Mary Elizabeth Blakeney Reid, 91, formerly of Partee Drive, China Grove. NC quietly departed this life on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the Hospice Home at High Point. Elizabeth was born on June 19, 1928 in Cabarrus County to the late Hezekiah Blakeney and the late Ora Bryant Blakeney.
Elizabeth was educated in the Kannapolis Schools and was a graduate of G.W. Carver High School. She was formerly employed as a Teacher’s Aid and Operating Room Technician in Bridgeport CT; upon returning to NC she continued her work in the Operating Room. Elizabeth was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she has served as President of the Gospel Choir, Missionary Circle, Sunday School Teacher, Deaconess, Nurses Ministry and the Golden Years Ministry.
Services will be held on Saturday, May 23, at Bethel Baptist Church, 2474 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Kannapolis, NC. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, with funeral services at 2:00 PM.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. George E. Reid and William Eddleman; daughter, Brenda Jo Blakeney; siblings, Carrie Hollins, Jerry Blakeney, Kay Frances Blakeney; Bettye White, Laurence Blakeney.
Those she leaves to cherish her loving memory include a son, Carl Reid (Deloris) of Lawrenceville, GA; two daughters, M. Elaine Cook (William) of Inglewood, CA, Vanessa House (Hugh) of High Point, NC; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; siblings, Ray Blakeney (Willa) of Kannapolis, Barbara Blakeney of Concord, Nancy B. Anthony of Kannapolis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Due to Covid-19 and the social gathering restrictions there will a guest register and card drop off on the porch at the home of her sister, Nancy B. Anthony at 333 Esther Circle, Kannapolis, NC , 28083.
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