Elsie H. Reid

Published 8:58 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On Sunday, March 24, God saw that another angel was needed in Heaven and called Mrs. Elsie H. Reid home to receive her wings. Mrs. Elsie, or “Boot,” as we called her, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone she came in contact with. She dedicated her life to helping anyone who needed a hand. She always made sure all those who entered her home left with a full stomach. She was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church until her health began to fail.



Mrs. Elsie was predeceased by her mother, Etta Wilson, her father, James Harrell, and two sons, Anthony Reid and Kenneth Reid. She leaves behind to carry on her legacy her husband of 63 years, Mr. Charlie E. Reid; four sons, Charlie Reid (Sherry), of Chesapeake, Va., Lonnie Reid (Pam), of Suffolk, Va., Milton Reid (Carmental), of Suffolk, Va., and Jimmy Reid (Auset), of Severn, Md.; three daughters, Linda Eure (Ernest), of Grifton, N.C., Crystal Sessoms (Lonnie), of Hanover, Md., and Elsie Carter (Dennis), of Suffolk, Va.; a stepdaughter, Ms. Brenda Collins, of Windsor, Va.; three sisters, Emma Flythe, Bessie Harris and Ann Harrell; two brothers, James Williams, of Baltimore, Md., and Pete Harrell, of Trenton, N.J.; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Donna Moore (Marcus); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 2 p.m. at New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church of Deliverance, 720 Hosier Road, Suffolk, Va. A wake will be held on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at Crocker Funeral Home. The interment will be held at Carver Memorial Cemetery.

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