Mary Ruth (Broadhead) Reed

March 8, 1928 ~ March 22, 2018 (age 90)

Mary Ruth Broadhead Reed, surrounded by her family, passed away at her home on March 22, 2018.   She was 90 years old and the fourth of eight siblings.  Her story begins helping her father and other family members start  Assembly of God Churches in rural areas such as Needham,  Yarbo (1942)  and Jackson, AL (1946).  She graduated from Chatom High School in 1946 at the age of eighteen.  While she was attending Livingston College, she started teaching at Needham Elementary School.  Mary also taught school at Bladon Springs and Nanafalia.   While teaching at a little bitty two room school in McIntosh, AL,  she met her husband of 63 years, JB Reed, who was enlisted in the US Marine Corp.  From McIntosh, Mary moved to Chatom and began teaching there.  She retired from teaching after thirty seven years.  She was a life-long member of Hobson Assembly of God.  Mary enjoyed working in her flower gardens and spending time with her loving family. 

Visitation will be Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00-11:00 AM, at Hobson Assembly of God.  Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 AM.  Officiating will be Bro. Steve Foster, Bro. Bob Younge and Bro. Nick Ross with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.  Interment will be at the Bright Water Cemetery, Needham, AL.



Husband of 63 Years

JB Reed


Rick (Jackie) Broadhead

Joseph Reed


Regina Kirksey

Melinda Beech

Sharon (Tim) Johnson

Sherry Dye


Corene (Ted) Deen

Naomi Luker

Bonnette Reed


Howard (Margaret) Broadhead

Thirty Grandchildren

Thirty Two Great Grandchildren


Preceded in Death by:

Parents ~ Alphens & Lula Luker Broadhead

Daughter ~ Susan Reed

Other Mother ~ Nellie Mae Broadhead

Brother ~ Mathias Broadhead

Sisters ~ Inez Bonner & Dona Kelly



Keith and Kevin Kirksey,  Danny & Dylan VanDevender,

Mike Smith, Robbie Broadhead















































































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