Burlon Reid (1942 - 2013)

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Burlon Wesley Reid


Burlon Wesley Reid, 70, of Poplarville, Mississippi died Friday, June 28, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Reid was recently retired from a career in education spanning 48 years. He began his career in the Pearl River Central School District; taught for 30 years in the Bogalusa, Louisiana School System; and finished his career Pearl River Central School District. He was an alumnus of The University of Southern Mississippi, Southeastern Louisiana University,was a member of College Heights Baptist Church, attended the Barn Church; and was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Indians.

Burlon will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charile and Bertie Brock Reid; one daughter, Robin Jill Reid; five brothers, Ray Reid, Robert Reid, Alvin "Scooby" Reid, Charles Reid, Jr., and Clinton Reid.

Survivors include his wife 43 years, Chris Reid of Poplarville; three sons, Steve (Kelly) Reid of Poplarville, Scott (Sarah) Reid of Petal; and David Reid of Poplarville; two sisters, Dorothy Verrett and Nell Herndon, both of Poplarville; seven grandchildren, Maci Reid, Hannah Reid, Rachel Reid, Lizzy Reid, Makena Reid, Olivia Reid, Coleman Reid; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, former students, and colleagues.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at College Heights Baptist Church, 217 Highway 11 North, Poplarville, MS 39470 with Brother Jeff Easterling, Brother Mike Reid, and Brother Walter Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Monday at White Funeral Home, Poplarville and one hour prior to the services, Tuesday at the church.

Online condolences at www.whitefuneralhomepoplarville.com .

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Pearl River Central School District Building Fund, 7441 Highway 11 North, Picayune, MS 39466.

White Funeral Home, Poplarville (601) 795-4982.

Published in the Hattiesburg American on June 30, 2013
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