COLUMBIA, SC - Mrs. Rachel Jane Parker Reid, 96, of Columbia, SC, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital. She was born October 24, 1917 in Deep Creek, Warwick County (Newport News), daughter of the late John Edward and Sarah Jane Fox Parker. During World War II, she was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and retired from the Newport News School System after many years of service. She was a member of Denbigh Baptist Church of Newport News and the Joy Circle. She enjoyed her family, church and teaching. Her husband, Thomas R. Reid; and three sisters, Edith Andrews, Violet Mason and Marjorie Hahn, preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter Sherry Lynn Ward of Columbia, SC; son Thomas R. Reid, Jr. of Lanexa, VA; five granddaughters and eleven great grandchildren; seven nieces and one nephew. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 PM Friday, April 4, 2014 at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Don Phelps officiating. Burial will be private. Memorials may be sent to the Peninsula Rescue Mission, 3700 Huntington Avenue,Newport News, VA 23607 or Gideons International. Condolences may be left at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com.
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Published in Daily Press on Apr. 3, 2014
W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home
210 Harpersville Road Newport News, VA 23601