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Rev. Dermont James Reid, 93, died on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
He was born on July 3, 1920 in Thomasville, to the late Hugh and Emma Reid and grew up in Burlington.
He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth David Reid.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Tennie P. Reid; his daughter, Carol R. Ward and her husband, Rudy; his granddaughters, Christina Ward Sulzer and her husband, Tom, and Carrley Reid Norton and her husband, Ryan; and his great-grandchildren, Hudson and Ann Harper Sulzer and Brody Norton.
After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Air Force before starting his quest to become a Methodist minister. He obtained a B. S. degree from Elon University and a degree in Divinity from Duke University. Before graduating from Duke, he started his career in Haw River. After graduating, he served churches as a Methodist minister in Elizabeth City, Burlington, Laurinburg, Henderson, , Greenville, Wichita, Kan., Red Wood and Staunton, Va., before retiring. After retiring, he and Tennie returned to Burlington.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Chapel of Front Street United Methodist Church today at noon by Rev. Marshall Old and Rev. Kermit Braswell with the family receiving friends from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service in the Heritage Room of the church. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to a
Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.
Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service
306 Glenwood Ave.
Burlington, NC 27215
Published in The Daily Advance on Apr. 23, 2014