Charlotte Wilcop Reed, 85

Published 12:36 pm Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Charlotte Wilcop Reed, 85, of Stanford, KY, wife of the late Gene Reed, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 20, 2019 at The Terrace in Berea, KY.

Born on September 24, 1934 in Ottenheim, KY to the late John Wilcop and Nellie Britton Wilcop, Charlotte graduated from Highland High School in Lincoln County and later worked for several years at the Stanford Creamery as secretary. She was a faithful member of the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in the Ottenheim Community and served as Sunday School teacher as long as her health permitted. She was best known for her skills as a wonderful cook, serving many farm hands, young boys and neighbors with love and generosity. There was always room at her table for one more and a genuine invitation to take a seat.

Charlotte is survived by two sons, Jeff Reed (Teresa) of Stanford, KY and Mike Reed (Vickie) of Stanton, KY; one brother, John Wilcop (Margie) of Brodhead, KY; and four grandchildren, Rachel Hurst (Alan) of Lexington, KY; Anna Kinser (Travis) of Stanton, KY; Casey Reed (Kylie) of Highland, KY and Morgan Spurlin (Ethan) of Stanford, KY. She also had four great-grandchildren who were her delight, Ruby Charlotte Reed, Mia Grace Kinser, Iris Katherine Hurst and Rhodes Wallace Reed and several nieces and nephews.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Gene Reed; two sisters, Marcella Davis and Joanne Kirkpatrick.

Funeral services were held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Ottenheim, KY with Rev. Gary King and Rev. Johnny Thompson officiating the service. Burial followed at Highland Methodist Cemetery in Highland, KY.

Active pallbearers were Casey Reed, Mike McGuffey, Doug Casey, Phil Burton, Scott Carrier and Eugene Judge.

Honorary pallbearers were the Women’s Sunday School Class of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Highland Cemetery Fund

101 Pin Oak Dr.

Stanford, KY 40484

Mt. Hebron Building Fund

C/O Patsy Saylor

3280 Ky Hwy 198

Waynesburg, KY 40489