Laureen Lester Reed, 85, of Floyd departed from her earthly life to her heavenly home at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital on April 1, 2015. She was born on March 6, 1930, to the late Gilbert and Meda Lester. She is now reunited in heaven with the love her life, Percy Allen Reed. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Gilbert Lester, Jr.
Laureen is survived by two special sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Judy Reed and Jeffery and Debbie Reed; four grandchildren who were the “apples of her eye,” Jennifer Bishop and husband Daniel, Matthew Reed, Heather Ball and husband Phillip, and Michael Reed and wife Emily; five great-grandchildren who were dear to her heart, Jesse and Isaac Bishop and Olivia, Madison, and Gavin Ball. She is also survived by brother-in-law and wife Alvis and Reva Reed and sisters-in-law Ruby Harman and Hazel Hylton. She had many cherished friends, especially Velma Townley. Laureen was a faithful member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, where she served as deaconess.
The family will receive family and friends from 5p.m. to 7p.m., Friday, April 3, 2015, at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Floyd. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. , Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Marvin Wade and Rev. Richard Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Beaver Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beaver Creek Church Benevolence Fund in her memory. Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, is serving the family.