Evelyn Laverne Reed

Evelyn Laverne Reed

Evelyn Laverne Reed, 88, of China Spring, died December 31, 2021 in Waco with family by her side. She fought a long battle with COPD until the very end.

Laverne was born in Waco November 23, 1933 to Leslie Reed and Ila Belle Brotherton. She had one sister, Beverly Ann.  She married Emmett Reed, Jr. in 1952.  Emmett and Laverne had one daughter, Deborah Lynn.   Their marriage was a happy 45 years.  Laverne loved to spend time with her family and friends, always loving and laughing. Laverne was always loving, kind, giving, positive, understanding, supportive and fun.  Many affectionately called her Neecee. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett E. Reed, Jr.; parents, Leslie Reed and Ila Belle Brotherton; and nephew, James Keith Harrell.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Reed-Propst; three grandchildren, Dylan Reed Propst, Krizan Bethany Propst, and Adrian Sienna Propst of China Spring; sister, Beverly Harrell; great nephew, James Keith Harrell, Jr. and his mother, Tracy Harrell of Hewitt.

A Spring Memorial and Dedication will be announced.

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  1. Janet Burrage Grigsby

    I’m so sorry Deborah for you and your family’s loss of your dear mother. You took such good care of her. She knew how very much she was loved, of this I’m sure. Sending you all peace, love and light.💜🙏💜

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss Debbie. Its very hard to lose our mothers. My condolences to you and your family.


    I am sorry to find out of your Mother’s passing. I hope you remember me. I am Nancy Schreiber, daughter of A.J. and Oleta Gibson. I remember the fun times at Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve with you and your family at MoMo’s. All the Gibsons, and Winfields, and especially the Reeds were together. I miss those fun times and remember them well. I’m sorry we as a family lost contact with each other. Your Mother and Father were so special to me. Currently I am raising If you ever want to contact me my cell phone # is (254) 366-4242

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