Terry Lynn Reed Sandford, FL Terry Lynn Reed, 57, of Sandford, FL and formerly of Battle Creek, MI, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek, after a courageous 14 year battle with cancer. She was born on August 23, 1956, in Battle Creek, the daughter of Richard Dale Reed and Johnnie Ruth (Carpenter) Reed. Terry graduated from Lakeview High School in 1974. She married in 1984 and moved to Sanford. The later ended in divorce. She worked as a corrections officer for the Sherriff's Dept. of Seminole County for over 25 years, retiring due to illness. In her spare time, Terry enjoyed fishing, reading, and doting on her beloved dog, Chan, and cat, Baxter. She was also a member of the Sanford Church of Christ led by Minister Walt Person. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Johnnie R. (Reed) Stults and Roger L. Stults; sister, Denise Ann Karis of Battle Creek; stepsister, Lynn Maiolo of Battle Creek; nephew, Brandon N. Karis of Los Alamos, NM, and niece, Courtney A. Karis of Battle Creek. She was preceded in death by her father as well as her brother, Richard Walter Reed. Per Terry's wishes, she was cremated at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. Private graveside services will be held at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in Terry's memory may be made to the ASPCA and/or Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek.
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Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
375 W Dickman Rd
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Aug. 10, 2014