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Ruth Levonia Reed


Sunrise: June 28, 1933

Sunset: June 19, 2020

Ruth Levonia Kinchen Reed was born to Victoria Blair Kinchen and Willie Kinchen on June 28,1933.in Brunswick County, Lawrenceville, Virginia. She attended Brooks Elementary School St. Paul High School and Norfolk State.

She also attended Valise Beauty College where she became an instructor and beauty operator for thirty-seven years. Ruth was a member of Antioch Baptist Church for fifty plus
years during this time she served on the Missionary Boar, Beautification Ministry, Visitor and Hostess Ministry. She was also a former member of Norfolk Temple One-a and prayer band at Franklin Arms.

She was preceded in death by a loving mother, Ella Victoria Kinchen and Father Willie Kinchen and a grandson Freddie Lee known as little Fred.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Elsie Thomas (Alvin); son, Fred E. Clary Jr; five grandchildren, Lavonia Singleton-Horton (Greg), Antoine Hoggard, Emanuel Thomas, Star Clary, Creshetta; Laquoia Singleton, Christopher, Quincy, Fred Shawn and star; six great grandchildren; three special cousins, Mary Graves, Rebecca Legget, and Mable Wynn; special friends, Marion Palmer, Barbara and bobby Black, Felix and Liz Sivells.

Viewing Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Theodora says

    Sending you heartfelt condolences on the home going of your mother. May she rest in eternal peace.

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    Keejafee outlaw says

    Praying Gods Strength Upon The Entire Family????????????❤️❤️❤️

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    Calvin Studivant says

    I know the pain you are feeling, as someone who has lost a mother, just know that the memories of her strength will get you thru this. May God continue with his Blessings in abundance to you and your family

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    Gail Black says

    Sending prayers for comfort and strength. Your mother will be missed. She was a dear friend to my Aunt, Mrs Thomas who lives in apt 134. Always so kind when ever I talking to her. Sorry for your loss,

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    DERRELL RICKS says

    To the family sorry for your loss god bless

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    PATRICIA LITTLE says

    We are sorry for your loss. My condolences and my heart goes out to you and the family. She will be missed. Love Louis and Addie Singleton. We love you and are here for you in your time of need.

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    Rebecca says

    Elsie and Fred,
    We were heartbroken to hear of the passing of Cousin Ruth. She meant so much to all of us. We share in your sorrow. Praying that God will comfort and sustain you during this time of sadness.

    Rebecca, Barbara, Ivy, Lance Jr., Steve, Art, Pam, Princess, Jackie, Garfield, and all your cousins in Newport News and Hampton

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    Karen Welch says

    My condolences to Elsie and Fred for your lost. God bless you and God will comfort you .

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    Elder May Jones says

    To Elsie, Fred and the entire family of my Dear Friend Mother Ruth Reed, I will keep you lifted up in prayer. Jesus loves you and I do to.

    “Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thes 3:16

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      Marilyn Mack says

      Elise and Fred my heart is hurting along with you and your family. Your mom was just like a mom to me as well. My family sends you our deepest condolences from Jerry Bryant, Rebecca William . We love you and will keep you in our prayers

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    Deacon Todd Davis says

    To the Dear Family of Mother Ruth Reed, I pray the love of God keeps you and helps you in this time of grieving. I truly thank God to have known this awesome Woman of God and for the worship and fellowship we have shared for over 16 years. To God Be the Glory.

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    Wanda says

    To the family of Ruth Reed so sorry for your loss I have been knowing Ms.Reed for some years she was a sweet lady and I will miss our wonderful conversation I loved talking to her . R.I.P my friend first and also a patient Praying for her family !

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