Retha Irene Reedy

Retha Irene Reedy

Monday, March 7th, 1921 - Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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RETHA IRENE REEDY, age 98 years of Bel Air, MD died at 1:20 pm on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. She was the wife of 60 years to Roger Ford Reedy who died on April 17, 2003.

Mrs. Reedy was born in Volney, Grayson County, VA on March 7, 1921, a daughter of the late Manuel and Clara (Perkins) Huffman. She moved to Maryland in 1938 and during World War II worked at Edgewood Arsenal placing charges in grenades. Mrs. Reedy later worked in the hardware department at Woolworth’s on Main Street in Bel Air and in the cafeterias of Dublin Elementary, Forest Hill Elementary and John Carroll.
She was a member of Franklin Baptist Church, Darlington since the mid 1940’s where in her younger years she worked with her late husband as sponsors for the teens. They would open their home for several youth activities and supplied transportation to events. During special church services, they would host many visiting ministers and provide meals and overnight lodging.
Mrs. Reedy truly loved family and friends coming to visit and her home was always open to them. Of course, she had to feed everyone who stopped by. Her most cherished and greatly anticipated times were spent with her granddaughter and great grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
Her hobbies included refinishing furniture, cooking, canning and providing love and meals to her family.

Mrs. Reedy is survived by,
One daughter: Sherry L. Henry and her husband, Gary of Bel Air, MD
Granddaughter: Beth Bueche and her husband, Rob of Fawn Grove, PA
Great grandchildren: Paige, Kate and Blake Bueche
She is also survived by several nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters; Rebecca E. Blackburn and Reba H. Sage

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 11 am at the Franklin Baptist Church, 2106 Franklin Church Rd., Darlington, MD 21034

Officiating will be her pastor, Reverend Sean Kelly and her former pastor, Reverend Rick Wilson

Interment will be in Bel Air Memorial Gardens

The viewings will be held at the church on Monday, March 9 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the church at the above address or to Harford Christian School, 1736 Whiteford Rd., Darlington, MD 21034 would be appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday, March 9th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Franklin Baptist Church
    2106 Franklin Church Road
    DARLINGTON, MD 21034
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, March 9th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Franklin Baptist Church
    2106 Franklin Church Road
    DARLINGTON, MD 21034
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Franklin Baptist Church
    2106 Franklin Church Road
    DARLINGTON, MD 21034
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Bel Air Memorial Gardens
    809 Rock Spring Road
    BEL AIR, MD 21014
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Private Condolence

Shelby Bechtler

Posted at 10:35pm
Sweet, Ms. Retha, was a dear precious woman. She didn't miss church on Sunday morning, Sunday nights or Wednesday evenings. She had her favorite spot to sit and she started smiling when she saw someone coming to greet her. She would squeeze your hand and give hugs and always invited you to stop by and visit her. She is resting in the arms of Jesus, I have no doubt. She was cared for by her daughter, Sherry, for many years and if she was in the hospital, Sherry, never left her side. She loved her family with all her heart and they felt the same about her. I am honored to say she was my friend. Her address has changed. RIP sweetheart.

Amy Blackburn

Posted at 12:58pm
Going by your house and knowing I could just come in, is something I'll miss deeply. Walking in to Franklin Baptist Church will never be the same. I'm glad for every time I got to sit next to you on Sunday mornings. You were certainly one of a kind. I'll miss your smile, your quick wit, and your love. Love you Aunt Retha

Marc Eaton

Posted at 08:33pm
Welcome home Retha, my life was so blessed with you in it. I miss singing around the piano with the boys and having you with us as we learned new songs. You just never would let us get a drummer. Till I see you again, enjoy the many reunions.

Vicki Sexton

Posted at 06:05pm
Retha is someone I have known my entire 64 years. She told me long before my hubby and I started dating, that he was the guy I should marry. Well after almost 43 year of marriage, she was right. She was a precious lady.

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