Pauline Purvis Reid

Published 12:11 am Monday, December 3, 2012

March 10, 1927 – Dec. 1, 2012

VIDALIA — Services for Pauline Purvis Reid, 85, of Ferriday, who died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Young’s Funeral Home in Vidalia with the Rev. Kenny Braswell officiating.

Burial will follow in Legion Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Reid was born March 10, 1927, in Newellton, La., the daughter of James Purvis and Viola Purvis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leon B. Reid; brothers Walter Purvis, Earl Purvis, Jack Purvis and Sammy Russell, and sisters Ruby Thompson and Nellie Ratcliff.

Survivors include her sons Ansell L. Reid and wife, Cheryl, of Conroe, Texas, Derrell G. Reid and wife, Mel, of Vidalia; daughter Susan Reid Vigil and husband, Tom, of Ferriday; granddaughters Jennifer C. Reid of Houston, Texas, and Kate Reid and husband, Jared MacLean, of Tulsa, Okla.; step-granddaughters Misty Vigil and Kendra Wells and husband, Stephen, all of Vidalia; step-great-grandchildren Sully Knight and Ausbin Wells, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Hall, Stephen Wells, Joe Mac O’Neal, Bubba White and Kenny Roberts

Honorary pallbearers will be John Meche and Gerald Frazier

The family wishes to give a special thanks to Tensas Home Health, Dane Paul, Suzanne Temple and Bernadine Woods.

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