ELIZABETHTON- Grace Reed, 80, went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Franklin Woods Hospital.
She was a loving Pastor’s wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her children with all her heart. Mrs. Reed was of the Pentecostal faith and was well known for her southern gospel singing. She traveled everywhere with her husband singing and spreading the gospel.
She was preceded in death by her son; Paul Wesley Reed; parents, Harmon and Bonnie Grace Presnell; 2 sisters, Helen Sue Jenkins and Hazel Lambert; 2 brothers, Paul Presnell and Sherrill Presnell.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Evangelist Phil Reed; 7 children, Roy Reed and wife Cindy, Donna Reed, Mark Reed, Grace Ann White and husband Scott, Geneva Carriger and husband Gerald, Daniel Reed, James Reed and wife Shelby; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brother, Billy Presnell; several nieces and nephews.
The going home celebration will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 11, 2018 in the East chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Pastor G.B. Garland and Evangelist Johnny Persinger officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until the service hour.
Graveside services will follow at McCarty cemetery, Jonesborough. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.