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 www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences