In loving memory of

Louise Marie Reed
February 6, 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.


Gennene Wilburn wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Sending loving light, and condolences to Kenneth Reed, and his family. May your Mom rest in blissful peace. Blessings abound...Gennene Wilburn"

Dellia Ann Bray James wrote on Jul 28, 2020:

"Dear family in your quite time remember all the happy moment that you shared with your Mother, Sister, and grandmother for she is at home with the Lord . Dellia Ann Bray James Compton CA "

Karen Strickland wrote on Jul 28, 2020:

"I?m going to miss my Sunday School pew buddy...but I rejoice in knowing you?re resting in the arms of Jesus. I love you Mother Reed. Karen Strickland Mt. Erie Baptist Church "

Norman Williams wrote on Jul 25, 2020:

"Leaving the physical body, means you are in the presence of God. Ms. Lou will be missed but not forgotten, her legacy is one for us to emulate in thought and deed. Sorrow is for a moment and the true tribute is to live a fruitful life, continually striving to lead a life of service to others and being positive influence to everyone. "