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SARAH L. REED, 69 ROCKFORD - Sarah L. Reed, 69, of Rockford departed this earthly life Tuesday, August 19, 2014, after a short illness. She was born May 19, 1945, in Brownsville, Tennessee; the daughter of Willie and Kate Manns. Sarah lived in Rockford since 1964, coming from Brownsville. She married Oliver L. Reed, September 8, 1963, in Brownsville. She was employed as a Support Specialist by the Department of Children and Family Services 15 years before retiring. Sarah was a member of True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, serving on the Usher Board, as a Trustee, Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent. She was a former member of Bethel Baptist Church. Sarah was a member of the Friends Club. She attended Carver High School in Brownsville and attended Rock Valley College. Sarah leaves to cherish many loving memories, her devoted husband, Oliver L. Reed; sons, Oliver O. (Sandra) Reed, and Mario (Kris) Manns; daughters, Stacy (Lamont) Knuckles, Tijuana Rucker, Ashanti Gimlin, Tiana Reed, Tia Daughtry, Sarabi and Crystal Reed; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Mattie F. Mack and Georgia M. Clark; a host of other relatives and friends including five godchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, three sisters, and one brother. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church, 724 Harrison Avenue, with Pastor Kerry L. Newburn officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State Street, Rockford, IL, and one hour prior to service Saturday at the church.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2014
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