Carl Samuel Reid

July 2, 1951May 3, 2019

On Monday, July 2, 1951, Carl Samuel Reid made his entrance into the family of Edna M. and Clarence S. Reid; the third of five children. Carl was a quiet, pensive child when contrasted with his mischievous brother Earl, and his bookish older sister, Beverley. The three would occupy their non-school hours building roads and bridges in the backyard of the home, using construction materials that were readily available from supplies purchased by their father, who was a builder and contractor. The family grew as it welcomed brother Trevor (deceased) and sister Trevolyn. As was customary in Adventist families, Carl joined and was an active member of the Vanguard Pathfinder Club at Kencot Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston. He enjoyed camping, hiking and swimming, as well as the numerous activities of a very active Adventist Youth (then Missionary Volunteer) Society. Carl attended Mico Preparatory and Kingsway High schools before migrating with his two older siblings to Berrien Springs, Michigan where he attended Andrews Academy, graduating in 1970. In 1974, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Fort Walton, Florida. It was during this tour of duty that he received his initial training as a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technician, and simultaneously, honed his skills as a carpenter. He subsequently attended and graduated from the Orlando Vocational Technical School. Carl married Maxine C Brown after the renewal of an acquaintance that had it’s inception in Rollington Town SDA Church. They would move to New York where they together served, he in the building/renovations of: Linden SDA Church (Laurelton, NY), Queens Faith Temple (Springfield Gardens, NY) and Ebenezer SDA Church (Freeport, Long Island, NY). His empathy for the underdog spurred philanthropic endeavors into the homes and lives of the poor, disenfranchised individuals of New York City and on the island of Jamaica. These endeavors included directing the needy to available health care and food and nutrition services. He would organize shipments of necessary food and supplies to the poor in Jamaica. Carl loved children, cooking Jamaican dishes and he displayed an artistic streak as demonstrated in his ceramic/pottery dishes which he proudly displayed around the kitchen. His passion, however, was to one day retire to farming of pimento and bananas. To this end, he purchased several acres in Eastern Jamaica. This dream was however prevented by a prolonged and difficult illness which ended near midnight on Friday, May 3, 2019. On Thursday May 2, Carl called just about everyone he knew; he was in a great mood, and was feeling well and strong. He now awaits the voice of the Almighty God on that “Great Gettin’ Up Morning.” Left to mourn are: Wife: Maxine C Brown Children: Cleonel, Linda, Michelle, Carl Jr., Marquez Grandchildren: Justin, Imani, Kamari, Sariya, Soleil and Carter Mother: Edna M. Reid Siblings: Beverley (Clinton), Earl (Pat), Trevolyn (Ronald) A host of nieces, nephews and friends.


  • Left to mourn are:
    Wife: Maxine C Brown
    Children: Cleonel, Linda, Michelle, Carl Jr., Marquez
    Grandchildren: Justin, Imani, Kamari, Sariya, Soleil and Carter
    Mother: Edna M. Reid
    Siblings: Beverley (Clinton), Earl (Pat), Trevolyn (Ronald)
    A host of nieces, nephews and friends.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, May 20, 2019


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Nesta Dawkins

May 19, 2019

Carl was a dear friend of mine we visited each other homes he was very instrumental in my daughter Angie life I appreciated him very much did not see him for years but the great memory remains rest on peace my friend and brother in Christ love Nesta. My condolences to all family members.

Desiree Sandlin

May 18, 2019

On behalf of the Sandlin family, I would like to express my deepest condolences for the loss of your husband. Our prayers are with you and your entire family. May the Lord continue to keep you and bless you as you endure these trying times.

Desiree, Malorie & Dallas
(Michelle’s best friend and godchildren)

Angie Dawkins

May 18, 2019

Unfortunately, I have not seen or spoken with Uncle Carl for too many years. Yet, I have fond memories of him from childhood in NJ. I am thankful he treated me like a daughter too. For example, he took charge and good care of me when I had my first dental emergency on a holiday. He behaved quick and calmly took me to his Uncle, a dentist, who pulled my tooth out that day. I felt afraid without my mom present, but I remember Uncle Carl's ability to comfort me. My condolences to all of his family, and rest in the utmost peace Uncle. Love, Angie

Francella, Howard, Dave, Peter, & Raquel Webb

May 17, 2019

Well, cousin Max, Thy will be done. Our sincere condolences for your and our loss. Family is everything. "This Thy purpose we cannot see, but all is well that's done by Thee." Stay strong and you already know to call on us for any assistance. One Love, Nurse, Howard, Dave, Peter, & Raquel Webb.

Arthur Jackson

May 15, 2019

Dear Maxine,
My heartfelt prayers go out to you and your family. To aunt Edna, your dear friend Irene (Reens) sends her love and sympathy. Beverley, Earl, and Trevolyn, my heart aches with yours as I too have lost a brother. Carl was a year older than I, and from the early Jamaica days (from Antrim Rd) when I would visit Jamaica for the summer, the memories and the times we were together in NY, space would not allow me to tell. We touched base again after I moved to Florida and he lived in Orlando but we lost touch. Just a few weeks ago my mind began to think about him again, but it was not meant to be. Cape Canaveral is in the same county where I now live, he will now be resting near me. I mourn with you because I miss him, but let us all claim the promise that we will see him again. Carl was a good and faithful servant, it is now his turn to rest until our Life Giver and Friend comes to wake him up to life eternal. What a day of rejoicing that will be!
With all of our love,
Artie, Eunice, Gerald, and Jerome (The Jackson Family)

Claire & Charles Monah

May 14, 2019

Dear Ms. Brown,
Claire & I would like to take this opportunity to express our sympathy and profound condolences to you and family on the transition of your beloved husband, Mr. Carl Reid.
Although there is nothing that I nor anyone can say that will grant you instant comfort and an understanding of Mr. Reid's untimely departure but please know you are in our constant and fervent prayers.
Let us also remember that all life is Energy, It is Neither Created nor Destroyed but Transforms Into New Expressions of Itself. The precious memories and thoughts of Carl shared by yourself and everyone who loved and cherished him is still alive, and his spirit therefore lives on.
May he rest in eternal and everlasting peace amongst the Ancestors.
Claire & Charles Monah

Jasmin Wildman

May 12, 2019

Hi Maxine:
Carl and you (Maxine) are very dear to my family. We love you very much. God used you to help us grow. Carl was ever calling and checking on us even on his sick bed. A dear friend indeed. You have a special place in our hearts. It is our hope that we will see Carl again when Jesus comes the second time; where he will rise up to meet Him in the air. (1 Thessalonians 4:17). May the Lord bless you and keep you richly. May He meet all you needs in the days ahead. For Jesus Sake. Amen

Jasmin, Carlyle, Richie and Carlomi Wildman

AnnaRose McGill

May 12, 2019

Hi Max, our deepest and sincere sympathies! We love you and are praying for you all! Aunt Gloria sends her condolences as well! God bless!

Lorna Lewis

May 12, 2019

Carl was beloved by all of us at Kencot SDA. He would pile us all in his car to go get fish and bammy at Port Royal after Sabbath . He was always supportive of the less fortunate , kind and generous of spirit . Trevolyn , Earl, Beverly and Ms Edna , I send my deepest sympathy to you. His memory is a blessing to us all.

Lorna lewis

Donald Morgan

May 12, 2019

My deepest sympathies brother Earl, may you find peace and love going forward.