Woodstock, GA - Kelly Jean Reed, 51, passed away at her residence in Woodstock, Georgia on Jan 8, 2013 after an extended battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Smith, and sister Julie Ann Reed. Kelly was born June 26, 1961 in Colville, Wash., living most of her life in Alabama and Atlanta. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Jacksonville State University, a Masters in Pediatric Oncology and a Masters of Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, both degrees at Emory University. She worked several years at Scottish Rite and Eggelston hospitals. For the past sixteen years she was a Nurse Practitioner at Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, P. A. (PAMPA). In her earlier nursing career, she was a faithful volunteer at Camp Sunshine. She served as a member on the national Board of Directors for Nurse Practitioner Certification. She was an avid cyclist, enjoyed reading and outings "to the beach". Kelly is survived by her daughter, Juliana; father, Gary Reed and stepmother, Melinda; stepfather, Frank Smith, brother, Lin and wife, Tamera; stepbrother, Richard and wife, Kate; two nieces and one nephew. Kelly was a devout Episcopalian and member of St Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. EST today, January 11, 2013, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 435 Peach Tree Street N.E. She will be interred at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Jacksonville, Ala. at 2 p.m. CST Saturday, January 12, 2013. The family sends special thanks to her PAMPA "family", Homestead Hospice and Rev. Dan Mathews. Online condolences to the family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W., Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 11, 2013