Monday, August 10, 2020

D. J. Reed

D. J. Reed, age 80, passed away from this life surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at his residence in Noxapater, Mississippi. Graveside services and interment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 11 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Noxapater, Mississippi, with Rev. Edgar Reed officiating. The family encourages everyone to follow COVID-19 precautions.

DJ was born March 1, 1940, to Jack and Alnita Reed in Kemper County, Mississippi. He was a member of Noxapater Methodist Church. DJ worked at Taylor Machine Works in Louisville for 40 years. He was a member of the Noxapater Fire Department for 50 plus years, where he served faithfully as their chief for about 40 of those years. He also served as vice president of the Winston County Fire Association. His favorite past time though, was being “Pappy” to his two granddaughters. They were the “apple of his eye” and he always had time to stop and brag on them to whomever he met.

DJ is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Nellie Miller Reed of Noxapater, and three sons Myron Stevenson and wife Angie of Ackerman, Mississippi, Tim Reed and wife Kathi, and Mark Reed all of Noxapater. One of his greatest joys was being “Pappy” to his three grandchildren: Samantha Stevenson, Karly Reed and Alan Reed. He also leaves behind four brothers: Raymond (Jan) Reed of Louisville, Martin (Charlotte) Reed of Collinsville, Russell (Dean) Reed of Meridian, and Fletcher Reed of Jackson as well as a host of nieces and nephews. DJ was preceded in death by his son Mitchell Reed, his parents, and his step-mother Thelma Reed.

Serving as pallbearers are Myron Stevenson, Mark Reed, Tim Reed, Dennis Reed, Buzzy Wilson, and Johnny Stokes. Honorary pallbearers are James Robert Webb, Wilson Webb, Russell Reed, Raymond Reed, Martin Reed, Fletcher Reed, and all Noxapater Firefighters. Memorial contributions in honor of DJ may be given to the Noxapater Fire Department.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at