PIQUA - Brenda Carol Reed, 63, of Piqua, died at 5:39 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at her residence.
She was born in Tazewell, Va., on March 4, 1949, to the late Eldridge C. and Minnie H. (Thompson) Jackson.
In 1968, in Decatur, Ga., she married John Reed. He survives.
Brenda also is survived by five sons, John T. Reed II of Piqua, Allen C. Reed of Piqua, David W. Reed of Piqua, Joseph A. Reed of Eaton and Michael S. Reed of Piqua; two sisters, Shirley Loughner of Englewood and Rita Lutz of Piqua; two brothers, Rick Jackson of Piqua and Jack Jackson of Sidney; and four grandchildren, Westley Reed of Piqua, Joey Reed of Eaton, Caleb Reed of Eaton and MaKayla Reed of Piqua. She also leaves behind her little dog, Izzy.
Brenda graduated from Piqua High School in 1967. She devoted most of her life to raising her sons and spending time with them. She loved to sing and dance and play the slots. Brenda's beautiful smile will be missed by all. She was employed by Copeland Corporation, Sidney, and Piqua Hobart, Piqua, for many years. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her angels, Kris, Vicki, Joyce, Marge, Tammy, Jean, Bud and the entire Hospice team.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Pastor Gary Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.