Segie Thompson Reed
Segie Thompson Reed, a compassionate, devoted, and loving wife and mother, and dear friend to many, departed this life for the next on July 15, 2014.
She was born Segie Marie Thompson in Herington, KS, as the third child of John and Segie Thompson, both of whom were ordained ministers in the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. Segie's parents were from Texas, where her great-grandfather on her mother's side, Henry Edward Byrne, was a director of what was the largest business school at the time, Tyler Commercial College. When she was still a young girl, Segie's family moved to Selma, AL. She is a graduate of Selma's A.G. Parrish High School and the University of Montevallo. She taught swimming in high school and college, and taught English for several years after graduating from Montevallo. She was introduced to her future husband, James "Jim" L. Reed, Jr. The two married on June 9, 1957 and moved to Pensacola in 1962. Segie and Jim supported several local charities and were active in their church, the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, where her mother at one time was Minister Emeritus. Over the years, Segie and Jim enjoyed many family trips with their boys, and for years after Jim retired, the two of them enjoyed taking cruises, traveling by train through Canada, and sightseeing across the United States.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother; her brothers, James and John; and her own son, John--all of whom, no doubt, have a lot of catching up to do.
Segie is survived by her husband, Jim; her oldest son, James; her youngest son, Tom, his wife (her daughter-in-law) Suzanne, and their two children, Kylie and Tyler.
Visitation will be 5-7pm Friday, July 18, 2014 at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 6031 Goodrich Dr, Pensacola, FL. Funeral Service will be held 10:00am Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the church. Burial will follow at Bayview Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church or Covenant Hospice in her memory.
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