Ann B. Reed

18 June, 19364 January, 2019

On Friday, January 4, 2019 Annie “Ann” Bessie Reed, nee Pierce; loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all entered those golden gates of Heaven at the age of 82 years after battling Alzheimer’s.

Ann was born on June 18, 1936 in Austin, Texas to Litten and Edna Patterson Pierce.

On January 10, 1957 she married the love of her life and best friend Kenneth Reed. They raised one son, Jody Daughtery and one daughter, Linda "Marie" Ransleben.

She loved spending time with all her family as well as going to the lake and the coast. Ann was known for her love and passion of Country Music and going dancing. She sold Avon products for 30 plus years and received many awards and acknowledgments, many knew her as “the Avon Lady” around Austin. She was known for her quick wit, her infectious smile, and her kind and compassionate spirit.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents Litten and Edna Pierce, her true love Kenneth Reed, brothers Litten Pierce, Ed Pierce and Howard Pierce, and grandsons Kenneth Neal Price and Travis Cockerham.

Ann is survived by her two children and their spouses, Marie and Gordon Ransleben, and Jody and Debbie Daughtery; grandchildren, Clara and Rodger Cyr, Karen and Paul Cessna, Travis and Melissa Daughtery, Wesley Price and Tyrel Ransleben; great-grandchildren, Chasity Price, Chantel and Anthony Rubio, Chelsea Price, Katelee Daughtery , Jodee Daughtery, Debra Daughtery, Travis “Kade” Cockerham, Kody Cockerham, Kiara Price, Kylie Price, Kenneth Price and Keanu Price; and great-great grandchildren, Brayden Cantu, Kennedy Gallander, Myles Rubio, Gracee Fletcher; sisters Joyce Whited, Margie Holmes and Gladys Piland; brother Luther Pierce; and Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2019 from 5-8pm at Cook-Walden North Lamar Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Cook-Walden Funeral home, with graveside to immediately follow at Austin Memorial Park.


  • Kent Pierce, Pallbearer
  • Allan Pierce, Pallbearer
  • James Whited, Pallbearer
  • Brian Holmes, Pallbearer
  • Dennis Whited, Jr., Pallbearer
  • Dennis Whited, Sr., Pallbearer
  • Brenda Whited, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Monday, 7 January , 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 8 January , 2019

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, 8 January , 2019


Ann B. Reed

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James New

8 January 2019

Kenneth was my mother's, Bobbie Maxey New, first cousin. Aunt Ruth Carnline Reed and my grandmother, Eva Carnline Maxey, were sisters. I can remember Ann and Kenneth at many Carnline reunions. Ann and I talked many times as I researched our Reed-Carnline connections. She was so sweet. I know Ann loved her family.

Adrienne Pierce-Knowles

6 January 2019

I’ll never forget my Aunt Ann giving me all the wonderful Avon when I was growing up over the years . She never forgot me and moms birthday and I loved to hear all the stories of the trips they shared . Rest in Heaven Aunt Ann tell Uncle Kenneth I said hello.

Laurie Smeltz

6 January 2019

I did not get to see her much when I live in Texas but the time I did she was sweet and loving to me wish I would have had more time love you fly high

Brenda Whited

5 January 2019

Aunt Ann was one of a kind....
She always said what she thought and meant what she said....
always smiling...made friends with everyone she met....
Loved by many...
God bless us by letting her be in our lives....
will miss you aunt Ann
Dennis and Big Brenda

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