Marie Reed


ROCK SPRING Mrs. Marie Kathleen Griggs Reed, 93, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at her home in Rock Spring, Ga., after a courageous battle trying to recover from a fall, breaking her hip in 2008.Marie attended schools at the Christian Chapel in the Natchez-Wildersville, Tenn., area of Henderson County, and was baptized into The Church of Christ at the Bayou, Gibson County, in Steele, Mo., and attended many churches of Christ in Tennessee, Missouri, and Georgia. She was a member of both The Rock Spring and Noble Church of Christ. Marie loved and had interest in her hobbies such as working with ceramics, interior decorating and working in her flower gardens. She was working in her home decorating when she fell and broke her hip.Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clarence Reed, Sr.; her parents, Calvert Penn and Perlie Lorene Johnson Griggs; three brothers, Ernie Plaught, Erick Earrol, Sr., and George Edward Griggs; Two sisters, Valeria Maryrene and Claris Faye Griggs.She is survived by her son, Charles "Rance" Clarence Reed, Jr.; one sister Fosteene EvaJean Griggs, both of Rock Spring; twelve nieces and nephews also survive.Her family wishes to acknowledge with appreciative thanks for the loving care given to Marie by her long time attending physician Dr. Richard C. Smith, of LaFayette, the North Georgia Home Health Agency; Amedisys, and Home Hospice; Solamore, all in LaFayette. Also want to recognize her faithful Christian Caregiver Mary Pat Hunt of Chickamauga.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel Tuesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. with the minister of The Noble Church of Christ; Jack Byars officiating.Interment in the LaFayette Memory Gardens.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made the The Noble Church of Christ 5511 Highway 27, North, LaFayette, Ga. 30728.Family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 7 p.m.The arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

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