Charlene Reed


Charlene Reed affectionately known as “Nanny” was born on January 29, 1945, in Columbus, Ohio to Pearl Williams and Thomas Howard.

Charlene attended the Columbus Public School system and graduated from Central High School and later received her Associate Degree in Medical Assisting from Central Community College.

Charlene was introduced to church at an early age and was a faithful member of the House of God and served as the Secretary for the Elect Lady Hannah Bottoms.  She rededicated her life and became a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

Charlene was a very smart, sassy, and classy lady.  Her radiant and warm personality naturally drew people to her.

Charlene truly treasured her family.  Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, laughing, dancing, watching western movies and playing cards.

Charlene is predeceased by her parents Pearl Williams and Thomas Howard; husbands, Emmett Reed and William L. Harris; brothers, Theodore Baker and Robert Phipps and sister, Leona Palmer.

Charlene leaves to cherish her memories, beloved daughter, Pastor Arlene Kimberly Harris; grandchildren; Monika Willis, Shernika (Lemont) Fountain, Tanika (Kwasi) Holder, Lyndsy (Alassondro) Roberts; great-grandchildren; Imani Jacobs, Aaron Thomas III, Nia-Symone Branham, Jeremiah Walters, Major Davis, True Holder, Kimaya Holder, and Kamryn Fountain; brother, George Williams; sister, Norvell Howard and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and her Trinity Baptist Church family.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Monday, September 20, 2021 at Trinity Baptist Church, 461 St Clair Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Sandra Boo Carpenter

    To My Cousin Kim , you know I love your Mom, My Aunt Charlene with all my Heart ❤I am going to Miss her.❤
    I am here for You Always.❤
    Sandra Boo Carpenter

  2. Praying that God comforts and allows you to rest in his arms during this time.
    Love, The Gray Family

  3. Praying for you Kim and your family. May God’s peace surround you all and comfort you during this time.

  4. Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to this entire family

  5. My condolences and prayers to the family. May God grant you comfort and strength during this time. I love you all❤❤❤

  6. Sis. Gwendolyn Napper

    To Kim & family, May God’s Grace cover each of you during your this time of bereavement. He’s a Mighty God of peace and comfort.

  7. Rosalind A . Jordan

    Dearest sis Kim
    Sending you and the entire family our most deepest
    And heartfelt condolences on the transition of your
    Precious mother.
    Much Love
    Sis Rosalind A. (Cissy ) Jordan and family

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