Annie Mae Reed, affectionately known as “Lady”, was born June 9, 1940, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex and Annie Bell. She departed this earthly life July 9, 2020 at the Eastside Medical Center, Snellville, Georgia.
She came to know the Lord at an early age under the leadership of Reverend F. D. Craig of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church. She later moved her membership to Hopewell Missionary Baptist church, where she served faithfully until her demise.
Annie Mae served in many capacities at the church: youth president, choir member, matron president and matron counselor, just to name a few. She was an avid attendee of the Alabama State Convention, Alabama Women’s Convention and the Hopewell District Convention, respectfully.
Throughout the years, many people in the community depended on her for basic services such as driving them to doctors’ visits, grocery stores, etc. She was a seamstress for many and a cake baker for all.
She united in holy matrimony to the late Reverend Walter Reed and to this union two children were born.
Annie Mae Reed leaves to cherish her memories, four children:Jessie Mae Arrington, Marion, AL; Annette (Elbert) Johnson, Fort Wayne, IN; Walter “DD” Arrington, Fort Wayne, IN; and James Edward (Stephanie) Reed, Atlanta, GA; a stepdaughter, Florida Reed, Atlanta, GA; one sister, Doris (James) Brown, Birmingham, AL; and one brother William (Doris) Bell, Birmingham, AL.
One son, Earl Arrington; five brothers Lofayette, Joseph, Sam, Alex, Jr. and Elmore; and three sisters Lucy, Ludelia and Flora Lee preceded her in death.
She also leaves to cherish her memories fourteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two special nieces, Helen Green and Mellanie Phillips; god-children, Mr. and Mrs. Earl and Pauline Gooden; dear friend, Katherine Phillips; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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