Dessie Reid

Monday, August 14, 2006

Dessie Helen Reid, 91, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at the Monticello House in Jackson.

She was born March 27, 1915, near Jackson, daughter of Francis M. and Rhada James Statler. She and Allen Reid were married Oct. 28, 1933, in Sikeston. He passed away June 9, 1985.

Dessie had worked for the former International Shoe Company in Jackson for more than 40 years. She was also a longtime member of the New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson.

Survivors include her loving nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Luther J. Statler, and two sisters, Ruby Wilkerson and Elsie Jenkins.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Rice officiating. Interment will follow in the Russell Heights Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Southeast Hospice or New McKendree United Methodist Church.