Life Celebration for Eva Loreta Reed, 78, of Tyler will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Tyland Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Wells leading the service. She will be laid to rest by her family in Bascom Cemetery.
Mrs. Reed died Sunday, January 7, 2018, in Tyler. She was born December 30, 1939 in Harrison County to the late James and Mary Sheffield. She lived in Tyler for many years, having graduated from Tyler High School in 1959. She raised her three children and cared for many others at her home and in the church nursery at Tyland Baptist Church. She was a member of Tyland and Stagner Baptist Church where her husband, Bennie M. Reed Sr., served as deacon and pastor respectively. "Miss Eva" was a 25 plus year employee at the Tyler Sam's Club where she served as Door Greeter for the past several years.
Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and infant brother Reuben Harold. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanine and Dick Sulser, her son, Ben Jr. and son and daughter-in-law James and Natalie Reed, all of Tyler, seven grandchildren: Chris Sulser, Lauran Sulser Byrd and her husband David, Jessenia Aguilar and her husband Juan, Brittany Reed Goolsbee and her husband Seth, Brianna Reed, Kirby Madison Reed and William Reed, step grandchildren Drake and Olivia Thigpen, and one great grandson, Carson Walker Byrd.
The family will receive friends prior to her Memorial Service. Memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701 or Tyland Baptist Church, 2818 Silver Creek Dr., Tyler, TX 75702. To view online, please go to www.burkswalkertippit.com.