Winnifred E. Reid
Published 6:11 pm Monday, January 22, 2018
EMPORIA — Winnifred “Winnie” Lee Everett Reid, 95, passed peacefully on Jan. 19, 2018, in Lucy Corr Village surrounded by loving family.
She was born at Cedar Dell Farm, Newsoms, Virginia, on Feb. 10, 1922, to the late Caleb Roy Everett Sr. and Thelma Eley Everett.
She was the valedictorian of the class of 1939, Newsoms High School, and received her BS in Home Economics Education in 1943 from Madison College. She was a teacher in Southampton County and Greensville County schools until her marriage to the late Charles Alexander Reid Jr. in 1949.
Winnie was a very active member of Main Street Methodist Church in Emporia, serving in many capacities. She especially enjoyed teaching the third grade Sunday School class for many years.
She was the leader of Girl Scout Troop 30, a substitute teacher in Greensville County Public Schools, member of the Riparian Woman’s Club and the Hicksford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded by brothers, the Rev. Caleb Roy Everett Jr. and Joseph Leslie Everett; and her sister, Anne Everett Mish.
She is survived by a daughter, Sara Eley Reid Gordon and husband, Morris, of Chesterfield, Virginia; grandchildren; Kenneth Bryce Gordon of Midlothian, Virginia; Anna Elizabeth Faris of Chesterfield; and Thomas Reid Gordon of New York; great-grandchildren, Harper Elise Gordon and Alyssa Michelle Faris.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lucy Corr Village and The Crossings at Bon Air for their loving care of Winnie during her last years.
The celebration of her life will be at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Main Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Dorrance officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Emporia Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 500 S Main St, Emporia, VA 23847, or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.