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RUTH REED

March 9, 1923 March 6, 2010
RUTH REED
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Ruth G. Reed, 86, of Prince Frederick, MD received her crown in glory on March 6, 2010 with her family at home. Ruth Genieve (Rice) Reed was born on March 9, 1923 to the late Joseph Rice, Jr. and Josie Contee Rice in Calvert County, Maryland. She attended Calvert County Public Schools up until Grade 10 and was a fulltime housewife and a woman of many hats. Ruth was a mother, a wife, a sharecropper, a grandmother and opened her home to raised children who were not her own.
Ruth, also known as Grandma Alice by her great-grandchildren, joined and attended Mt. Hope United Methodist Church before transferring to St. Edmonds United Methodist Church where she attended faithfully. She actively participated on different committees in the church: The Flower Circle, United Methodist Women. She took pride in raising her children and grandchildren and enjoyed hosting and attending family gatherings, church functions, outings, York and Frederick Fair trips and visiting other family members. She loved decorating for Christmas, caning fruits and vegetables, gardening, preparing the meat after the livestock was slaughtered to provide food for the family for the winter. This was one of the many opportunities for the whole family to gather and bond as we've done on so many occasions.
In 1942, Ruth and Aaron were united in Holy Matrimony and out of this union they were blessed with four children. Leaving to cherish her loving memories are: Aaron "Winfield" Reed Jr., Prince Frederick, MD and Josephine H. Reed, Lusby, MD. One adopted daughter: Phyllis Harrod, Chesapeake Beach, MD; one son-in-law, George W. Jones, Chesapeake Beach, MD. Preceding her in death: her husband, Aaron W. Reed and her daughters: Carolyn Reed Jones and Andrea R. Reed. She also leaves nine grandchildren: Melissa Reed Johnson (James) and Ray Harris Sr. of Lusby, MD, Lionel Jones (Maryanne) of Lexington Park, MD; LaShawn Reed and Stephanie Reed Savoy of Lusby, MD, George A. Jones (Tiffany) of Lanham, MD Corey Reed, Casey Reed and Alicia Coates of Lusby, MD, and one grandchild preceded her in death, Monica Creek Wilson. Three adopted grandchildren: Lavina and April Harrod, North and Chesapeake Beach, MD and Crystal Alston (Jeff), Fort Washington, MD. Eighteen great-grandchildren: Nakeya West, Kalone Jones, RaShon Harris, Ray Harris Jr., Raekwon Savoy, Khaleel Thompson, Linnelra Jones, Amaya Wilson, Kayla Jones, Anthony Wilson Jr., Brandlynn Jones, Monique Savoy, Tymeesha Johnson, Carina Reed, Joshua Johnson, Dayonna Jones, Aaron Jones and Yolonda Evans. Adopted great-grandchildren: Jasmine Hawkins, Espree Cradle, Jaylin Hawkins, Quincy Alston, Jacaree Joseph and one adopted great-grandchild preceded her in death: Tashear Alston. Very close extended family: Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Gross, Lothian, MD and Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Pratt, Lusby, MD. Great nephew and nieces: Ellis (Alishia) Pratt, Clovette (Eric) Jones and Tiarra (Raphael) Proctor. She also leaves her sister Inez Holland, Huntingtown, MD and one brother-in-law, Genest Reed, Chesapeake Beach, MD; six sister-in-laws: Eileen Rice, Shirley Rice, Lillian Reed Moore, Vernell Reed Hartwell (Aaron), Clarice Reed Hall and Corina Reid. She had three close friends: Arnella Stepney, Marthalene Holland and Helen Parran, and a host of other relatives, cousins and friends. Ruth has gone home to be with her five brothers and two sisters who preceded her in death: Savoy, Herbert, Bowen, John, Ralph, Dorothy Contee Richardson and Mary Rice Reed.


Cemetery:

Mt. Hope UM Church 145 Dalrymple Road Sunderland, MD 20689 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at St. Edmond's UM Church 3000 Dalrymple Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 on Friday, March 12, 2010 (map/driving directions) 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Edmond's UM Church 3000 Dalrymple Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 on Saturday, March 13, 2010 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 AM at St. Edmond's UM Church 3000 Dalrymple Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 on Saturday, March 13, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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