Clara Elizabeth Campbell Reed



Sumter, SC…Clara Elizabeth Campbell Reed, age 84, beloved wife of the late David Kenneth Reed, died on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at her residence.

Born in Swords Creek, VA, she was the daughter of the late Hobson Campbell and Lola Mae Jamison Campbell. Affectionately known by her family as “Missy”, she was a wonderful mother and grandmother and welcomed everyone equally into her home. She was a wonderful companion to her late husband for over fifty years traveling with him and the military enjoying all the benefits of visiting and living abroad. Clara was a gifted quilter and loved to share her gifts and talents with others. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Surviving are: one son, John David Reed and his wife Dawn of Lynchburg, VA; one daughter, Margaret Reed Edwards of Sumter; one brother, Harry R. Campbell and his wife of Francis of Woodbridge, VA; four grandchildren, William Reed, Kelsey Reed, McKinley Edwards and Harrison Edwards; a former son-in-law, Tracy Edwards; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Guy Campbell, Ralph Campbell, and Millard Campbell; and two sisters, Dorothy Lucas and Helen Miser.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Snelgrove officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Palliative Care and Amedisys Hospice for their care and compassion shown to Mrs. Reed.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839, Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-03101 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.