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Joe Lucious Reid, 91, of N. Oakwood Street, Gastonia, North Carolina was born March 6, 1926 and departed this life Friday, September 1, 2017 at Belaire Health Care in Gastonia, North Carolina.  He was the son of the late Alonzo "Mr. Son" and Mary "Miss. Babe" Pressley Reid.

He is survived by his wife Nellie Reid of the home.  His spirit lives on in his son, Cearcil Reid of Gastonia, NC and two daughters, Linda Kelly of New Orleans and Carol Reid of Gastonia, NC.  He is also surived by two stepsons, Terry and David Berry of Morganton, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, one sister, Connie Burnette of Lowell, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and those who looked up to him as a father figure, confidante, mentor, and friend, all of whom he cherished dearly. 

Funeral Arrangement

St. Stephens A.M.E. Zion Church
201 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, N.C.   28052

Saturday, September 9, 2017 @ 12:00 Noon

The family will receive friends at the church for on hour prior to funeral.
(11:00 until 12:00 Noon)

Gaston Memorial Park
1200 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, N.C. 28054

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  • Friday, September 01, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Saturday, September 02, 2017
    I want to extend my regrets over your loss. Death is not easy to deal with. The bible gives us hope and comfort in times such as these. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more.
    ~ Lisa L
  • Saturday, September 02, 2017
    So very sorry for your loss. Death is so hard to deal with. The bible does provide us with comfort and hope. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more.
    ~ Lisa L
  • Friday, September 08, 2017
    Joe was a member our class of 1955 and my good friend. The entire class of '55 is in sympathy with the Reid family. May God keep each of you in strong arms. Ervin N. Fewell
    ~ Ervin N. Fewell   Columbia, SC
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    Our deepest sympathies on your loss. May you find strength from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez