Clemis Reed Obituary

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Clemis Emily Reed

March 15, 1921 - April 22, 2013
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Clemis Emily Ballard Reed, loving wife, mother, proud grandmother, treasured Christian, sister and friend went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, April 22, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Johnson's Funeral Home with interment to follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. There will be a visitation held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Johnson's Funeral Home. Pallbearers for the service will be grandsons, Jimmy Eaddy, Cliffy Reed, Bobby Trojcak, Jeff Waldrop, nephew Philip Ballard, and family friend Jim Bob Harris. Clem was born March 15, 1921 in Hastings, Oklahoma...
Clemis Emily Ballard Reed, loving wife, mother, proud grandmother, treasured Christian, sister and friend went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, April 22, 2013.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Johnson's Funeral Home with interment to follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. There will be a visitation held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Johnson's Funeral Home.
Pallbearers for the service will be grandsons, Jimmy Eaddy, Cliffy Reed, Bobby Trojcak, Jeff Waldrop, nephew Philip Ballard, and family friend Jim Bob Harris.
Clem was born March 15, 1921 in Hastings, Oklahoma to Nathan Bush Ballard and Mamie May Brown Ballard. She married the love of her life Harry William Reed on February 25, 1939 in San Angelo, Texas. She is survived by son, Clifton Reed and wife Bonnie, daughter Jan Kirpach and husband John of San Angelo, and daughter Gail Long and husband Ronnie of Maxwell. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren Tina of Oklahoma City, Cliffy of San Angelo, Scott of Brandon, MO, Monya of San Angelo, Julie of Kansas City, MO., Angie of Kyle, Amber of Buda, Jonathan of Springfield, MO., Carolyn of Oklahoma City, Crystal of Reedsville, N.C., John of Dallas, James of Austin, and Janet of Dallas, sixteen great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren, one sister Evelyn Bates of Medford, Oregon.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Harry Reed, parents Nathan and Mamie Ballard, brother Cliff Ballard, sisters Wes Sullins, and Doris Stewart.
Clem's family moved to Milburn, Texas when she was on year old in a covered wagon and a short time later moved to a farm at Walnut Groove, Texas where they lived until she was six. The family moved to Grape Creek where Clem started second grade; later moving to Carlsbad, Texas where she and two of her sisters rode horse back three miles to school every day. She graduated at age sixteen from Carlsbad High School in 1937. She was always interested in education and learning. She went to business college and her dreams of higher education was realized when she graduated in her fifties from Christ for the Nations Christian College with a degree in Children's Ministry.
She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Clem and Harry created a life centered on the Lord and modeled Christian godly behavior for their family and others. Everyone was welcomed at their home. Their doors were always open. They provided a home for various teenagers and family members any time there was a need. She was always raising someone else's kids alongside her own. Hospitality was just one of her many gifts. Some of Clem's greatest pleasures in life were cooking a meal to take to church or a shut in, making hospital visits or praying for the needs of others. She was a tremendous prayer warrior.
She loved the Lord with all her heart and soul. Clem was a dedicated student of the Bible and obedient to God's Word. Not a day went by without her spending time in the Bible and prayer. She taught children, youth and adult Sunday school classes all her adult life as well as women's bible studies; even after going to the nursing home she continued to teach until physically unable. Clem was instrumental in several young people going into full time ministry. She supported and encouraged them to follow the God's call on their life.
Many people were influenced and mentored spiritually by Clem and Harry. They were committed and dedicated to do God's will. They gave themselves continually.
Clem and Harry were charter members of the Lake View Methodist Church and attended it for twenty years before helping to establish Our Savior's Church (presently Christian Faith Center). They were very active in the Lay Witness Renewal Ministry as well as the Full Gospel Businessmen International Fellowship.
Clem worked side by side with Harry in the dairy business, grocery business, packing house business and livestock trucking. She was proficient in bookkeeping and worked for several CPA's during her life time.
Clem loved to have fun. Dancing was one of her joys in life. She taught all the kids to two step dance and jitter bug. Everyone loved to play games with her. Clem was a winner at dominoes, card, Chinese checkers or bingo. She was always ready for a game, going to get a burger or ice cream cone or to just taking a ride to see the country side.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Bronte Health and Rehab for the many years of outstanding love and care they bestowed on our loved one.
Memorials may be made to the Bronte Nursing Home Auxiliary, c/o Doris Sims, P.O. Box D, Bronte, TX 76933.

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