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REED, Glenda Lorraine Copes

Glenda Lorraine Copes Reed, 69, beloved wife of William Reed passed away peacefully on Friday, (June 14, 2013). She was born and raised in Hartford and moved to Durham, NC in 2010. Glenda was a proud product of the Hartford Public School system and earned degrees from Hartford College for Women, Smith College and UCONN. She worked for Aetna, beginning her career in Aetna Foundation and ending with her retirement in 1999 as Head of Corporate Real Estate. She was a past president of the Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Known as Sister Reed by her church family, she was a committed Christian and devoted member of The First Cathedral in Bloomfield. Along with her husband William of 39 years, she is survived by her daughter, Jeanine Holland and her husband Shawn and their children whom she adored, Vaughan and Sydney Holland, son Darrin Reed, special nephew, Michael Leslie; eight brothers, nine sisters and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, from 11:30 - 1 p.m., with a funeral service to follow beginning at 1 p.m., at The First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT. Carmon Windsor Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Jun. 16, 2013.
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July 30, 2013
I just heard of Glenda's passing. I worked for Glenda at Aetna. I am saddened by her loss and hope that her family finds comfort in memories of all of the happy times spent with her. I am fortunate to have known her and worked with her.
Pam Therrien
July 26, 2013
I am just hearing about Glenda's passing and am deeply saddened to hear this news. Our families were very close for years and shared some good times. I always appreciated Glenda's advice and council. She will truly be missed. Bill and Jeanine, my condolences to you both and know that God will comfort you at this time and always.
Monroe Webster
July 10, 2013
I'm not sure why, but I was thinking of Glenda today and came across the news of her passing. I worked for Glenda at Aetna in the early 70's. She was a wonderful person and boss. I'm so sad to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family.
Alyce Nathan
June 30, 2013
I was fortunate to have worked for Glenda at Aetna in the 80's. She was a wonderful leader and mentor. Our hearts go out to the Reed family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

David Steinwedell
David Steinwedell
June 27, 2013
To the Bailey family / Mr. Reed: I am so sorry for your loss. Glenda was a friend and mentor to me and I will truly miss her positive and uplifting discussions we use to have. She was truly a blessing to those around her - not to mention a go-getter. You were all blessed to have her in your life. I pray God will continue to provide you all strength. God Bless #tears
Denise Prude
June 26, 2013
I was so sorry to learn of Glenda's passing. She and I worked together in Aetna's Real Estate Investment Department in the early 80's and counted ourselves among the "good ole girls" who met monthly for lunch. I moved to SC in 1987 and only saw her once after that, but I remember her fondly as an accomplished professional woman who gave much to the city of Hartford and as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. I send my sympathy to all her family.
Nancy Williams
June 21, 2013
To the Reed, Copes and Bailey Families, God selected another rose for His garden. Glenda was truly a virtuous woman of God who unselfishly shared her glory of the Holy Spirit with all of us. Glenda, thank you for your guidance and ever encouraging words. You are truly a role model who is respected by us all. You will be missed, bask in the warmth of God's everlasting love.
Wanda Brown-Claitty
June 20, 2013
Our Condolences and Prayers to the family
Lester & Jasper McBride
June 20, 2013
I'm here when you need me.

I'm still praying for all of you.
Denisa Calloway-Sheets
June 20, 2013
I'm here when you need me.
Jeanine, I'm still praying for you and your family. God bless, comfort and keep you.
Denisa Calloway-Sheets
June 19, 2013
June 19, 2013
To The Reed and Copes Family: May the peace of God and the loving memories of Glenda remain with you forever. She is at peace with Jesus now, happy as ever, a cheerleader for us now. A beautiful person, a true Christian woman. Hang in there. God Got Your Back. He will Keep You. He Loves You. He will never leave you. Keep The Faith like she did. Love you all The Powers Family
Delois Powers
June 19, 2013
My Heart felt condolence to the Reed, Copes and Bailey family. My prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless You All.
Min. Linda Pines
June 19, 2013
She was a beautiful person and always had a nice or encouraging word. She will be missed. My prayers for peace and my condolences.
Kim Hardy
June 19, 2013
Glenda was a true friend and mentor to me. We had many talks together. You can always count on Glenda to tell you the truth. She was also a terrific boss at Aetna. I will miss her dearly. Rest in peace my friend.
Lena Floyd
June 19, 2013
I am saddened to hear of Glenda's passing our prayers are with The Reed, Copes and Bailey family.Hubert Smart Jr.and family
June 19, 2013
Bill and the Family, you truly have my sympathy and I grieve with you over the loss of my dear friend Glenda. I know right now there is a hole and a depth of pain that knows no bounds as you struggle to go on without Glenda, but she is now free from pain and at peace in God's presence. How wonderful it was that her last days were spent here where you could share them and love on her. I know above all her heart's desire was that you all also will on day be with the Lord. Forever honor and cherish the memories that that you have of being blessed to be loved by, and share in Glenda's life as I will as well.
Wilma Gordon Coleman
June 19, 2013
With deep sympathy to the Copes and Bailey families and especially to Paul and Ron Copes:

Glenda was such an institution in Greater Hartford that your loss and ours is hard to take. Your families and especially Glenda have added so much substance to our communities it will be impossible to replace.

Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict prevents me from being there at today's service at the Cathedral. Love to you all.

Steve Goddard

P.S. -- My wife Patty, who was a classmate of Glenda's at Hartford College for Women, also sends her sincere condolences.
June 18, 2013
To the Reed, Copes and Bailey Family

I am so saddened to hear of Glenda's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hattie (Womack) Tucker
June 18, 2013
Please accept our condolences on your family's loss.
Sonja and Bee-Jaye
June 18, 2013
May GOD be with you at your time of sorrow you are in ours prays The Forte Family
June 18, 2013
I would like to express my condolences to the Copes-Reed Families. Growing up together in Charter Oak Terrace, our families knew each other very well, Glenda will truly be missed. I will keep you all in my Prayers, God Bless you during this time of sorrow.
Patsy Berry-Walls
June 18, 2013
Dear Family,

Prays are with you all at this moment of sorrow. May God Bless you all.
Fernan McGee
June 18, 2013
Jeanne,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lori Thompson and Vanuel Bryant
Lori Thompson
June 18, 2013
To the Reed,Copes,and Bailey family - My heart grieves for your loss. Glenda was a kind and loving person. Her time on earth was marked with good will and good work. May God give your family the strength to endure your grief and the time to heal as you share wonderful thoughts and lots of laughter from fond memories of Glenda.
Althea Jenkins
June 18, 2013
I take comfort knowing that you are now at peace in Gods hands, and with My Mom and Aunt Helen to welcome you to glory. All my love Aunt Glenda.
Cheryl Reed
June 18, 2013
June 18, 2013
To the family, may God give you peace and love in abundance during this difficult time. Glenda was faithful to her family and God. She loved you as you loved her, RIP soror Glenda.
Teresa Davis
June 18, 2013
Our heartfelt condolences to your families, we pray God's peace be with you all as you go through this trial. With much love, the Parham Family
Natalie Holden-Parham
June 18, 2013
To the Reed,Copes,and Bailey family - May God comfort you and strengthen you. You have my deepest sympathy. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!
Minister Lois Dogans
June 18, 2013
To the Reed, Copes and Bailey Families,

Our heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of Glenda. She showed us all how to love family by the way she loved hers. Glenda was a wonderful friend and counselor. I'll never forget what she said to me about being a Deaconess and marriage. May you find joy in your memories and comfort in knowing she's no longer in pain but rather in the arms of GOD.

Denisa and Byron Sheets
Denisa Calloway-Sheets
June 18, 2013
To the Copes, Reed and Bailey family. May the love of God give you peace, May the love of friends give you comfort, May the love of Glenda remain in your heart and give you strength during this time of sorrow. You are in my prayers.
Rev. Sylvia Colbert
June 18, 2013
To the Reed, Copes & Bailey Families,

Our heartfelt condolences to you in the passing of Glenda. She was a wonderful friend and counselor. I'll never forgot her advice to me on being a Deaconess and marriage. I thank God for allowing me the opportunity to know her. She now rests with God with no more pain.

I pray the comforter give you strength to endure this difficult time and that your fondest memories give you some joy.
Denisa Calloway-Sheet & Byron Sheets, Sr.
June 18, 2013
To the Reed, Copes, and Bailey Family

These are the only words that I can say to you all I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART. I have known all of you since Charter Oak Terrace days. My prayers are with you all and hold each other closer. Love Neida
Enieda Iris Rivera
June 18, 2013
Bill, Jeanine, Darrin and Family,

We are sorry to hear of Glenda's passing and our hearts go out to you at this time as well as the days ahead. We pray God will keep you in peace during this difficult time and that the comforter holds you ever so close.

Please let us know if there's anyting we can do to help.

The First Cathedral Diaconate Bereavement Care Ministry
Denisa Calloway-Sheets
June 17, 2013
Beloved cousin!!!

Wesley Spears & Family
June 17, 2013
Please accept my sympathy on Glendas passing.Glenda was an asset to the Hartford Community as well as a great friend to those of us who had the pleasure to get to know her.She will be greatly missed.
Bernie Sullivan
June 17, 2013
Our deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time. You are always in my prayers.

Rudy & Deb DaCosta
June 17, 2013
I have very fond memories of my years working with Glenda. We were friends, colleagues and allies. I remember her as a woman of purpose, humility and dignity; and with a special sense of humor. She served God and the needs of others well.
Marty Crean
June 17, 2013
I was sadden to hear of Glenda's passing. She is now at rest. You all are in my prayers
Patricia Frazier Coleman
June 17, 2013
To Glenda's Family...I am so sorry that your sister passed...I was a neighbor in COT and remember the family well...My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all...
Mavis Murphy
June 17, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Chris & Toni Keaton
June 17, 2013
My prayers and thought are with you the family as you mourn the passing of Mrs. Reed
LoRetta LaNier-Pennycooke
June 17, 2013
To the Reed, Copes and Bailey Family, the Ward family extends our sincerest condolences over the passing of Glenda. She was a woman ahead of the times, a true trailblazer and role model for so many.
Crittenden Ward
June 17, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
June 17, 2013
To the Reed, Copes & Bailey Families, My deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time. You are always in my prayers.
Weeping May Endure for a Night But Joy Comes in the Morning. Psalm 30:5
Maylor Family
June 17, 2013
We are Praying that God will keep you in Perfect Peace During this Most Difficult Time and Always.
Deacon Rich and Paula Williams
June 17, 2013
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jeanine, the Reed, Copes and Bailey families as you mourn the loss of Glenda. She will be missed, but the heart remembers most what it has loved best, may her memories comfort all of you and give you peace. You are all in my heart and prayers.
June 17, 2013
R.I.P. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family & friends. May God comfort you all through this difficult time.
June 17, 2013
A candle for my dear & wise Soror: Condolences are sent to the Copes,Reed,&Bailey families. Glenda will be missed by many! May God & His Word be a comfort to you at this difficult time.
Cathleen Henderson
June 17, 2013
To The Reed, Copes, Bailey Families,
Sorry to hear about Glenda another family member gone to heaven. You are in our prayers and in our hearts.

The Bethea Family
Jackie Bethea
June 17, 2013
To the Family of Glenda,
My heart and prayers, are with all of you, at this difficult time. Glenda will always be here in spirit and an awesome woman. So glad I was able to keep in touch and visit the NC home, since she was closer. She will be missed! Rest in Paradise...Michelle& sons and my mom, Celestine (Spfld,MA)
Michelle Jones
June 16, 2013
To the Reed, Copes and Bailey Family,

May GOD continue to give you strength as you go through this difficult time. Know that my heart, love and prayers are with you all.

LaTrisha Walton
June 16, 2013
My heart was saddened, hearing that you had gone. I'm glad I was able to see you before you left. I know you are with God, and aren't suffering anymore. I love you sis, until we meet again.
Roger L. Copes
June 16, 2013
To the Reed, Bailey, and Copes families. Our deepest sympathy and prayers goes out to your family.. We will truly miss you Glenda with good memories. Keep the Faith Bill. We love you.

Milton & Mamie Tyson
Ocala, Florida
June 16, 2013
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Reed family. my GOD be with you in this time of bereavment.
Dea Lonnie & Eloise Simmons
June 16, 2013
To the Reed, Copes and Bailey Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
May our God of all comfort strengthen you, heal you and give you peace.
Daphne Carter
June 16, 2013
To the Copes and Baily Family, we send our deepest condolences in the loss of your beloved Glenda. She was a beautiful individual and her kindness and gentle heart showed. We are praying for all of you and for Almighty God to give you comfort and peace. May you know that Glenda has journeyed home to that holy place of Almighty God's, she is at peace and free from life's obstacles we as humans face. Though your hearts are heavy and grief has filled your space we hope that you will take hold of God's unchanging hand as you celebrate Glenda's life. May Jesus Christ continue to be your rock.
Anthony & Sharon Jenkins
June 16, 2013
To the family,
I worked with Glenda for several years at Aetna Foundation and in Facilities Management at Aetna. She was a very spiritual and good person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Take care God Bless.
Linda Rubera
June 16, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Copes, Bailey and Reed families. I light this candle in memory of Glenda. Another Charter Oak Terrace famous. She will be missed I know. My heartfelt prayers are with the family at this time. R.I.P. dear Glenda.
Charlotte Moore-Butler
June 16, 2013
to the copes family, glenda and I went to mary hooker, new park ave and HPHS deepest sympathy for your loss

yvonne avery ake bonnie mitchell from c107 COT
June 16, 2013
Another light from Charter Oak Terrace has gone out. To Ron and Paul especially, and the rest of her family my condolences on the loss of Glenda. She of course will be watching over all of you from her perch in heaven. A C O T, HPHS, and Aetna friend.
Bill Albrecht
June 16, 2013
My heart aches, but I know that your in a better place. As I continue to spiritually mature I've come to realize that we're not a man down...we're a man up!! I love you Glenda .. Give KB and Mamie a kiss from the rest of our tribe - Your baby brother Norman Charles Bailey
Norman Bailey
June 16, 2013
With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning.
Carmon Funeral Homes, Inc.
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