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Mrs. Reed, 90, of Starkville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at
She retired in 1991 after 27 years with the Cooperative Extension Service as the Mail and Supply Supervisor. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Learning to Lean Sunday School Class, Starkville Civic League, Magnolia Garden Club/Lunch Bunch and two Bridge Clubs. She was beautiful inside and out, loving, kind, compassionate, thoughtful, selfless, knowledgeable and generous. She could whip up a meal including cornbread and stuff your belly in no time. She could dress up in pearls and play bridge or host a party in an instant. In one word...she was PERFECT.
Mrs. Reed is survived by her daughters Myra Jourdan (Cecil) and Angie Rushing (Andrew); grandchildren Robin Michel (Buck), Christopher Jourdan (April), Patrick Davis (Haley); great-grandchildren Reed Michel, Hayden Michel, Maily Jourdan, Grayson Davis, Merritt Jourdan, Finley Davis; sisters Moderia Petty, Ann Randall, Betty McIllwain, and Cathy Ishee as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and long-time friends. The family would also like to express special thanks to the staff of Montgomery Gardens and her caregivers/sitters.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Merritt Reed, sister Laurene Bright and parents Tommie and Walter McCormick.
Pallbearers will be her nephews and nephews-in-law Steve Fondren, Wil Fondren, Mike Johnson, Johnny McReynolds, Jason Peterson, and Kirk Dickerson. The staff of Montgomery Gardens and caregivers/sitters will be honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy or a charity of your choice.
You can leave the family a condolence at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com.
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