Ella Marie Reed was born September 1, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois to the union of the late JB (Sonny) and Ella Reed. Ella accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at True Vine of Holiness M.B. Church under the leadership of Bishop Henderson Hill. Ella was a Junior Nurse, Choir Member, and served on the Pastor’s Aide Ministry.
Ella graduated from Park Manor Elementary School and Chicago Vocational High School. She also attended Kennedy King College. Ella was employed at the
University of Chicago Press for 34 years. She was the Operations Administrator for the Subscription Fulfillment Department.
She was known for her witty tongue, outstanding personality and great sense of humor. Her laugh made others laugh with her and people call her the “Life of the Party”. Her welcoming spirit made her a joy to be around.
She was a second “MOM” to her nieces and nephews and many others.
Ella departed this life on Monday, October 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by both her parents and her oldest sister, Devetta (Tiny) Rogers and her older brother, Jeremiah Reed.
Ella leaves to cherish her memory: 4 Sisters – Mattie, Theresa, Lena, and Tanya; 4 Nephews – Travis (Selena), Antonio, Jerry, and Tyric; 8 Nieces – Sonia, Ursula, Rondria (German), Kilisha, Jessica, Tamika, Tiffany, and Tiara (Shawn); 4 Great-Nephews – Antonio Jr.(Godson), Freddie, Sean and Tristan; 3 Great-Nieces – Helena, Armani, Karina and Carmen; Sister Cousin Devette Haynes and a host of other relatives and friends.
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