Mrs. Mary L. Reed

Published 7:16 pm Friday, March 13, 2020

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Mrs. Mary L. Reed, age 85, of Lanett passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, at Bethany House in Auburn.

She was born on April 19, 1934, in Langdale, Alabama to the late Willie Frank Wadkins and Mary Haralson Wadkins.

Reed is survived by her husband, Arthur H. Reed; children, Timothy L. (Belinda) Reed, Sheila Scroggins, and Melissa (Jody) Avooske; brother, Ralph Wadkins; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Harold Wayne Reed (U.S.M.C. Ret.); grandson, Ben Reed; five brothers and one sister.

Reed was an active member of Community Chapel Church of God. She volunteered at Valley Haven School for many years where one year, she won the Volunteer of the Year Award. She worked for many years as an LPN at Lanier Memorial Hospital. She traveled overseas with her husband while he served in the military. She enjoyed doing ceramics and taking her grandchildren to church.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 ,at 11 a.m. (EDT) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens.

The Rev. Floyd Aikens will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Valley Haven School in her memory.

Please visit her Memorial Tribute Page at to leave a kind word for Mrs. Reed’s family, to share a memory of Mrs. Reed or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.