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Celebrating the life of
Morton Lee Reed Jr.
November 19, 1923 - December 18, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 10:00am - Monday, January 07, 2019
  • Isle of Hope United Methodist Church
  • 412 Parkersburg Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

I was saddened to learn of Mort's recent passing. We were all Friday night "buddies" at the Elks for dinner, and we played bridge together on many occasions, especially New Year's Eve. I have great memories of both your Dad and Mom and pictures of us all doing fun things, like cruising on Carnival. So glad I did get to see him and have lunch a few years back. Please be sure to let me know the date for the memorial service at St. Marks. My prayers are with you during these sad times. Joan Kirby

Joan Kirby, Easton, Maryland

To the family of Morton Lee Reed Jr. So sorry to hear about the loss of your love one , since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind it's very painful to deal with but please read the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for us all at (Revelation 21:3&4 ). My thaughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Dorothy., Dacula,Ga ,

To the family of Morton Lee Reed Jr. So sorry to hear about the loss of your love one , since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind it's very painful to deal with but please read the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for us all at (Revelation 21:3&4 ). My thaughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Dorothy., Dacula,Ga ,

Jim, Cindy and Reed Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers with your loss. He is in the hands of God now and will always be with you. He is at peace now. Love to all.

Michelle Gannon, Federalsburg, MD

May God provide what the friends and family of Mr. Reed, Jr. need during this difficult time, and may they find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and that "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). In fact, God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) We can also rest assured that, "the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials" will help us endure until he brings about these promises. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

Paulaina, , CT

I noticed Mr.Reed has a large family that will really miss him. I did not know him, but I know how awful death can be. Losing someone you love is like a sting. It really hurts. I wanted to just share a scripture that comforts me. 1Corinthians 15:26.

Denise, Charleston, Sc

My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again as brought out in the Bible at John:28,29 this scripture will give the family comfort and strength, again I am sorry for your your loss. For more information on what happens to our love ones at www.jw.org to answer any questions you may have.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

SAVANNAH, GA – MORTON LEE REED, JR., 95, died December 18, 2018 at Azalealand Nursing Home.  His daughter, Barbara, was by his side.

Mort was born November 19, 1923 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He graduated from Ottawa High School and attended Grand Rapids Junior College before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1943.  In the Navy, he served as Sonarman First Class aboard the destroyer escort USS Slater (DE766), which participated in many convoys in the North Atlantic and Pacific during World War II.

In July,1944, while the Slater was in port in Boston, MA, Mort took a train to Grand Rapids where he married the love of his life, Marylyn Susanne Vollette.  Mort and Marylyn were married for 69 years until her passing in 2013.  In addition to Marylyn, Mort was predeceased by his parents Dorthea Newhall Reed and Morton Lee Reed, Sr., the latter of whom was born on the family farm at Reed’s Lake in East Grand Rapids, MI.

After completing his Navy service, Mort worked for Consumers Power Company and later Cutler-Hammer, which, in 1961, took Mort, Marylyn and their four children to Rockville, MD where they lived for 27 years.  Mort retired from Branch Electric (Rexell) in 1988.  Mort and Marylyn retired to Easton, MD.  In 2012, they relocated to Savannah, GA to live with their daughter.

Mort was an avid bridge player and was known to enjoy a poker game or two.  He enjoyed doing things for other people, most notably serving as a volunteer fireman in Grand Rapids and playing an instrumental role in the creation of the Hungerford Stoneridge Swim Club in Rockville.  Additionally, he held leadership roles in Isaak Walton League, St. Marks United Methodist Church, and the St. Michaels (MD) Maritime Museum.  Mort was always willing to lend a capable hand and made many friends along the way.  But his greatest joy was in his family, which includes Jim (Cindy) of Oxford, MD, Barbara (Mike) Wilson of Savannah, GA, Bob (Barb) of Cape Coral, FL, and Rick (Bridget) of Annapolis, MD, as well as seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Morningside, Azalealand and Hospice of Savannah for their care.

A memorial service will be held on January 7, 2019 at 10:00, family visitation to follow, at Isle of Hope Methodist Church in Savannah.  A second memorial service will be held at St. Marks United Methodist Church in Easton, MD in the Spring.  Interment will be at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery – Eastern Shore in Hurlock, MD.

Please visit Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors website for full obituary information and please sign our online guest book.

Remembrances: Isle of Hope UMC, St. Marks UMC, Hospice of Savannah, https://www.ussslater.org

 

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I was saddened to learn of Mort's recent passing. We were all Friday night "buddies" at the Elks for dinner, and we played bridge together on many occasions, especially New Year's Eve. I have great memories of both your Dad and Mom and pictures of us all doing fun things, like cruising on Carnival. So glad I did get to see him and have lunch a few years back. Please be sure to let me know the date for the memorial service at St. Marks. My prayers are with you during these sad times. Joan Kirby

Joan Kirby, Easton, Maryland

To the family of Morton Lee Reed Jr. So sorry to hear about the loss of your love one , since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind it's very painful to deal with but please read the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for us all at (Revelation 21:3&4 ). My thaughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Dorothy., Dacula,Ga ,

To the family of Morton Lee Reed Jr. So sorry to hear about the loss of your love one , since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind it's very painful to deal with but please read the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for us all at (Revelation 21:3&4 ). My thaughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Dorothy., Dacula,Ga ,

Jim, Cindy and Reed Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers with your loss. He is in the hands of God now and will always be with you. He is at peace now. Love to all.

Michelle Gannon, Federalsburg, MD

May God provide what the friends and family of Mr. Reed, Jr. need during this difficult time, and may they find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and that "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). In fact, God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) We can also rest assured that, "the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials" will help us endure until he brings about these promises. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

Paulaina, , CT

I noticed Mr.Reed has a large family that will really miss him. I did not know him, but I know how awful death can be. Losing someone you love is like a sting. It really hurts. I wanted to just share a scripture that comforts me. 1Corinthians 15:26.

Denise, Charleston, Sc

My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again as brought out in the Bible at John:28,29 this scripture will give the family comfort and strength, again I am sorry for your your loss. For more information on what happens to our love ones at www.jw.org to answer any questions you may have.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga


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