OBITUARY

Doris Lee Reed

September 17, 1936January 7, 2021
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On January 7, 2021, God in His infinite wisdom deemed it necessary to call from our midst His servant, Doris Lee Gillian Reed, so we bow in humble submission to His will and pause to reflect upon the life, death, and resurrection of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, Mrs. Doris Lee Gillian Reed.

Doris Lee was born on September 17, 1936 in Ironton, Texas to the late Buster and Bessie (Canady) Gillian. She accepted Christ at an early age. Doris would spend her adolescent years in Jacksonville, Texas before moving to Dallas as an early teen with her family. She attended public schools in Jacksonville and Dallas, Texas.

In Dallas is where she met the love of her life, Clarence Edward Reed, whom she married on December 11, 1953. They were married 40 years until the Lord called him home. To this union they were blessed with four girls, Gwendolyn Joyce, Vicki Rochelle, Felicia Renee, and Guashuana Lazette. After the passing of her mother, Doris took in her youngest sister (Ruth Helen).

A proud woman with a vision led her to own/operate, along with husband “Reed’s Beauty Supply,” one of the first in south Dallas. A business that grew to have three locations, one in south Dallas, Pleasant Grove and Oakcliff. Doris was a licensed Texas Realtor, working for Century 21, Remax, Coldwell Bankers and “C” Dallas Realty, specializing on the sale of HUD properties. She also obtained her CDL license. When most women would be rocking grandbabies, she was driving tour buses across the country and then later school buses. She retired after working 14 years for Dallas County Schools.

Doris never let her age touch her. She was vibrant, energetic, independent, free spirited and one who took pride in her appearance. She often surprised us with her youthful and iconic sense of style. She showed her strength as she fought her battle with cancer. She never complained and approached each challenge positively until the end. As the matriarch of the family the love she shared, the lessons taught and the life she lived will never be forgotten. She was a member of True Lee Missionary Baptist Church and also attended St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother; husband Clarence, daughter Gwen; one sister Gloria; four brothers Carvin, Robert Buster (RB), Davis Lee, and Frenchelle. She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters Vicki Reed Cole (Anthony); Felicia Reed Podraza (David); and Guashuana Reed; granddaughters Margeret, Sabina, Temesha, Ieshia, Kionia and Gabriella; great-grandchildren Jordyn, Johnny and King, two sisters Jerline Morning, and Ruth Hellen Smith (Michael), along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

Memories

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Arnita Bowens-Walker

January 14, 2021

Family ~ Praying that God grant you strength and peace always, Aunt Doris will always be remembered as a sweet jewel! She brought calmness wherever she was and always the same. Love endures all and she loved you unconditionally. May her sweet spirit surround you always.
We Love ❤️ you all ~ Cecil, Brenda, Regina and Nita

Dusty/Dian Neal/Stanley

January 12, 2021

Beautiful and elegant Doris will be our remembrance of such a sweet, kind and loving lady. Our prayers and condolences to the Reed/Smith families. May you find strength from God's grace, mercy, and loving arms during this difficult time.

Love,
Dusty and Dian

Arliscia Harris

January 11, 2021

To my cutie aunt Doris, I’m going to miss you so much. Our phone calls and just our way of communicating when were together.

To my family, May God grant us peace & strength to sustain this difficult time. I love you all whole heatedly ♥️

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