OBITUARY

Carol J. Reed

May 3, 1949October 14, 2020

Carol J. Reed, 71 years young, passed peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of October 14, 2020 in Greensboro, North Carolina, under the care of Cone Hospital.

As a child, Carol and her family spent many long summers riding horses on her grandparents’ farm and exploring the outdoors at their cabin on Blue Heron Lake, PA.

Carol met and later married her husband, Bill Herbert Reed, at Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp and Retreat Center in Maryland, while both were serving as camp counselors. She graduated from Kutztown State College of Pennsylvania, received her Masters Degree in Education, and went on to become a beloved media specialist in the Guilford County Schools.

Carol enjoyed raising her two sons, participating with her book clubs, and volunteering at her church, the North Carolina Zoo and the local Greyhound dog rescue, as well as traveling the world with her friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband William Herbert Reed, her parents Charlotte Unangst Schisler and Albert George Schisler, and little sister Patty June Felcin.

Surviving family members are her sister Gail Schisler, son Michael W. (Mary) Reed, son Christopher B. (Sarah) Reed, granddaughter Katelyn E. Reed, grandson Keith C. Reed and extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, Carol would prefer donations to her favorite charities; Greensboro Urban Ministry and the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC.

Her service will take place Saturday, October 17, at 1:00 pm at Sedgefield Presbyterian Church for a brief outdoor service.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

Memories

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Sarah Burger

October 19, 2020

I got to know Carol when she was the Media Specialist at Millis Road Elementary school. She was such a wonderful teacher and person. We shared many years of Book Fairs at Millis Road and she was always working to make sure all children received a book. She was always smiling and willing to help. My children Erika and PJ have wonderful memories of her too. She was full of life and is gone too soon. Sympathies to all her family. She touched many lives and will be missed by anyone who crossed her path.

Jana Hurdt

October 18, 2020

I'm so sorry to heart of Carol's passing. I worked with her at Millis Road Elementary and always enjoyed our chats. She was always such a fan of our Odyssey of the Mind and Battle of the Books teams. I saw her before the holidays last year and she was the same bubbly Carol. I'm so thankful to have had her friendship and support. Prayers for the family she leaves behind.

susan cervin

October 18, 2020

Carol and I were friends since high school. We shared lots of adventures, from trying to contact aliens, on up to our fun at the lake. She has always been my loyal friend and accepted me for who I was. I will sorely miss my dear friend. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Rita Stewart

October 16, 2020

I was fortunate to cross paths with Carol through two bookclubs and beach trips. Carol was fun loving, thoughtful and humorous—her laughter was contagious. She was great at playing games of all sorts and was willing to teach others. She was a sincere, genuine person and a good listener. I extend my thoughts to Carol’s family and friends—she will be missed. Carol would probably appreciate this verse shared at this time: John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Janice Butler

October 16, 2020

Carol and I were friends for 43 years. We met when we moved to Sedgewood Lane. Her Mike had just turned one and my Ian was eight months older. We, along with Carol and Kristen Jordan strolled up and down that street on afternoons and many, many night walks with flashlights. A few years later Chris came along and eight months later my Adam.
There were mountain trips, and lake adventures, cookouts, neighborhood Thanksgiving celebrations, lovely Halloweens complete with hayrides, sledding on that great hill and big wheels flying down that hill and lazy summer afternoons in the Butler grandparents pool.
Good memories of cherished times.
I will always miss you, Carol.
Love and prayers to Gail, Mike and Mary, Chris, Sarah Katelyn and Keith.

Ronald Headen

October 16, 2020

The news that Carol had passed saddened me greatly. I met her when she worked at the Jamestown Public Library. Later she joined the HB Mystery Readers at Hemphill Library. The club loved her participation. We will miss her. I am an animal lover, so we had very nice conversations about them. We offer the family our prayers and condolences. I can only hope that their memories of a wonderful lady will provide some comfort during this time.

Bonnie Hensel

October 16, 2020

There is so much I will miss about Carol. First our rides to volunteer at the zoo together, Carol going her route to the chimpanzees and me heading to the elephants. Most importantly I will miss her BIG smile to greet me at church. Her smile always brightened my day.
Thoughts and prayers to Mike, Chris and Gail.

Leisa Huddleston

October 16, 2020

Carol and I were such good friends. We were Scout mothers together, in a women's tennis group, shared game nights with friends, and had many long walks and talks. She would always identify the beautiful birds we saw. However, our most memorable times were from the backs of horses. We traveled to dude ranches near Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Two years ago we went on a Road Scholar Horsemanship program in the Ozarks. She loved horses and all animals, but especially her three cats. She was a great loyal friend who could always be counted on for help. I will miss her so much. My deepest sympathy goes out to her sons, her sister Gail, and her two grandchildren whom she loved so dearly.

Rita Wingler

October 16, 2020

Carol and I have been friends for many years. We shared a lot of great memories and experiences - book clubs, tennis, horseback riding, game nights, great trips, especially to her beloved Blue Heron Lake house, and her love of all animals. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

David Pickett

October 16, 2020

Growing up I was at the Reed's house as much as I was at my own house. Mrs. Reed was one of the most caring and kindest people I have ever met. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mike, Chris and the entire family.

Love,
David Pickett

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