Johnny Reid

Johnny Reid

Johnny B. Reid, Sr., 73, of 549 Gum Bridge Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, October 11, 2013 at his home.  Born in Elizabeth City, NC, he was the son of the late Thomas T. and Louise Mullen Sanders Reid and was the husband of Cora J. Reid.  Mr. Reid was a member of Faith Assembly of God.  He loved the Lord and had a passion for helping people and making a difference in their lives.  Mr. Reid also loved children and was especially fond of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He enjoyed playing softball and was an avid hunter.

In addition to his wife of fifty-two years, Mr. Reid is survived by a daughter, Deborah R. Harrell and husband Buddy of Hertford, NC; a son, Johnny B. Reid of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother, Thomas V. Reid and wife Alice of Elizabeth City, NC; two grandchildren, Carrie Wilson and husband Nick of Elizabeth City, NC and B.J. Harrell and wife Shanta of Hertford, NC; eight great-grandchildren, Leo Flood, Marisa Wilson, Leia Wilson, Jorden Collier, Gracie Harrell, Jaylah Harrell, Ashtyn Harrell and Elijah Harrell; and numerous nieces and nephews that were very special to him.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Louise Perry and Alma Godfrey; and a brother, W.C. “Tom” Reid.  The family wishes to extend special thanks to the nurses on the second floor of Albemarle Hospital, Albemarle Hospice, their neighbors, friends and church family for the love, support and care that was expressed to them.

A funeral service will take place Monday, October 14, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Philip Harden officiating.  Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.; immediately following the service in the lobby of the funeral home; and at other times at the residence.  Memorial donations may be made to Faith Assembly of God, 1551 N. Ocean Highway, Hertford, NC 27944.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Reid family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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  1. Pam Wise O'Dee

    Cora, I’m so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. He was a kind and sweet man. The two of you will always hold a very special place in my heart. Love ya.

  2. frank and phyllis rogerson

    so sorry to hear of your loss-our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  3. Jeff & Laurie Ballance

    Dear Family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Reid was an example to follow by helping others and showing God’s Love. While sad due to loss, comes joyful homecoming with our Lord. We Love ya

  4. Kay R. Acurio

    Sending all of you love, hugs, and prayers. Cherish all the sweet memories of him and they will bring you comfort in the near and distant future. With Love, Kay R. Acurio

  5. Bess Ward

    Cora Lee & Family,

    I’m so very sorry to read about Johnny this morning .

    Please know you and your family are in my thought’s and prayer’s..


    Bess Reid Ward

  6. Julie Oxendine

    I know we have not been in touch for a long time but I want you to know that I have fond memories of uncle Johnny and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. tishia freeman and phillip vaughan

    The entire family is in our prayers. Mr. johnny was a dear ole man and friend. he was always smiling and loved his hugs. he had definantly earned his gold wings and i know he is sitting at Jesus feet right now having a time of his life. you will be deeply missed but never forgotten. we love you Mr johnny.

  8. Eva, Glenn and Chris

    I am so sorry for your loss Mrs Cora. Mr. Johnny will be missed by many people. I sit back and remember times I had the pleasure of being around him. Again Mrs Cora he is up in heaven with his LORD and many of his friends who passed before him. The heaven got another Angel. We love you! Our prayers are with you and family.

  9. Louis and Margaret Twiford

    Cora and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Johnny was a dear friend and always willing to help whenever he could.

  10. Charles and Faye Gray

    Cora Lee and family, thinking of you often during this time. Johnny was a kind gentleman. Faye and Charles Gray

  11. Michelle Wood

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Reid but am good friends with Carrie and Nick Wilson and want to send my condolences to them and all of their family.

  12. Adrian Peele

    Cora Lee,

    I am so sorry to hear about Johnny. I was out of town and just saw the information in the newspaper. You and your family are in my prayers and I know that Johnny is now pain free and in the care of our Lord and Savior. Please accept my condolences for your loss and my apology for not being there.


  13. Gene and Lynnette Boyce

    Please know we have the family in our prayers..thinking of you Cora and know the strenght you have shown during his illnes.. Lifing you with prayer and thoughts..

  14. Denise Marriner Dean

    Mrs. Cora, I was driving through Elizabeth City this past weekend on my way home from visiting Ashley in Virginia Beach. As I passed Forman Bundy Road I was wondering how everyone was doing that I had the pleasure of knowing from Faith Assembly. A friend or mine from Hatteras passed away last week and I was just browsing through the other people when I saw the picture of Mr. Johnny. You are both very special to me and I have never forgotten the wonderful times we had together. I love you and miss you very much. I will be praying for you and your family to find comfort in this time of loss.

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