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Louise Marie Reed

Feb 06, 1930 - Jul 18, 2020

Louise Marie Reed

February 06, 1930 - July 18, 2020


Louise Marie Reed, was the second child born to Willie Z. and Sam Parker, Sr., on February 6, 1930, in Alto, Texas. Her parents moved to San Diego, California, in the late thirties.

Louise attended Dana Junior High School, Point Loma High School and San Diego City College. She met and married Roy L. Reed when he moved to California. Through this union seven children were born.

Louise was a former member of Calvary Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Rev. S.M. Lockridge. She served in many capacities including: secretary of the Sunday school adult class #2, secretary of Priscilla Circle, second vice president of the deaconess board, and president of the pastor's aid. Later, Louise became a dedicated member of Mt. Erie Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Walter G. Wells. She faithfully attended Sunday school and served as secretary of Lydia Circle, Naomi Circle and the deaconess board.

Volunteering was very important to Louise. She donated and dedicated her time, energy, and efforts to following organizations: Board of Directors, Sickle Cell Anemia; C.A.R.C.H., San Diego Charter Chapter of Business and Professional Women; Neighborhood House Association, and NAACP Treasurer. She was also active in her community as a member of the Prince Hall Family Ruth Chapter #11; O.E.S. Past Matron and Deputy; Order of the Golden Circle; Past Loyal Lady Ruler and Daughter of ISIS Past (Commandress).

She loved God, loved her family, traveled the world, and served others. Don't mourn her homegoing but celebrate her life. To God be the Glory!

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, Louise Marie Reed moved out of her earthly tabernacle in exchange for a new building that will never need repair.

She was preceded her in death by her parents Willie and Sam Parker, Sr.; her husband Roy L. Reed; daughter Cynthia Reed; and brothers Sam Parker Jr., Chester Parker, and John Parker.

Left to treasure her memory are her sister Callie (Donald Flowers, Captain USN (RET)); her six children: Priscilla (Norman Williams, Commander, USN (RET)); Kenneth Reed; Cedric Reed; Linda Payne; Constance Hadley and Jacqueline Gist; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; three great-great-great-grandchildren; a newly-adopted spiritual family, Isaac (Beverly) Williams; Linda Sexton; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.


Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Preferred Cremation & Burial Chapel

6406 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115

Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Mt. Hope Cemetery

3751 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92102

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