Alma Gloria H. Reed (1930 - 2014)

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Alma Gloria H. Reed

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held Monday, August 18, 2014 at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Alma Gloria H. Reed, age 84, the former Alma Hoffman, who passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 5:20 p.m. at her residence in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette. The Rev. Gary Schexnayder, pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette, will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Reed was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Lafayette. She retired with Lafayette Charity Hospital with thirty years of service. Mrs. Reed was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette. She was a member of APIC and a former member and past president of AORN. She was a graduate of SLI with a bachelor's degree. Mrs. Reed was a graduate of Touro Infirmary and a postgraduate of G. John Hopkins. She was also a real estate broker and enjoyed playing bingo. Mrs. Reed was a cancer survivor.

Survivors include four sons, Meldridge Reed, Jr. of Lafayette, Randall Joseph Reed of Sugar Hill, GA, James Jules Reed and his wife, Melanie, and William Brent Reed all of Lafayette; one daughter, Amy Reed Breaux of Carencro; six grandchildren, James Breaux, Jeremy Breaux, Jessica Breaux, Jennifer Reed, Raymond Reed and Sarah Duhon Pothier; five great grandchildren, Jace Alexander, Jaidah Alexander, Adalyn Breaux, Blakely Breaux and Elise Pothier; and one sister, Muriel D. Sutton and her husband, Gordon, of Atlanta, GA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Meldridge Reed; her parents, Joseph Hoffman and the former, Alma Francis, both natives of New Orleans; one daughter, Lori Reed Duhon; one brother, Joseph R. Hoffman, Jr.; and one sister, Joan Ethel H. Derose.

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Sunday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Pallbearers will be Randall Reed, James Reed, William Reed, James Breaux, Jeremy Breaux and Raymond Reed. Honorary pallbearer will be Meldridge Reed, Jr.

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Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

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4615 N. University Ave.  Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 896-6366
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Published in the The Advertiser on Aug. 16, 2014