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Willie Mae Reid

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1937 – 2020

  • Willie Mae Reid

Ms. Willie Mae Reid of Glenwood Spring Rd, Eatonton, GA Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Cousin born May 13, 1937 in Eatonton, GA made her transition on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Piedmont, Rockdale Hospital, Conyers, Georgia at the age of 83. She was born to the parentage of the late Woodrow Reid, Sr. and Willie Dee Farley Reid in Putnam County, Eatonton, GA.

Graveside services were held Tuesday morning June 23, 2020 at Reid Family Cemetery, located on Hall Rd, Eatonton, Georgia with Rev. Frederick Lowe eulogist and Pastor, Milledgeville Mayor Mary Parham Copeland and Rev. Thedoria Sneed assisting.

Willie Mae grew up engulfed in the Brown Chapel Community. She attended Brown Chapel church and school for her early education, and she joined the church as a member in her youth also. Willie Mae was a driven, hardworking woman and worked in a variety of jobs after finishing school; she worked at Rock Eagle as a cook, Eatonton Manufactory, Cambridge Filter, Haband, the Candy Factory, and she even did a stint working at the senior citizens’ home, caring for the elderly.

To know Willie Mae was to love her. Willie Mae had learned early in life that she had the of a welcoming personality, and she used it well. She was very confident in her ability to communicate with others, and she exercised this gift often with all who surrounded her. One of her favorite activities was spending time with her family members and friends, and Willie Mae was loved most of all for her hospitality and her kind heart; she was inspired by the need to help do good works for her community, and her kind heart led Willie Mae to eventually join the Willing Working Social Club, started by Roberta Franklin and Lucile Dennis. Willie Mae went on to become the chaplain of the club, and she opened and closed each meeting with a song of praise. Her unshakeable faith in the Lord and her humble spirit will forever be etched deeply within our hearts and minds. She is preceded in death by her sister Louvenia Hudson (Volgia) and brother Woodrow Reid, Jr. (Mary).

In her transition to glory, Willie Mae leaves behind to cherish her memory: two sons, McArthur Reid and Charleston Reid (Samantha); one brother, William Reid (Clara), 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Hurt’s Funeral Home of Eatonton LLC were in charge of final arrangements.