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Joan Elizabeth Reid

August 29, 1941April 18, 2021
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Joan Elizabeth Reid was born on August 29, 1941 and passed away on April 18, 2021 and is under the care of Murphy Funeral Homes.

Visitation will be held on April 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Murphy Funeral Homes, 4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. Funeral Service will be held on April 26, 2021 at 10:00 am at Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln, Arlington, VA. Graveside Service will be held on April 26, 2021 at 11:30 am at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021


Joan Elizabeth Reid

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Darla Bobo

April 22, 2021

Chris and Lisa,
I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.

I don’t know if your mother realized what an iconic woman of her times, she was. I believe in her humility she was just doing what needed to be done. She balanced a career, loving home, and family with the highest of standard and success.

I always had great respect for her, she carried herself with authority while remaining graceful, polite and kind.

She is back in Preston’s embrace, what a beautiful marriage they had. My clearest memories of them are laughing, hugging and smiling while tending to chores in the kitchen together.

I know you will find peace in your memories. There are so many beautiful ones to choose from. Smile and cry……. cry some more……. then smile some more……

Love you both,
Darla Bobo

Gary Ragland

April 22, 2021

Chris, Lisa
Your mom made the best lasagna. I asked her once for the recipe and she told me she didn’t have one. She put a little bit of this and a little bit of that in until it tasted right.
Her and Preston were always good to me. I always wondered why they were strict on Chris, but now I know why. 😀
She always had the perfect Xmas tree. I wished I’d been there to see her reaction when one your uncles feel into it.
I also remember the plastic covering on the furniture. I thought it was kinda strange but after having kids of my own, I totally understand now.
I always enjoyed visiting your mom when I came home on leave or vacation. She always made me feel welcomed.
I loved her and I’ll miss her.
You two are in my thoughts and I’m here for you if you need me.

Barbara Lamos

April 21, 2021

Lisa and Chris / so sorry for your loss. I hope there is a measure of solace knowing she is not suffering. Sending Love to you

George Ruffino

April 21, 2021

Lisa and Chris
I was so, so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing this is a sad day for all.
Prayers go out to you, your family and friends.