Patricia Louise Reed

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She’s come this far by faith. Thank God for 84 year filled with much happiness and yes some tears.

Dr. Manuel said, “She’ll never make it through the night but, God’s plans were different and the master’s always right.”

“I was a sick, little baby with pneumonia, that was so very clear and penicillin – antibiotics hadn’t been discovered yet, and my certain death was dangerously near. But my dear, she was the best, praying mother, Willa Dunn, and indeed she knew how to pray. Asked her precious Holy Father to grant her child another day. And our God did and here I am 84 years later. He saved me and now I’m living all for him.”

Patricia led a smiling, happy life on this awesome journey/trip. She has had so much laughter and some things made her flip. “Like when I was 5 or 6 at Christmas, my Sunday school asked me to sing, “Away In A Manger” to make the holidays ring. I can’t sing, I confessed but the church insisted firm and grim. So, I sang “Away In A Manger” and they never asked me to sing there again.”

Her dad died, James Long , in his early 20’s. He passed away with TB, she’s looking forward to seeing him in Heaven. “We’ll be reunited as we praise the Lord on bended knee.”

“Pappa made my childhood pleasant. So did my sister, Shirley, and brother, Jimmy, and later, my sister-in-law, Ernesteen, and all family members. We’ve always been close because we love and support one another.”

She was devoted to the Hospitality Committee at Higher Ground AAA where she worshipped the Lord. She was always willing to help, so she would volunteer at Woodcrest Elementary in her free time. She went to Norwood 11th Ave Elementary, Everett Jr. High, Central Highschool, OSU – was a member of the ETA PHI BETA Sorority, and in 1959, graduated from St. Francis Nursing School. Earning a profession by learning the golden rule.

“I did some modeling. Won a beauty contest in New York and had pictures taken with Brook Benton, Johnny Cochran, Bill Bradley, Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Ann, and my favorite Hall of Famer, Bill Russell. I was a basketball fan.”

She worked in New York for the VA for 30 odd years. “Learned the struggles of living with a daughter, Katurah, and grandchildren, Josh, Asha, and Halle. Through love, blood, sweat, and tears – many tears.”

Throughout life with her many friends, she’s been blessed. “My beloved Dr. Nate, Jeanie, Darryl, Beverly, Dorothy in Tulsa, OK. Teresa, Bernice, Evetta from New York, and in 2007, Eva and Dottie went Heaven’s way.”

“I’ve been back in Ohio since the year 2002. Raising three teenagers Lord, Lord, How I need you. Hear ye, Hear ye.” Doctors, clinics, ER, dentist, shopping, football, basketball games, homework, suspensions, Honor Roll, graduations and “I’m 70 then 80 and sometimes can’t even remember my own name.”

But day after day, life rolls gently along. Some days are all right and some days are all wrong. “Oct 11, is my lucky day. God’s arms have always been around me and guided my path and my way.”

In this closing, written by the Patricia Reed. She says, “I’m so humbled to say I love
the Lord and all of you, and thank you for celebrating my 84 birthdays.”

“May God Bless you all. Thank you, Lord I’ve come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord. ”

Patricia is preceded in death by her beloved father, James Long; her beautiful
mother, Willa Mae Dunn; sister, Shirley Ann Lymon; and niece, Shari Lynn Lymon.

Those who celebrate her life and legacy and cherish precious memories are her beloved brother James (Ernesteen) Long Jr.; daughter, Katurah Reed; grandchildren, Josh Reed-Bailey, Asha Reed, and Halle Reed; nieces, Jordan Lymon, Taylor Lymon, Ashley Robinson, Nyteyah Booker, Teana Booker, Ebony Lymon, Shenice Mack, Sha’Riyah Lymon, Shyanne Lymon; nephews, Robert (Amina) Watkins, Eric Long, Sean (Michelle) Lymon, Spencer (Martha) Lymon, Sherrod (Tawana) Lymon, Brandon Robinson, Tristan Lymon, Chance Jessie, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday, January 9, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Mask and Social Distancing are required.

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Condolence Messages


    My Deepest And Sincere Condolences To The Family !
    May God Give You Peace Beyond Understanding!

  2. To the family of my dear Patricia Reed my Hospitality team member of Higher Ground AAA. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. She always made me laugh while waiting for Bishop at the door. Rest in peace my dear friend! You will be missed.

  3. Praying for comfort and strength for the family. God comfort us through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Truly sorry for your loss.

  4. Debra & Harry Smallwood

    Truly sorry to hear of your loss. Your family remain in our prayers.

  5. To Sis Pat’s family, may the God of peace give you strength doing your time of bereavement. Sis Pat was an active member of the HigherGround Hospitality Committee, it was a joy serving with Sis. Pat. Her memories will be forever cherish. When she did not see me for a while, she would always send me a thinking of you card. Hospitality Committee loves her and will miss her always. God Bless you all.

  6. Teresa williams

    May God Bless the family and may they realize that she not gone she just sleeping

  7. Rebecca Mitchell

    When I receive the call early that morning from Josh the farthest thing from my mind was that our Heavenly Father had called Pat’s name. Batman came a member of The Higher Ground Hospitality committee on April 7th 2013 where she served as a caring faithful and devoted member. I will miss hearing the reply on her cell phone” This is Pat, smile God loves you and so do I. Call me back.” We are saddened share and your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jesus knows best now Pat is at rest. Now To the family I say “Keep the Vision!”

  8. My God bless the family we send our condolences and love.
    From cousins Colby Long and daughter Ima Long

  9. Elders Chris & Valerie Washington

    To the Reed Family: may God’s Precious Holy Spirit rest upon your hearts and minds during this difficult time ✝️

  10. Katara please call me l just found this information 2/28/21 aunt dorothy 214 886 1810

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