Katie Bea Reid

March 27, 1947September 11, 2021

Katie Bea Reid, 74, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday September 11, 2021. Katie was born in Chase, LA, on March 27th, 1947, to parents Ernest and Lulamae Tillman.

Katie moved to Albion MI at the age of 7 and in 1965 graduated from Albion High School. Following graduation, “Katie B” (affectionately known as), moved to Lansing, MI and continued her education. Katie received her Associates of Applied Science degree from Lansing Community College in 1984, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spring Arbor University in 1994. Katie was also a dedicated employee of General Motors for over 37 years. Throughout her employment with GM, she held several positions including 30+ years as a supervisor. After retirement, her love for children led her to become a substitute teacher for the Belleville, Albion, and Marshall public school systems.

Katie was a faithful and dedicated member of Grace Temple Church of God in Christ in Albion, MI. Not only was she a servant, leader, and Missionary, she also served on The Mothers Board, Nursing Guild, was a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the choir, a Tutor for the youth summer program, and shared in the preparation and distribution of Communion on First Sundays. Prior to moving back to Albion in 2011 to take care of her mother, Katie was a member of Perfecting Church in Detroit, MI for 8 years, and the Lansing Church of God in Christ in Lansing, MI for more than 20 years. While at Lansing church of God in Christ she served on the Nurses Guild, as a Missionary, Sunday School Teacher and as a Choir member.

Katie leaves to cherish her precious memories: her loving mother, Lulamae Russel, Children: Denise Moss (Jackson, Michigan), Sherrie (John) Jiles (Hershey, Pennsylvania), Marcus (Dionnedra) Reid (East Lansing, Michigan), and Keisha Reid (Belleville, Michigan). Siblings: Tommy Lister, Sandra Lister, Bridget Tillman, Vicky Tillman, and Dantley Tillman. 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; Special cousins, Emma Mitchell, and Dorothy Duncan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral Service will be Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12:00pm at the Freeway Church, 28900 B Drive North, Albion, Michigan 49224 with family hour starting at 11:00am prior to the service with Pastor Stephen C. Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Albion Memory Gardens.

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Glenda Culp

September 23, 2021

So sorry to hear about the passing of Ms. Reid. She was a lovely, kind neighbor. Prayers to the Reid family

CATHY Morgan

September 20, 2021

So sorry to hear about Katie, please know that I am praying for you all and sending my deepest condolences.

Love you all,

Cathy & Willie Morgan

Ratana Hayes

September 20, 2021

Sister Reid was a sweet Woman of God and will be truly missed.

Praying that our Lord who loves you so dearly, will speak blessings and comfort to your heart today and in the days ahead.
With heartfelt sympathy !❤️‍🩹

Let, I pray Thee, Thy merciful kindness be for my comfort. Psalm 119:76

Terrisa Bradley

September 20, 2021

I would like to extend heartfelt sympathy to the family of Katie Reid. Katie was so sweet & kind and was not afraid to speak up for what she thought was right. She will be dearly missed. May God’s peace & comfort overtake you today & always.🌹💕 You are in our thoughts & prayers.

With Love,
Masterpiece Creation C.O.G.I.C
Pastor Ricky L. Bradley
Lady Terrisa Bradley

James & Debbe Amis

September 20, 2021

Our sincere condolences to you during this time of bereavement. May God comfort you and each of your family members. We love you and we’re keeping you and your family lifted in prayer. 🙏🏾

Louvenia Black

September 19, 2021

Tina Davis

September 19, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Katie Reid.

I will always remember Ms. Reid for her big smile every time I seen her even if it was after years. She would always ask me how I was doing and that alone made me smile. It was obvious that she had a genuine concern and caring heart for others.

I will always remember her as a woman with class, style and grace who truly loved her family and truly loved the Lord.

May the family have a strong heart and hold on to to all the wonderful memories. May the love of Jesus Christ bring both peace and comfort.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina Davis

Millerson Black

September 19, 2021

Joyce Spicer

September 18, 2021

Sending condolences to the family of a beautiful person, who had the most pleasant personality. She was such a lovely lady, she will be missed, when she returned to Albion, I was re-introduced to her after a very long time, she had the same lovely demeanor as always. May God bless the family, especially her mother, as you navigate this time of bereavement. Praying for you! Absent from the body, present with the Lord!!!!!

Kim Burroughs

September 18, 2021

A Beautiful woman she was.. Truly is going to be missed..