Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Louise Arella Reid

09/08/1937 - 08/21/2020

Louise Arella Stephens Reid, age 82 passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020. 

She was born in Towns County Georgia but lived in Murphy, NC most of her life. She is the daughter of the late Robert John and Violet Chastain Stephens. She attended Fields of the Woods Church of God of Prophecy. She worked for close to 30 years at Levi's as a sewing machine operator. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her two grandsons, both of whom she was extremely proud! She enjoyed working in her vegetable garden with her husband, and going on day trips with him almost every Saturday.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her two brothers, Luther Stephens and Kenneth Stephens; and her four sisters Imogene McCray, Doris Garrett, Effie Cohran, and Ella Fay Wellen.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Dillard Reid; her daughter, Deborah Reid and husband Robert; and her grandsons, Trevor and Evan Reid.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00pm on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Pastor Gerald Mann will officiate. Burial will be at Reid's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian, Erik, Joey, Adam, Trevor and Evan Reid.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 6-8pm at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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