October 19, 1954 - November 4, 2021
REED, Rebecca “Lee”, age 67, of Centerville and formerly of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021. She was born October 19, 1954 to Edwin E. Butler and Rebecca Ruth “Becky” Parish in San Antonio. Lee attended Southern Methodist University where she majored in art, with a concentration on ceramics. She later married her high school sweetheart, Brian, and they moved to various places across the United States during his 30 year military career. She was a member of the Centerville Grace Church. Intelligent, articulate, kind and caring, Lee showed Godly wisdom and grace in every aspect of her life. She could converse easily regarding politics, theology, or history. She was a true artist. Her past skill in ceramics enabled her to turn a lump of lifeless clay into a beautiful living 3-D work of art. Her attention to detail, seeing the beauty in all things made her especially enjoy the Christmas season. She always knew exactly where to place each ornament on the tree, making it a marvelous work of art to delight all who saw it. In addition she was an extraordinary mother to her daughter, Annie. When doctors told her that there were going to be things that would never be possible for Annie, she devoted the fullest extent of her love, talent, and determination enabling Annie to do so much more in life than they thought possible. She was a dedicated advocate, a patient teacher, a loving caregiver, and so many more things to her family. Most people see only the most basic colors in the world, but Lee’s vision of the world seemed infinite in its marvelous shades of colors and she wanted to share that with everyone around her. Her love for her husband was steadfast, enduring, and rich beyond measure. They laughed and wept, loved and carried on a romance that withstood the test of time for 42 years of marriage. Ultimately, it was her profound love of her Savior Jesus Christ that lay at the very center of her life, her deep genuine personal relationship with Him the source of her strength, courage, love, and beauty of spirit which she demonstrated to the very end of her life. She is proceeded in death by her son Carmel Azel Reed and her parents Ed Butler and Rebecca Ruth “Becky” Parish. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Dr. Brian Hadley Reed; one daughter Rebecca Ann “Annie” Reed; stepfather Bob Parish; and two brothers-in-law Marshall Carl (Penny) Reed and Thomas Marvin Reed. Private family services. Internment will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home in Waynesville is serving the family. If desired, contributions may be made to a supplemental needs trust for Annie. Please make checks payable to Brian Reed and indicate the trust in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 616, Waynesville, Ohio 45068. Condolences at www.stubbsconner.com.
REED, Rebecca “Lee”, age 67, of Centerville and formerly of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021. She was born October 19, 1954 to Edwin E. Butler and Rebecca Ruth “Becky” Parish in San Antonio. Lee... View Obituary & Service Information
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