Joyce E. Reed
Mrs. Joyce E. Reed, age 71, of New Castle, DE, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at her home.
A native Delawarean, Mrs. Reed was born in Summit Bridge on October 28, 1938, daughter of the late George Stanley Wright, Sr. and Buelah Elizabeth Taylor Wright. She was a 1956 graduate of Middletown High School, where she excelled in both typing and shorthand, and would go on to a long career as a professional secretary. Early in her career, she was employed in the engineering department of International Latex in Dover and later accepted a position in AG Hall at the University of Delaware. She retired as the secretary to the assistant superintendent of the Colonial School District in 1995 after 29 years of service to the State of Delaware.
Mrs. Reed was a longtime, active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle. In her leisure hours, she greatly enjoyed traveling, particularly to the Carolinas, Alaska, and Florida. Most of all, she delighted in spending time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren who meant the world to her.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Walter R. Reed, Jr.; daughter, Alison E. Duff and husband, Charles, of Townsend; brothers, Edwin Wright of Rehoboth Beach and Col. Lewis Wright of Fairfax, VA; grandchildren, Chaz Duff and Sarah Duff; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George S. Wright, Jr.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, October 18, 2010, at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 E. Basin Road, New Castle, 19720, where visitation will begin at 9 am. Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Reed may be made to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Rd., Ste. 102, Newark, DE 19702 or to Asbury United Methodist Church at the address above.
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