Meridian Star


April 11, 2013

Ethel Lee Reed


    Services for Ethel Lee Reed will be held Friday, at 10 a.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Taylor and Rev. Eric Reed officiating. Burial will be in Old Marion Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

    Mrs. Reed, 97, of the Russell Community, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Denham Springs, La. She was a longtime member of Russell Baptist Church. Mrs. Reed worked for many years with her husband at the Blue Top Service Station, Garage and Café. Ethel Lee had numerous talents that included being an avid gardener and seamstress. She lived by the motto “there is always room at the table” for hungry guests. Good food, much laughter and happy times were spent around the dining room table. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

    Survivors include her sons: Ladeen Reed of Houston, Texas, and Douglas Reed and wife Joyce of Russell; daughter, Anita Davis and husband Lamar of Denham Springs, La.; 27 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and, seven great-great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, W.B. Reed; daughter, Joan Chambers; and, sons: Boney Lee Reed, Jerry Reed and Don Reed.

    Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

    Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

    Visitation will be today, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

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