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“My heartfelt condolences for your loss.May prayer help strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.(1 Thessalonians 5:17). ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the family. I knew Carolyn thru Biloxi Hi and then met her briefly here in Hattiesburg yrs. ago. Sweet lady! Sylvia Birdrow White ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sylvia A. White - Hattiesburg, MS

“Carolyn was the sweetest lady I have ever known. Never an unkind word about anyone. Loved her children and grands with all her I am blessed to have...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Dement - Sumrall, MS

“My sincere condolences to Eric and family from Aunt Pat. I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. She is in a peaceful place now. Be strong...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Patricia Conrad - New Orleans, LA

“Carolyn was such a nice person to work with. She did her job and was helpful when things had to be adjusted with my schedule. I have fond memories of...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Bowman - Petal, MS - Coworker

“Carolyn was one of a kind and dear friend to me for many years. She will be missed greatly but forever and fondly remembered. She always thought of...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Melissa Sparks - Purvis, MS

“Mrs. Carolyn was one of the kindest people I've ever met. Every time I saw her she had a smile on her face. She will be missed and fondly remembered. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Chelsea McKean - Covington, LA

“I only knew Mrs. Reed for a relatively short time, but she was definitely one of the sweetest women I've ever met. She was pleasant as could be, all...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jessica Faucheaux - Lacombe, LA

Carolyn Ann Reed, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at North Oaks Medical Center at the age of 75. She was born on August 5, 1942, in Husser, Louisiana the daughter of the late Elmer Otis Fortenberry and the late Isyl Etheline Ferrin Fortenberry. Carolyn earned a Master's Degree from the University of Mississippi, and worked as a librarian there until she retired.

Carolyn is survived by her son, James Eric Reed (Yayoi); daughter, Jessica Johnson (Mark); grandchildren, Sayaka Reed, Jade Dement, Brayson Johnson, Phoenix Reed, and Landon Johnson; sisters, Lanell Bruhl and Dell Barkurn (Norman); and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, James Daws Reed; and brothers, E.O. Fortenberry Jr., Pat Fortenberry, and J.E. Fortenberry.

Friends and relatives will be received on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1503 Pecan St, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, from 1:00 pm until the Memorial Service begins at 2:30 pm.

Interment will follow in New Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery in Husser, Louisiana.

Flowers are welcome, and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Carolyn Reed's name to 3 Price Ln Sumrall, MS 39482 to assist the family with the various expenses they will encounter.

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New Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery

Husser, LA