Mrs. Dollie C. Reid Mother of Mrs. Jocelyn Ferguson and a member of Greater Walters Temple A.M.E. Zion Church. Newport News, VA. transitioned on Monday, December 1, 2019 at Sentara Heart Hospital Norfolk, Virginia.
Dollie Mae Councill Reid born August 24, 1942 in Courtland, VA to Sarah Lee Councill and Elmer Lipsey. She was raised in Franklin, VA by her beloved grandmother, Susie Branch.
Dollie graduated from Hayden High School, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, George N. Reid. After graduating she attended Nursing School where she received her Licensed Practical Nursing certificate. She and George moved to Brooklyn, New York, where two children, Jocelyn and Jolyn “Joey” were born. While living in New York, Dollie attended NYCCC and received her Registered Professional Nurse Degree. While pursuing her nursing career she made many lifelong friendships. In Brooklyn, Dollie worked several years at Kings County Hospital . After years in Brooklyn, the family moved back to Virginia where she worked at Whitaker Hospital in Newport News, Va for a short while. Dollie then accepted a Nursing position at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Hampton, where she worked until she received and accepted an offer to become an Occupational Health Nurse at Dan Daniels Distribution Center (AAFES) in Newport News, VA, from 1991 to 2003. In 2003 she transferred to the Atlanta Distribution Center (AAFES) in Atlanta, GA. From there Dollie retired in 2006.
Dollie was a lifetime member of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church. As a child she attended Hickory Grove AME Zion church with her, “Mama”, Susie Branch. As an adult Dollie attended Greater Walters AME Zion Church in Newport News, Va, with other of her family members. At Greater Walters AME Zion, Dollie sang in the choir and held the Superintendent of Sunday School position for many years.
Dollie was an avid sports fan. Having played basketball in High school she once challenged Joey to a game of “21” and beat him!!! She instilled in her children the love of basketball, baseball and football.
Dollie loved being a “NANA” to her three grandchildren, whom she was extremely proud. And her face would light-up every time the grandchildren would bring the great grands over to visit.
Dollie was preceded in death by her husband, George N. Reid and her son, Joly Reid. She leaves to cherish her memory: her daughter, Jocelyn Ferguson(Lewis) of Chesapeake, VA, one sister, Constance Sharpe of Brooklyn, NY, two grandsons, Adrian S.Wilson (Sarah) of Roanoke, VA and Damien A. Wilson of Newport News,VA; two granddaughters, Candice M. Campbell (Myram) of Newport News, VA and Cristin Mayes of Miami, FL; four great grandchildren, Corinne Wilson, Maki Campbell, Emmett Wilson and Remy Wilson; five sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law; special friends, Phyllis Gomes of Brooklyn, NY, Jean Trower of Hampton, VA and Vickie Plenty of Newport News, VA and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A viewing will be held from noon until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019 at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
The family will receive guest from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019 and Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the home of Mrs. Dollie Reid, 254 Manchester Dr. Hampton, Virginia 23666.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2019 at Hampton Memorial Gardens, 155 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Virginia by Dr. Christopher C. Carter, Sr.
It is the desire of the Reid family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of the late Mrs. Dollie C. Reid has entrusted her final care to the staff at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
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