Anne Calloway Robertson Reed

June 25, 2014 

Anne Calloway Robertson Reed, 92, passed away on Thursday, June 19, at Carolina Meadows Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, following a lengthy illness.

She was born November 15, 1921, in Danville, Virginia, the daughter of the Reverend John Calloway Robertson and Mary Lou Pitt.

She attended Randolph-Macon Womens’ College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

She was married to Lt. Col. William W. Reed, Jr., and following his retirement from the United States Army resided in Fayetteville, where she owned and operated a needlecraft business, The Needle Nook.

Following her retirement in 1992, she moved with her husband to Carolina Meadows.

She attended Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William W. Reed, Jr., and a sister, Elise Goldman.

She is survived by her daughter, Robin Reed Davis and her husband William R. Davis, of Raleigh; her son, William W. Reed III and his wife, Jean Stansberry Reed, of Durham; one grandson, Eric Reed Davis and his wife, Elizabeth Thompson Davis, and two great grandchildren, Winston Davis and Anna-Scott Davis.

The family wishes to express appreciation to those who cared for her at the Carolina Meadows Health Center. A memorial service will be held at Carolina Meadows on Wednesday, June 25, at 2:00 PM.

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