Bonnie Lee Reed, 64, of Weaverville, NC, died at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC on August 1, 2016 surrounded by her family after courageously fighting leukemia.
Bonnie was born to Ward Benjamin Smith and June Doris Hollar in Roslyn, NY on November 12,1951. She was very creative and enjoyed crafts such as sewing, needlepoint, and crocheting. Her husband Ken, of 46 years, made many special memories together camping all over the east coast and going on cruises together. Bonnie was selfless of her time and talents by giving back to her community as she volunteered so many hours as a girl scout leader, teacher’s aide, and death support volunteer. She was also actively involved with a Women’s Sorority, Beta Sigma Phi where she was a life-time member.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Ken Reed Sr. of Weaverville, NC; son, Ken Reed Jr. (Michelle) of New Port Richey, FL; daughter, Roslyn Carney of Alexander, NC (J.P.); grandson (whom Bonnie loved to ‘the moon and back’), “Reed” Carney; her mother, June Smith of Hudson, Fl; and brothers, Ward Smith of Chatsworth, GA and Wayne Smith of New Port Richey, FL. and what Bonnie and Ken considered extended family, their neighbors of many years. Bonnie is predeceased by her father Ward “Smitty” Smith.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date with family and close friends.
The Reed family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select obituaries.