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Anita Sue Reed

June 22, 1942 — November 27, 2018

Anita “Sue” Reed, 76 of Amarillo. Services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, November 30, 2018 in Church of Christ at the Colonies with Dick Marcear officiating. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter Road.

Sue was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma on June 22, 1942 to A.M. and OraLee (Fitzpatrick) Burns. The Angels came to escort Sue to heaven on Tuesday night, November 27, 2018.

Sue, Suzie, Suzie Q… Sissie, Sister, Aunt… Cuz, Cousin, Friend…, Nana, Mom, Wife. The many names of the remarkable, unique, unforgettable lady who was Sue Reed. She was a much loved and cherished sister, who jokingly liked to remind her older and younger sister of all the “burdens and responsibilities” that fell on the middle child! An always-ready travel companion and driving critic for a very special cousin. A supportive and loving wife, mother and grandmother who would do anything for her family. An immaculate homemaker who could clean and organize a home in the blink of an eye. A humorous, great storyteller who loved a good funny story that she could share with her friends. A lover of God, whose gentle, warm and loving light would enfold your whole being whenever you were around her. Our Family misses her so much already, but we are so thankful that God blessed us with our Sweet and Precious Sue and that we have the assurance that we will all be reunited again before too long.

Family members who were welcoming Sue to Heaven was her son, Rickie, her parents, A.M. and OraLee Burns, sister, Gaytha Wright, brothers, Gene Burns and Franklin Burns, brothers in law, Edwin(Cotton) Wright, Dr. Ron Carter, Doug Reed, John Reed, and Thomas Fred Reed and her sister-in law, Jerri Burns.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 55 years, Jack; her daughter, Kim Martin and husband, Dr. Jim Martin, of Amarillo; granddaughters, Megan Hoffmann and husband, Trevor and Morgan Martin, all of Amarillo; sisters, Karen Thompson, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Kathy Carter, of Little Rock, Arkansas; sisters-in-law, Nelma Burns, of Konawa, Oklahoma, Dora Lee Jarvis, and Betty Reed, both of Stinnett, Texas; a very special aunt, Edith Anderson of Wewoka, Oklahoma; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

12:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

LaGrone Blackburn Shaw - Coulter Road

8310 Coulter Street South, Amarillo, TX 79119

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Church of Christ - The Colonies

4500 Wesley Road, Amarillo, TX 79119

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