Edna Reid

Edna Catherine Reid (Law)

Sunday, October 6th, 1940 - Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Edna Catherine Law Reid, 79, of Salem went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning after a brief illness. She was born in Hot Springs, Virginia and retired from the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Salem and an avid University of Virginia fan.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, James and Virgie Law, and her husband of nearly 40 years, John Sylvester Reid, Jr.

Surviving are three children: Jeffrey Reid, of Moneta, Renee Thomas, of Moneta and husband Ricky, and Vance Reid of Salem; six grandchildren, Brittany Reid of Roanoke, Braden Reid of Alexandria, Luke Reid of Salem, Alaina Thomas of Moneta, Joshua Thomas and daughter-in-law Makayla Thomas of Callaway; and Elissa Crosby of Salem. Her great-granddaughter, Olivia Claire Thomas also survives.

The family would like to thank Richfield Living for their love and support over the years and have asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to her second family, the Knollwood assisted living community, to be used for general needs. Make checks out Richfield, c/o Edna Reid Memory Fund, 3615 West Main St., Salem, VA, 24153.

In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, funeral services for Ms. Reid will be live fed via the internet on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 2 p.m. The link is below.

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  • Service

    Friday, March 27th, 2020 |
    Friday, March 27th, 2020
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Kingery, Gary
  • Interment

    Friday, March 27th, 2020 |
    Friday, March 27th, 2020
    Cedar Lawn Memorial Park
    5070 Cove Rd NW
    Roanoke, VA 24017
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Linda Ives

Posted at 10:42am
The Thornhill family sends our deepest
sympathy to all of the family. We are keeping
you all in thoughts and prayers.
Lorraine, Eddie, Suzanne, Linda & Steve

Tommy and Anita Hall

Posted at 09:29pm
I met Edna at Richfield during the time my brother Charles Hall was living there. Charles and Edna spent a good deal of time going out to eat most every day for lunch and watching Hee Haw on Sunday nights. Edna was such a sweet lady and was a good companion for my brother. Edna loved her family and I was privileged to meet her daughter Renee as she came to visit her mother every week. While she was there she did Edna's grocery shopping and her laundry. Renee was really good to he mother and spent a lot of her spare time doing things for her mother. I thought a lot of Edna and will miss talking to her from time to time and visiting with her when I come to Salem. Rest in peace sweet Edna!


Posted at 03:05pm
Edna was my next-door neighbor at Knollwood. Several months ago, I heard someone yell on our floor. I went out in the hall to see if someone needed help. Edna came out of her apartment, all smiles. She said "My team won!" I joked with her later and told her I wouldn't call the rescue squad next time I heard her yell. One night after last Christma,s Edna came into the "puzzle room" wearing flannel pajamas that she said were a Christmas gift. She hadn't been feeling well, and, of course, none of us told management about her dress-code violation. If I happened to open my door when she was walking by she would smile and say "beep, beep." Sometimes when I went down to get my mail in the evening. Edna would be setting in the lobby and ask me if I would help her work a puzzle. We had fun doing that together. I miss her. Praying that God will comfort her family, whom she loved so much.

Posted at 03:04pm
I am going to miss my little friend SO much. I was attempting to call her - to come downstairs for our daily chat. Dessie (our manager) answered the phone and asked if I could call back as she was with Edna. I immediately felt troubled as Edna usually answered her phone. Went downstairs to wait - before calling again. Within 2 minutes - an ambulance arrived.
Panic immediately hit....but had to wait. A few minutes later - Rescue Squad came down.....with Edna on the stretcher. I stood in the doorway - to say something to her....... She slightly waved her hand at me......and was through the door before I could say anything Little did I know - it would be my last time seeing my little friend. I am in shock - as we all are. It is SO hard to believe we will never chat again......or "our favorite pass time"......going out to eat ~ which was usually 2-3 times per week.
I will miss her soft chuckle at something funny........or even the way she simply turned her head to the side and smiled - if something risque were said. NO ONE - but NO ONE....can replace a friend that has touched your heart.
I KNOW Edna was a Christian......I now feel like her little feet are straight for the first tine.....and know she is with Johnny - the love of her life. . My deepest sympathies to her family..........Please know - she was deeply loved by ALL.

Nadia King

Posted at 11:36am
I've known Edna from way back when she came to Richfield, and we became good friends. I know that she loved our Lord Jesus and l have peace in my heart that she is with Him. She was just a beautiful, kind person.....missing you, my friend, but l will see you again

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