2. Funeral program: Joseph L. Reed 1908-1996
Reflections of Joseph L. Reed Turtle of Wisdom November 22, 1908 - November 1, 1996 Monday, November 4, 1996 2:00 P.M. Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold, Delaware (no obituary) Officiating: Harvey T. Sturgis
PALLBEARERS: Gary Jackson, Mark Jackson, Dennis Gourley, Creed Morgan, Billy Sanders, Joe Seeney, Steve Trice
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Garland Carney, Franklin Jackson, Allen Reed, Doug Ward
3. Obituary: DOVER - Joseph L. "Turtle of Wisdom" Reed died of heart failure Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, in Kent General Hospital. He was 87. Mr. Reed was the son of the late Luther and Rebecca Reed and had lived in the Dover area his entire life.
While he held many jobs, such as a truck driver for Rothwells and a construction worker with George and Lynch, Mr. Reed was a self-employed carpenter for most of his life, retiring in 1981. He loved hunting. Gardening, and was known to be an honest and fair man, even to his employees. Mr. Reed was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape of New Jersey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice A. Reed, in 1969, and a sister, Letha Carter. He is survived by a daughter, Leola B. Morris of Dover; two half-brothers, Robert Reed of Dover and Isaac Edward Reed of Bridgeton, N.J.; two half-sisters, Marion Hughes and Edna Loatman, both of New Jersey; three grandchildren, Anita Y. Wright and Janice A. Durham, both of Dover, and Bruce K. Morris of Clayton; an adopted grandchild, Loretta Gourley of Dover; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a close friend, Henry Street of Millsboro; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, good neighbors and friends.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Route 42, Cheswold. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Route 42, Cheswold, DE 19936 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 7, Dover, DE 19903-0007.
Lillian Robinson Reed ~1921-1993
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 5/19/2000
1. Death Notice: REED -- of RD #4, Box 292, Lummistown Road, Bridgeton, N.J., on Saturday, June 12, 1993. Lillian Robinson Reed, wife of Isaac Edward Reed Sr., mother of I. Edward Reed Jr., Robert L. Reed, John L. Reed, Ellen L. Grigsby and Donna J. Morris, aged 72 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordville Road, Fordville on Wednesday morning, June 16, at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Fordville Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday morning one hour prior to the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in Mrs. Reed’s memory be made to either the St. John’s United Methodist Church, RD #7, Box 574, Fordville Road, Bridgeton, or to the Cumberland County Hospice, P.O. Box 2211, South Vineland, N.J. 08360. Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway #77, Bridgeton.
2. Obituary: Lillian R. Reed, 72, of RD 4, Box 292, Lummistown Road, Bridgeton, died Saturday evening at her late residence. She had been in failing health for 15 years and seriously ill for the past four years.
Born in Cheswold, Del., she was the daughter of the late John and Isabel (Driggus) Robinson and was the wife of Isaac Edward Reed. She had lived at the Lummistown Road address for seven years and prior to that had resided in Bridgeton and Fairfield Township.
Prior to her retirement due to illness 15 years ago, she had been employed as a nurse’s aide at Bridgeton Hospital and had previously worked at the former M.C. Shrank Co. in Bridgeton for several years. Mrs. Reed was a 52-year member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Fordville. She was a graduate of the Salem County Vocational-Technical School nurse’s aide program and held membership in the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians Organization in Bridgeton.
Mr. and Mrs. Reed celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1991.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, I. Edward Jr., Robert L. and John L. of Bridgeton; two daughters, Ellen L. Grigsby of Cheswold, Del., and Donna J. Morris of Bridgeton; one brother, Albert Robinson of Bridgeton; three sisters, Mary Ridgeway and Louise Stewart of Bridgeton, and Dorothy Edwards of Millville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Edna Sye.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordville Road, Fordville, with the Rev. David Wilson officiating. Interment will follow the services at Fordville Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday morning one hour prior to the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either St. John’s United Methodist Church, RD 7, Fordville Road, Bridgeton or Cumberland County Hospice, P.O. box 2211, South Vineland 08360. Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway #77, Bridgeton.
Mamie E. Reed 1880-1965
1. In Memory of Mamie E. Reed who resided at 418 Kent Street, Salem, N.J. Date of Birth May 2, 1880, Date of Death February 13, 1965. Date and Hour of Services: Wednesday, February 17, 1:00 P.M. Services from: Bethany Christian Church, Bridgeton, N.J. Clergyman Officiating Rev. William Johnson Final Resting Place: East View Cemetery, Salem, N.J.
2. From Linda Harmon: In Memory of Card: Mamie E. (Morgan) Reed who reseded at 418 Kent Street, Salem, NJ Date of Birth: May 2, 1880 Date of Death February 13, 1965 Date and hour of Services: Wednesday, February 17, 1:00PM Services from Bethany Christian Church, Bridgeton, NJ Celergyman officiating: Rev. William Johnson Final Resting Place: East View Cemetery, Salem, NJ
Mary Mosley Reed ~1899-1978
Mary M. Reed, 79, died Friday, Nov. 10, 1978 at Scott's Nursing Home in Smyrna after a long illness. She had lived there three years. Survivors are her husband, Thomas Reed of Dover; two sons, Charles and Allen, of Dover; one daughter, Pearl Durham of Dover; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services Wednesday at Immanuel Union Methodist Church, Cheswold, Del. Interment will be made in adjoining cemetery.
Mary 'Loving Bear' Virginia Sammons Reed 1933-1999
1. Obituary: Mary ''Loving Bear'' Reed of Dover died Friday, June 11, 1999, in Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. She was 66. Mrs. Reed was born on Jan. 13, 1933, in Cheswold, the daughter of the late William and Ella Durham Sammons.
She worked in food service in the Capital School District from 1965-1977. She also worked in the student center and the food center of Delaware State College for a four-year period prior to 1977. She became a nursing assistant at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, until her retirement in 1988. Mrs. Reed enjoyed hobbies such as cooking and crocheting and received many awards at the Delaware State Fair.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Allen Thomas Reed of Dover; two daughters, Amy Reed-Moore and her husband, Jay, of Dover and Nina Reed O'Bryan and her husband, Toby, of Dover; a sister, Corinne Christianson of Dover; two grandchildren, Adam Coker and Jay Reed Moore; and two great-grandchildren, Savannah Mary Coker and Cheyenne Rose Coker.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Union Methodist Church, Cheswold, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Ron Wuest will officiate. Friends may also call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover. Burial will be in the church's cemetery. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: American Heart Association, Kent Division, P.O. Box 1977, Dover, DE 19903; or to Diabetes in Delaware, Juvenile Diabetes, P.O. Box 1395, Dover, DE 19903.
2. Funeral Program: Mary Virginia Sammons Reed, “Loving Bear,” was born on January 13, 1933 on a farm near Cheswold, DE to the late William and Ella Durham Sammons. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Elmer, Morris, Otis, Stanley, and Jesse, by five sisters, Helen, Annabelle, Hazella, Lilly Beatrice, Bernice, and by baby Sammons. She died on June 11, 1999 in Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC at 8:03 p.m. after a long battle with heart disease.
She is survived by her husband of forty-eight years, Allen Thomas Reed, by her daughters Amy Reed-Moore and her husband Jay, Nina Reed O’Bryan and her husband Toby, by the love of her life, her grandsons, Adam Michael Coker and his wife Cynthia, and Jay Reed Moore, and her great- granddaughters, Savannah Mary, and Cheyenne Rose Coker. She also leaves a devoted sister, Corinne Christiansen and her husband Andre L. Christiansen to mourn. In addition, she leaves many nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers who loved her dearly.
Mary loved to crochet, and she won many awards for her work at the Delaware State Fair. Often, we could not take possession of our prized afghan until after the fair. She shared her beautiful work with the whole family.
She also loved music. She could be heard singing hymns as she did her rounds at DHCI and in the school cafeteria. She even sang as she made the beds in the morning.
Her true love was her family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her big bear hugs made everything seem OK again. Even when she was very ill, she asked her sister about her Chy babies and wanted us to take good care of them.
Education was very important to Mary. She encouraged everyone to further their education because as she said, “No one can ever take that piece of paper from you.” She helped her children as well as her co-workers with words of encouragement when the going got rough. They were to always keep their eyes on the prize.
Mary loved life and lived it to the fullest extent that she could. She made the world a better place with her presence. We miss you terribly, but know that you are in a better place. Thank you for being you.
3. Memorial: In Remembrance of Aunt Mary Reed So many memories we all have: riding the ponies, going to the movies, just playing in the yard, waiting for the bus the first few days of school, taking the boys to the mall, listening to her talk about her grandchildren and family.
Mother said another friend has left us. She will miss her, as she would watch for her curtain to open; then, we'd know Aunt Mary was having a good day. We live on God's promise that we'll see her again as she is singing in God's heavenly choir. -- Eunice and family
Phebe Carney Reed 1889-1966
(Note by John Cyrus Carter: “My great-grandmother. Reed was her name by her 2nd marriage. First marriage to John Clayton Coker.”)
Mrs. Phebe Reed, 76, wife of (Isaac) Luther Reed, died this morning at her home on Rockville Road in Fairfield Township after a long illness. She was born in Cheswold, Del., the daughter of the late James and Harriet Carney, and had lived in this areas 27 years. She was a member of the Fort Branch Methodist Church of Cheswold.
She is survived by her husband, five sons, Isaac Edward Reed Sr., Fairton, Robert Allen Reed, Dover, Del., James Coker, Dover, John Coker, Cheswold, Frankford Coker, Washington; three daughters, Mrs. Lethia Carter, Mrs. Marian Hughes, Mrs. Edna Loatman, all of Fairton; a sister, Margaret Carney, and brother, Joseph Carney both of Cheswold, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, with interment in Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends may call Monday from 7 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Rebecca Reed 1871-1958
In Philadelphia, Pa. on Dec. 8, 1958, Rebecca Reed, sister of Mrs. Caroline Wright and Mrs. Alice Webb of Millsboro and Levin Jackson of Wilmington, Del. Aged 87 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at the Stevenson Funeral Home, Dover, Del. on Saturday afternoon Dec. 13 at 1:30 o'clock. Interment at Fork Branch Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.
Robert L. 'Bobby' Reed 1945-2008
3 Nov 2008
Robert L. "Bobby" Reed, 63, of Fairfield Township, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 1, 2008, in South Jersey Regional Medical Center, Vineland, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
He had been in declining health for the past seven months. Born in Bridgeton, he was son of the late Isaac Edward Sr. and Lillian (Robinson) Reed; and husband of Patricia (Reed) Reed. Bobby was a lifetime resident of Fairfield Township and had grown up in the Back Neck section of Fairton. Bobby was employed until his health started to fail him with Woodruff Energy, where he had worked for the past 43 years. He was an HVAC installer, and was involved with hundreds of installations through the years. He loved deer hunting and fishing and was a member of the Back Neck Gun Club. He enjoyed spending time with friends, running and training rabbit dogs and bird dogs, striper fishing along the banks, perch fishing in the creeks, and catching weakies in the Delaware Bay. He was a former member of the South Jersey Pony Trotters Association, and avid NASCAR racing fan and he loved spending time in his garden raising fresh vegetables. He will be sadly missed by all.
Surviving him is his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Vanessa Charlton of Bridgeton and Bobbi Lynn Cain of New York; two brothers Isaac Edward Reed Jr. and his wife Kathryn of Fairfield Township and John Luther Reed and his wife Ruby also of Fairfield Township; two sisters, Ellen Grigsby and her husband Leonard of Dover, Del., and Donna Morris and her husband Larry of Fairfield Township; four grandchildren, Amanda, Ralph, Cody and David; his sister-in-law, Darlene Reed of Fairfield Township; a special cousin, Dorothy Edwards of Deerfield Township; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home,
62 Landis Ave., at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Township. Entombment will take place in Greenwood Memorial Park Mausoleum, Millville. Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the services. Friends who will be serving as pallbearers are Perry Durham Sr., Perry Durham Jr., Wayne Durham Sr., Presley Durham Jr., Claude Taylor, and David Ridgway. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.
Walter Johnson Peter Rabbit Reed 1924-1994
Contributed by John C. Carter 22 Sep 2014
William Henry Reed 1875-1967
(Note by Betty Terry: "Father of Tommy Reed, father-in-law of my great-aunt, Mary Mosley Reed.")
1. Announcing the death of William H. Reed on Sunday - October 15, 1967. Funeral Services will be held Thursday - October 19 at 1:00 P.M. from Immanuel Union Methodist Church. Viewing Wed. Eve 7 - 9 at Torbert Funeral Home, Reed & Bradford Sts., Dover, Delaware. Interment Immanuel Union Methodist Cemetery.
2. William H. Reed, 92, of near Dover, a retired farmer, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 1967, at home after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Beulah Morgan Reed who died many years ago.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Reed of Dover and Harry Reed of Wilmington; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 from Immanuel Union Methodist Church, Townsend, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call tomorrow night at the Torbert Funeral Home, Dover.
William T. "Tommy" Reed 1898-1989
1. Funeral Program: William T. "Tommy" Reed, January 17, 1898 - July 1989. Funeral Services, July 23, 1989, 1 P.M. Immanuel Union U. M. Church, Cheswold, Delaware. Officiating, Reverend Charles Barton. Interment Immanuel Union Church Cemetery, Cheswold, Delaware
2. Obituary: William T. "Tommy" Reed, 91, of Dover, died Wednesday of heart failure in Kent General Hospital. Mr. Reed, a farmer for many years, retired in 1977.
He was a member and trustee of Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold. His wife, Mary M., died in 1978. He is survived by two sons, Charles W. Reed I and Allen T. Reed, and a daughter, Edith Pearl Durham, all of Dover; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday in Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
3. William Thomas Reed 1898-1989
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001
Funeral Home program: William T. Tommy Reed January 17, 1898 - July 19, 1989 Funeral Services July 23, 1989 1 p.m. Immanuel Union U.M. Church Cheswold, Delaware Officiating Reverend Charles Barton Interment Immanuel Union Church Cemetery Cheswold, Delaware
Church Program: William Thomas Reed Pop Pop Tommy January 17, 1898 - July 19, 1989
Tommy was born on Jan 17, 1898 on a farm near Masseys Mill Pond to the late Will Reed and Beulah Morgan. His wife of 58 years, Mary Mosley, preceded him in death. To this union came three children, Charles, Pearl, and Allen. In addition, he leaves a nephew, Clarence Wilson, of whom he was especially fond and who visited him every day.
Tommy was an avid farmer and gardener all his life. Even when he got sick, he still loved to see Allens garden and loved to tell us how to do our gardening.
He loved pizza with mushrooms and McDonalds. He took great pride in his grandchildren, Darlene, Chatty, Amy, Wanda, and Nina. He often said that they were as good to him as his children. He told great stories about the old times to his great grandchildren, of which there were seven. He also had 2 oreat-oreat-grandchildren.
Pop lived a long and fruitful life. He touched all those who knew him, and the principles that he passed down to all of us will be the light that brightens our paths as we go through life.
Pop left this life and its struggles on July 19, 1989. He will be sorely missed by us all.
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