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Mrs. Lizzie Dillard Reid of Petersburg departed this life Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Southside Regional Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 15, 1945, in Axton, Va., to the late Johnson Dillard and Harriet Keen Dillard. She graduated from Carver High School, Bassett, Va., and later worked as a grocery store clerk.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charlie Dillard.

She leaves to cherish in her memories: a husband, Wilbert Reid Sr.; two sons, Anthony L. Scales (Eugenia), and Keith R. Alston; two daughters, Angela K. Coleman (Wayne), and Karena N. Alston; six grandchildren; three brothers, the Rev. Otis R. Dillard (Deanna), Lonnie Dillard (Charlotte), and Daniel Dillard; five sisters, Virginia Dillard, Marine Lindsey, Rachel Dillard, Mozella Wilkerson, and Connie Pugh (Condie); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, Petersburg, with the Rev Lamont Hobbs, pastor, officiating. The interment will follow at the Dinwiddie Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the residence of her son, Anthony Scales, 14611 Fox Knoll Drive, South Chesterfield. The family may be contacted by calling 804-530-2365.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit our website at
Published in The Progress-Index on Aug. 20, 2014
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