Mary Charlotte Powell Reed
Mary Charlotte Powell Reed passed away peacefully on April 6th, 2023 following a short illness.
Born December 19, 1926 in Wachapreague, VA, she had been a lifelong resident of Newport News. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mary Helen Mathias Powell, her loving husband, Tazewell O. Reed, and her beloved grandson, Owen Tazewell Reed.
Charlotte was a graduate of Newport News High School in 1944. She worked for the City of Newport News briefly and then joined the Trust Department at First National Bank for 19 years.
During that time, she was a member of The Junior Women’s Club of Newport News and became a lifelong member of Chi Alpha Sorority. She was also a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church and later Hidenwood Presbyterian Church.
Charlotte loved volunteering at church, playing bridge with her bridge club, and most of all spending time with her family. She graced those she met with her sunny disposition and spent many hours baking her special pound cakes for friends and loved ones.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Powell Sever of Newport News, son and daughter-in-law, Owen Lee and Linda Booth Reed of Williamsburg, VA, her daughter, Mary Tazewell Reed of Ashland, VA, her grandchildren, Christopher Lee Reed (Angel) of Chesterfield, VA, Abigail Charlotte Friedman and Dylan Eastwood Friedman of Ashland, two great granddaughters, one great great granddaughter, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday, April 13th at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd. Newport News. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of
contributions to the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank or Hidenwood Presbyterian Church.