Carolyn Ann Reed

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Carolyn Ann Reed, a beloved member of the Mansfield community, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn was born in Mansfield, Ohio on March 28, 1946, to Felix and Sylvia Jordan. Carolyn leaves behind a legacy of joy, kindness, and unwavering love.

Graduating from Mansfield Senior High School, Carolyn was a hardworking laborer in the industrial sector. She also graduated with a certification in Keypunch Operations which was the precursor to the computer. However, her true passion lay in photography, a hobby she embraced wholeheartedly since receiving her first camera in the 8th grade. Taking and collecting pictures of her family and friends is her love language!

Another one of Carolyn’s heartbeats was taking family vacations! Some of her fondest memories include camping around Niagara Falls, Canada and visiting various cities and beaches along the east coast with her siblings and their families. One of her biggest dreams was to visit Paris. And in 2013 Carolyn and her best friend Shirley Jordan went to Paris, France and danced in front of the Eiffel Tower. She also cherished the “GROWN UP TRIPS ” with her brothers and their wives to exotic destinations, such as Cancun, Jamaica and the Bahamas. She also enjoyed roller skating, line dancing, and long walks with her family.

A devoted member of The Greater St. John Oasis of Love Church of God in Christ, Carolyn actively served in various capacities, including the Women’s Department, Junior Mother’s Board, Young Women’s Christian Council, and the Pastor’s Anniversary Committee. In 2017 she was awarded as the Oasis of Love’s Woman of the Year which is an honor she treasured. In her youth, she was a member of the regular choir, junior choir and the Sunshine band which was a children’s choir started by her mother Sylvia Jordan aka Mama Sylvie. Her dedication to her faith and her church family was truly inspiring.

In her later years her membership to ‘The Posse’ became her new focus! Birthdays with the Posse was her topic of conversation. From the elaborate dinners and delicious food to the constant fun sharing stories and bonding, ‘The Posse’ was another one of her favorite things to be a part of. The Posse’ members include Bonnie Crutchfield, Doris Feagin, Shirley Jordan and Carrie Nall.

Known for her warm and welcoming nature, Carolyn was affectionately referred to as the “Unofficial Mayor of Mansfield” – a testament to her ability to connect with everyone she met.

Carolyn was one of nine siblings, each holding a special place in her heart. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Charles Lovelle Reed and siblings Felix, George “Billy Red”, (Mary) Jordan William “Dee Dee” (Jean) Jordan, Sharlene, (Coyet) Jeter, John, (Annie) Jordan, Pastor James (Ethelene) Jordan, Bishop Walter (Shirley) Jordan and Gladys (Rudy) Burton.

An integral part of a large family, she was cherished by her children, Charles Reed and Demetria (Michael) Drayton, her granddaughters, Michaela and Mariah Drayton, her best friend Shirley Jordan, a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.

Visitation 11:00 am and Home Going Service 12:00 noon Friday April 12, 2024 at The Oasis of Love COGIC 190 Chester Ave. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Charles at Mansfield Cemetery.

As we bid farewell to Carolyn Ann Reed, let us remember her vibrant spirit, her deep love for her family, and the countless lives she touched with her infectious smile and kind heart. She will forever be cherished and dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. May her joyful memories bring comfort and peace to those who mourn her passing.

Visitation 11:00 am and Home Going Service 12:00 noon Friday April 12, 2024 at The Oasis of Love 190 Chester Ave. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Charles at Mansfield Cemetery.

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  1. Christine Canada English

    Sorry for your loss..I looked after her last year at the hotel I worked at for 1 week her and her husband … my dear friend….rip..

  2. Terry and Kay Chambry

    Prayers and condolences for the family

  3. Rita Shoulders

    So sorry for your loss.She was a very sweet beautiful girl.Been knowing her for years.She will really be miss.Praying for the family.So sweetheart Rest In Heaven.In The Name Of Jesus Amen and Amen and Amen Again.

  4. Elder Carrell Gandy

    To the Reed and Jordan family I am sorry for your loss. Carolyn Ann was a blessed and very friendly person. She will truly be missed. Praying for the family. Love you

  5. Cheryl Jefferson

    Loved your sense of humor REST IN PEACE GOD BLESS THE FAMILY

  6. Khalil and Joyce Ali

    To the Reed and Jordan Families, you have our deepest prayers and condolences. We have lost a dear friend in Carolyn Ann Reed. May you Rest in Peace and Paradise.

  7. Charles and Patti (Cash) Ray

    Praying for the Family. We Love You!!!

  8. Tarita Harris Toe Toe

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Mrs Carol Ann she was so sweet to me my condolences to her and her family prayers for meechie n Chuckie & entire family.

  9. Heartfelt condolences and prayers are extended to the Reed and Jordan family. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  10. Leon and Ann Jefferson

    So sorry to hear of the passing of a very sweet and caring individual, Carolyn Ann (Jordan) Reed. She will be dearly missed. Thinking of you as you celebrate Carolyn Ann’s beautiful life. She will live on in your heart. May God give the entire Reed and Jordan family comfort during this time of loss

  11. Beverly A Cline

    To the Reed family, I send my condolences. I knew of Carol Ann for quite a few years. May she rest in peace no. God will take care of you.


    My condolences and prayers to the family.

  13. Kim Y. Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family.

  14. Patricia Harris Pride

    My condolences and prayers to the Reed and Jordan Family.

  15. Kimberly J Mitchell

    So sorry for your loss she was a great lady

  16. Elke Dawn Alexander

    Our condolences to the Reed and Jordan Families. Carolyn Ann was a dear lifelong friend of my mother, Mini Alexander. She was always a sweet caring woman with a wonderful soul. May she rest in peace.

  17. The Dorsey's Family

    My prayers and condolence to the family aunt carolann will truly be missed she was a great encourager we will see you again.

  18. Gwen and Chester Butler

    So sorry for you loss she was a beautiful person. Seems like she never met a stranger. ❤️❤️

  19. Debbie Jefferson

    Rest in peace ❤️

  20. To the families, so sorry about Carol Ann She was just so sweet and that bright smile. I will be praying for the family

  21. Emma Smith Thompson

    Praying for the family

  22. Minister Behavior Bryant & Family

    Our condolences to the family, you are all in our prayers.

  23. Tony, Vivian Davis and Family

    We the Davis Family send our Deepest Condolences to all the Family members in this Difficult time. We love you all.

  24. Danielle (Nell) Smith

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  25. Twyla D Wilkins

    What a joy to be in her presence. We greeted each other with “Hey Spoiled Brat”. That I shall remember Forever What a Lady!
    My Sincere Sympathy

  26. Margie R Morris

    My sincere condolences to the families of Carol Ann, a longtime friend from the ‘north-end.’ May you rest in peace.

  27. My Condolences to the family

  28. Ronald S McKinney and Queen W Dulin

    Your family is truly in our prayers always. RIP Carolyn you were a blessing in our lives. That beautiful smile is precious. GOD bless

  29. Linda Kay Anderson

    To the Family of Sister Carolyn Reed, I’m so very sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful kind Lady. Praying for the Family.

  30. Jacqueline Johnson

    My condolences to the Reed and Jordan Family. What a wonderful and delightful woman of God. I always enjoyed her evervescent smile and personality.

  31. Jacqueline Ray & family

    My sincere condolences to the entire family. Carolyn was one of most beautiful & loving person I know. She was my friend . She will be truly missed. Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning. Rest In Heaven..

  32. My deepest sympathy to all of the Reed and Jordan family. My prayers goes out for you.

  33. Dr. Emmanuel D. Anthony and the Legacy Academy of Excellence Family

    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21‬:‭4‬ ‭. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dr. Emmanuel D. Anthony and the Legacy Academy of Excellence Family

  34. Yvonne, Leon, Leonard and Joyce (The Reed family)

    You were such a sweet and caring person, you will be missed. Rest in peace we love you

  35. Missionary Lodia Liz Vaughn

    My condolence to the Reed , Drayton, and Jordan families my love and prayers are with you all during this time of transition . What a truly sweet and kind lady she was; she was more than a woman; she was truly a lady in the way she carried herself. I’ll miss her warm winsome smile. She is resting in peace; because she is in good company. She is in the presence of our Lord. The God of all comfort shall comfort you all.

  36. Eloise Johnson

    Please except my prayers and condolences in this your time of grief. She will be missed greatly. Love and prayers to the Reed/Jordan families

  37. My sincere condolences to the Reed and Jordan family. My prayers for God’s peace and comfort.

  38. With deep sincere sadness; I send my condolences to the Reed children & the Jordan family with love and prayers. Carol Ann was a sweet dear heart. No matter were we would run into each other she always has a smile a hug to give and never fail to ask me about her cousin. Scotty. How is Scotty she would ask. She would really listen when I replied, showing love for him. I love you Carol Ann. Rest now. Mechie and Chucky, Scotty sends his condolences and love.

  39. To the Reed and Jordan Family, especially Charles & Demetria, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Carol Ann was a special person and a joy to be around. I know you will miss her as not to long ago you missed Chuckie. They are together now as it is meant to be. My prayers are with you.
    Larry Davison

  40. Forrest & Dorothy Lindsay

    My Heart Is Broken Will Miss My Friend Carolyn Ann
    Prayers For The Family

  41. My condolences to the entire family! Mrs. Reed was a beautiful person who lived. She lived, laughed and loved! She will truly be missed! Praying for the entire family!❤️

  42. Fayette DJ Lady C Fortson-Battle

    Praying for the family at this time. She was loving and caring and always had a beautiful smile. She always made me laugh she will be missed.

  43. Milton Stillwell

    My Condolences to the Reed and Jordan family, Rest In Paradise ❤️

  44. Much sympathy to the Jordan and Reed family. To the Draytons and “Chuck jr” Charles Reed much love God knows Carol Ann is peacefully home now w/“Chuckie” Charles Sr Reed, Forever missed “lunch buddy “ long time friend Lelia.

  45. Rayna Hutcherson

    My condolences to the family, Ms Reed was a funny & lovely young lady, every time I would see her she would remind me of certain things

  46. Walter Beauford

    To the family of Carolyn, my condolences and prayers for all. From our time at Senior High and through the years I knew her as a kind soul with a loving smile. RIP now.

  47. I remember her to be a vibrant, happy, beautiful woman who was always so kind to me growing up. My condolences to the family and know that she is at peace now with her loved ones. Much love and respect to her.

  48. Always my friend— class of 1964.

  49. Ron (Red) and Kim Matthews

    So sorry for your loss we are praying for you all.

  50. Wayne McDonald and Family

    My sincere condolences to the Reed and Jordan family may God continue to comfort you during these difficult days ahead

  51. To the Family of Carolyn Reed,
    You are all in my prayers and condolences during this difficult and trying time. Carolyn was my friend, and I enjoyed the many times we laughed and talked on the phone. Everyone growing up as kids on Louis Street and Crystal Springs, we all shared friendship that has always lasted. I miss my friend, but God is still on the throne and Carolyn is now with Chuckie and they are both in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Take care!
    With Love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family
    April 8, 2024

  52. My Condolences to:
    Carolyn Children & Family
    I will forever cherish Beautiful Memories of
    A Beautiful Woman Of God.
    May the Lord give You Comfort and Strength
    During this difficult time.
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms

  53. Deborah Fleming

    My condolences, and prayers to the family! Rest

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