Alice C. Reid

SHACKLEFORDS - Alice Charity Reid, daughter of the late William and Cecelia Reid was born in West Point, Virginia on January 15, 1936. She quietly and peacefully departed thie life on March 11, 2014 at home in Randallstown, Maryland. At an early age, she was baptized and became a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. She graduated from Dunbar High School in Washington D.C. She was a member of the Mt. Nebo Usher Board, Gospel Chorus and Homecoming Choir. She was a historian and compiled the history of the West Point School desegregation cases which is still used today by historians as reference material. Her attendance at the desegregation hearing is recorded in a photo in the Library of Congress. She attended the 1963 March on Washington. She also was a genealogist, her research is referenced in York River Yesterdays by Alonzo Dill. She served as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, treasurer and spearheaded membership drives for the West Point Chapter of the NAACP. She was predeceased by her sister, Mildred Jackson; sister-in-law, Glennie Reid and brothers, Miles A. Reid and William M.M. Reid. She is survived by a sister, Thelma Bradley; sister-in-law, Alice Lee Reid; a brother, Philip Reid; nieces, Mia Dillingham (Jay), Phyllis Summerville (Tommie); nephews, Steven Bradley (Jenell), Philip Bradley (Thasia) and Mitchell Jackson Jr. (Isis); great nieces, Mia Bradley, Miasiah Jackson, Mesha Hawkins, Ashlee Dillingham, Alexia Dillingham, Thomasina Summerville, Thalina Summerville, Regina Summerville, Renee Summerville; great nephews, Philip Bradley II, James Dillingham, Brandon Bradley and Anthony Judkins; great great nephew, Damien Alston and a host of relatives. The funeral service will be 11:00a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Mt Nebo Baptist Church, West Point. Interment in Sunny Slope Cemetery, West Point. The viewing will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:00a.m. Saturday at the church. Service of comfort by the J.K. Redmond Funeral Home.

Funeral Home

J.K. Redmond Funeral Home
3632 Lewis B. Puller Memorial Highway Shacklefords, VA 23156

Published in Tidewater Review on Mar. 19, 2014