Funeral services for Carrie Theodocia Kennedy Reed (“Sis”), 90, formerly of Church Street, Denmark, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Honey Ford Baptist Church, Denmark. The burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church cemetery, and the repast will follow in the church fellowship hall.
She died Saturday, Aug. 15, at Tidelands Community Hospice House, Georgetown.
Born Aug. 14, 1925, to the late Jacob and Clarkie Bell Kennedy in Bamberg County, “Sis,” as she was known to family and friends, lived with her grandparents, George Washington Scott Kennedy and Theodocia Kennedy in Orangeburg. There she attended and graduated from Felton Laboratory School and Wilkinson High School. She earned her B.A. and master's in English education from South Carolina State University. She did further studies at other major colleges throughout the United States. Mrs. Reed taught in many schools here in South Carolina: Kelly Edwards High in Williston, Richard Carroll High School in Bamberg, Voorhees High School and College, Denmark, Denmark High and Denmark Technical College. She retired in 1979 from Voorhees College and from Denmark-Olar High School in 1988. Theodocia was an active member of the South Carolina Education Association of Retired Educators, the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and the American Association of University Women. At an early age, she became a faithful member of Honey Ford Baptist Church, where she served her church faithfully in various capacities (Sunday school teacher, vacation Bible school teacher and a member of the Missionary Society). On June 10, 1951, she met and married the late David Reed, and this union lasted for 52 years until his passing. Surviving are her loving daughters, Patricia Elaine Reed of Georgetown, Dr. Cynthia Reed Stewart (Jesse) of Tallahassee, Florida, and Jacquelyn Gladden (Isaac) of Columbia; two sisters, Elizabeth Stubbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Annie Ruth Kennedy of Denmark; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two special grandchildren; and four special great-grandchildren.
The Denmark Chapel of Carroll Mortuary will be in charge of the services.
Friends may call at the residence.