Mary George Reed, 67, of Circle Drive in Pembroke departed this life to be with her Lord Thursday April 9, 2009 at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg after a long battle with cancer. Born in Thessalia, Giles Co., VA on November 29, 1941 she was a daughter of the late Ballard Jackson and Oice Harris Fortner. She was a devout Christian, a member of Olean Church of The Brethren , a caregiver to many and was retired from Celanese Plant at Narrows with over thirty-three years service. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul Reed, Jr, her father and mother-in-law Paul Sr. and Angela Wimmer Reed, her sisters Ollie St. Clair, Mable Helms, Irene Billings, and Clara Bassett and her sister-in-law Nancy Reed.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children Steven and Doris Reed of Dublin, Tony and Debbie Reed of Pearisburg, Ben Reed and fiancÚ Kristi St Clair of Eggleston, Jamie Reed of Pembroke, Wendy Reed, daughter and best friend, and fiancÚ Dwayne Heinlein; her fourteen Grandchildren; her great-granddaughter; her sisters Hazel Stanley of Narrows, Lula Ingle of Randleman, NC, Hattie Collins of Pearisburg, Dot Alexander of Richmond, Jean Fulcher of Winston-Salem, NC, and Christine Delk of Winston-Salem, NC; her daughter-in-law and prayer partner Sharron Reed; her sister-in-law and special friend Teresa Reed; and her brother-in-law Gary Reed.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Rodger Boothe and Pastor Michael Tabor officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.