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St. Dominic Catholic Church
Friday November 5th, 2021

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St. Dominic Catholic Church
Friday November 5th, 2021

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Mary Elizabeth Reed

Mary Elizabeth Pierson Reed, 87 of Kingsport, died Sunday, October 31, 2021 at her residence in Kingsport. She was born 1933 in Liverpool, England, moved to America and came to Tennessee as a newlywed in 1954, raising a family, working, and owning several businesses even becoming a US citizen. It was a life well lived.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, John Reed, 2007; brother, Anthony Pierson, 1996; mother, Beatrice Abbott Pierson, 1980 and father, Samuel Pierson, 1978.

Those left to cherish her memory; daughter, Carolyn Moncier and husband Hal; daughter, Jayne Bishop; son, Michael Reed and wife Linda; grandsons, Travis Bishop and wife Samantha; Christopher Bishop and wife Kira; Reed Moncier; and great-granddaughter, Annastyn Bishop.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church with Father Emmanuel Massawe officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Dominic’s Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2517 N. John B. Dennis, Kingsport, TN 37660, 423-288-8101 or Sullivan County Humane Society/Kingsport Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 992, Kingsport, TN 37662, 423-247-1671.

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I had the pleasure a few years ago of talking & meeting Mary! She talked about her times in England! She was so happy to come to America! God bless her and her family!

Mary Ann Wright Dec 7 2021 6:54 PM

So sorry to hear the passing of Aunt Mary, she was a very sweet lady we always loved to visit with her and Uncle John. God bless you all .The Curran family.

Linda Curran Nov 6 2021 10:57 AM

So sad I wont be able to speak with Mary on the phone from England as planned,my dear friend for over 60 years. God Bless R.I.P. Our Sincere Sympathy to all her loving family. From Judy and George and Family. x x x

Mrs Judith Masey Nov 5 2021 2:03 PM

Mary was a beautiful person inside and out. She was my cosmetology teacher in 1973 and taught me so much. I saw her throughout the years and became her Lancome customer at Belks. I am sending my deepest sympathy to her family. She is now in a beautiful place

Marty Cloninger Nov 5 2021 10:38 AM

Mary Reed was a wonderful woman who will be missed! She was always upbeat, and fun. I knew Mary through her daughter Carolyn, who shares her amazing ability to put everyone at their ease.
Eternal rest Mary, may God hold you close until we are all together again...and may God's love shine on all the Reed family.

Hilda Nov 3 2021 12:07 PM

To the Reed Family:
Our hearts were saddened upon Mary's death. She was a wonderful friend and fellow church goer who sat next to us every Sunday. We will miss her. I will miss our walks, talks, and sharing of tea and cookies. She was a true friend and our hearts will never be the same. Our family was blessed for having known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Margaret and Matthew Tolbert Nov 2 2021 3:25 PM

To the Reed family,
My parents Wayne and Judy Seal were Mary's neighbors at Pinebrook. I got to know her as their friendship grew. She was such a beautiful, sweet and kind person. She always appreciated anything we did for her. We shared a love of cats and her cats were her joy. We all missed her when she moved. Our family sends our love, support and prayers during this difficult time.

The Seal Family & Kristy Goins Nov 2 2021 10:31 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Reed

Donna Williams Nov 2 2021 6:46 AM

To the Reed family,
My family lives on Ridgeview Street, right next to your mom and dad. They were the epitome of good neighbors and we loved them dearly! Your mom and I shared many wonderful conversations during their time in the neighborhood. I missed your mom so much when she moved and tried to keep up with her as much as possible. Please accept our sincere condolences on her passing. The world has lost a wonderful soul.

Karen Baker Nov 1 2021 9:18 PM

With our deepest condolences.- The staff of Hamlett-Dobson

Hamlett-Dobson Nov 1 2021 4:21 PM