MAVISDALE, Va. —
Gladys Ruby Keene Reed, 84, of Mavisdale, Va.,
went to be with the Lord, May 7, 2007
at her home suffering from an extended and courageous battle with Bipolarism
and Dementia. Born April 3, 1923
in Buchanan County, Va.,
she was the daughter of the late Luther M. and Bessie Presley Keene.
She resided in Mavisdale, Va.,
her entire life. She was a member of the first graduating class of GardenHigh School. She was a member of
and also attended the GardenBaptistChurch for several years with her
late husband, Kyle. Mrs. Reed was a retired postmaster of 28 years succeeding
her late father, Luther.
She joins in heaven her parents, Luther M. and Bessie Presley Keene; brothers,
Rufus and Bill Keene; and her beloved husband of eight years: Kyle Reed.
Gladys leaves behind: One daughter: Janis and husband Kyle Meadows, Mavisdale,
Va.; one stepdaughter: Helen and husband
Fred Elkins, Lake City, Fla.;
one sister: Edith Honaker, Mavisdale, Va.
She also leaves behind a devoted, loving grandson who adored his “Mammaw,”
James David Meadows, Johnson City, Tenn.; a very special caregiver of six
years: Charlotte Varney, Keen Mountain, Va., and other wonderful caregivers for
the past two years: Nancy Wilcox, Bonnie Dye, Maxine Perry and Caroline Street,
and Carol Meadows, close family friend who was so good to Gladys and special
friend, Jackie Keen.
Funeral services for Gladys Ruby Keene Reed will be conducted Thursday, May 10, 2007 at at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. Lester Frank, the Rev. Stan Parris and the Rev. Jim Fuller
officiating with burial to follow in the GreenhillsMemoryGardens,
Claypool Hill, Va.
Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday (today) at with a Song Service at
Active pallbearers will be: Fred Meadows, David Meadows, Johnny Keen, Michael
Whitt, Fred Elkins and Timothy Shortridge.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. Clint Sutherland, Special Care Hospice
Employees, Scott Whitt, Friendship Home Medical Employees and very close
friends: Pauline Nuckles, Jackie Keen, Donald Fletcher, Larry Boyd and Sherman
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of a
donation to the Vansant Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O.
Box 649, Vansant, VA24656 or American Heart
Association, P.O. Box 5216,
Glen Allen, VA 23058 or phone (804) 747-8334, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grundyfuneralhome.com
Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Va.
is in charge of all arrangements.