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Bonnie Jean Reed
  • September 24, 1929
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  • June 13, 2011

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Bonnie Jean Reed, 81, of New Smyrna Beach passed away peacefully on Monday, June 13, 2011 at  her home.      Bonnie was born September 24, 1929 in Marfrance, West Virginia.  Bonnie was the oldest of four children.  Her sisters Patty, Della Lee, and brother Gene raised by parents Ada and Raymond Holstein.  Bonnie married Herbert Donald Reed in 1949.  They had four children Brenda, Joyce, Sharon and James.  They moved from West Virginia to Sheffield Lake, Ohio in 1963, where they raised their children. Bonnie graduated in 1969 from St Joseph Hospital school of practical nursing. Bonnie and Herbert moved to Beaver West Virgina in 1989 when Herbert retired.  They loved their little piece of heaven and were very happy there.  Herbert passed away in 2001 and in 2007 Bonnie moved to New Smyrna Beach to live with daughter, Sharon.  Bonnie loved to cook for family and friends. She was a loving and caring mother and a friend to all she knew.    She is survived by her devoted children and their spouses; Brenda and Estill Hughes, Joyce and Bill Jackson, Sharon Smith and her Son James Reed.  Her cherished grandchildren, Dawn (Melissa Adcock) Hughes and David Hughes, Aaron and Amy Jackson and Kalee Smith.  Her treasured great granddaughter Alla Hughes.  Bonnie’s Life Celebration will be held 2:00PM, Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach.

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  1. 19 May 2012
    Carl says:
    We were heading west on I-40, and ran stirgaht into the downpour of rain. I told my brother we needed to get off the road and find a motel to hold up in until the rain stopped Well,the rain did not let up until Sunday evening. It was raining so hard we could hardly see the exit. If we had gone on another 5 minutes we would have been stuck on the interstate with the others and waiting to be rescued, if we did not drown. I truly believe if people had not been praying for our safety, we would have been in a terrible situation. We are truly blessed. Praise the Lord.

  2. 20 Jun 2011
    Vicki Loucakis says:
    Sharon and family, Just wanted you to know how sorry I am to have missed Bonnies service. She was a wonderful loving person who loved her family dearly. I loved her and it was a pleasure being even a small portion of her life.

  3. 18 Jun 2011
    Amy Jackson says:
    My Sweetest Grandma,

    You loved us unconditionally, not only when times were good, but also when times were hard; even in our most honest moments, you loved us no matter what.
    You were so gentle and giving to all of us: my ma, my brother, my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, and my dad. Being around you and feeling your light and your warmth has inspired and taught me so much.

    How you made us laugh..
    When you were angry, you would say ‘pickle d@#!’ with your sweet West Virginian Hillbilly accent. When you were happy you laughed that squeaky, high-pitched laugh, that would then contagiously spread throughout the room making us all laugh, too. Whenever we said something silly you would say our names, beginning with ‘Ohhh..’ I especially remember, “Ohhh, Herby” or “Ohhh Bill.”

    How I wish I could be there with you and the family today to say goodbye, to send you off in happiness to be with Grandpa. I’m going to make ‘stone soup’ tonight for dinner just for you, Grams!
    I miss you so much, but I know you’re with Grandpa now. You are together and you are smiling down on us, proud of us, and happy to know that we are healthy and happy.

    You are always with me, Grandma. I will always keep your memory in my heart.
    We love you and we will never forget you!

    Yours Forever,
    Amy Lou Who

  4. 15 Jun 2011
    David Hughes says:
    Grandma,
    I celebrate your life even though I cannot be there with the family this weekend. You were a great inspiration to my life and you and Herbie "Grandpa" showed us how to love better than anyone I have ever known.
    I will always cherish the camping trips, swimming trips to East Harbor and the loving home you provided in Ohio and in West Virginia. Christmas was always special in your home getting the family together under one roof, oh how I miss those days when we all were so close.
    I know you are with grandpa now and are happier than ever, how special to spend eternity with someone you love.
    To my loving mother and aunts and uncle, I love you all and can not even start to tell you how I feel for you! I will miss you all this weekend and know I am there in spirit.

    Grandma, you will always be loved and never forgotten by any of us, there will always be a special place for you in my heart!

    Love forever and always!
    your grandson,
    David

  5. 15 Jun 2011
    Jen Keyser says:
    To the Reed Clan,

    I am so sorry to learn of you mother's passing. She was a good person. My heart breaks for all of you. Bonnie was like a second mother to me. I've always had a special place in my heart for your family and hope all of you will be able in time to find some peace and comfort. If there is ever anything I can do for any of you, just let me know. Love you all.

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