Official Obituary of

George Reid

March 28, 1952 ~ March 13, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

George Reid Obituary

Life is a precious journey with a beginning, an ending and a span in between. The Almighty has set our beginning and ending. In His infinite mercy, He allows us time to live, love and glorify HIM.

George’s sun rose on March 28, 1952 and set March 13, 2024.  He was the 3rd child of Harry Reid and Georgia M. Mays. His two parents, two sisters, Georgia Mae and Harriett Latrell along with his brother, Carl Emmanuel, preceded him in death.

George graduated from Purcell High School in 1970. In those days, Purcell was an all-male private Catholic School. George was recruited for his sports ability and received a full 4-year scholarship to attend. He was a 3-sport varsity letter man: Basketball, Football and Baseball.  He was an avid sports fan, with baseball being his favorite. George was an outstanding pitcher!  Many of his pitching moves were based on the late Luis Tiant of the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox.  Whether he was playing organized, little league or street ball, he was exciting to watch. Ms. Georgia was his biggest fan and attended his games religiously.

George had two favorite occupations. When he was a young man, he owned his cab and had a long-term contract with the (now defunct) 5th Street Cab Company, located in Avondale.  Later in life, he was employed by the Walnut Hills Kroger. The store manager really liked George’s outgoing personality. He knew EVERBODY and later became the sole grill man for the store. He made his own BBQ sauce; customers would be lined up 10 deep to buy his meat. They kept him busy; he loved every moment.

He loved animals and always had pets: fish, cats and dogs. As a grown man, he lived up the street from Ms. Georgia. He would put his 3 Great Danes outside with the command, “Go to momma’s”. Those dogs would cross the street and gallop to Ms. Georgia, who would be waiting at the fence.  It was a sight to see!!

Although George had the reputation of being “tough”, he was a momma’s boy. No one could handle him like Ms. Georgia. He was putty in her hands. George often cooked dinner for her and ALWAYS brought her some BBQ, “donated” by the Walnut Hills Kroger.

In 2021, George was diagnosed with throat cancer.  After his surgery, he and his medical team become very close and emotionally celebrated each milestone. George was a cancer survivor. Gene and his wife Tracy made sure he had what he needed to be comfortable. His brother Carl (now deceased) was right there, lending his support. Letha, his sister, was always on the phone with her siblings and gave George everything he wanted. He was thoroughly spoiled.

George leaves to celebrate his life: daughter, Briana; sister, Letha; brother, Gene (Tracy); nephews, Jahras and Jelani; nieces, Natasha and Atiya (T.C); great nephews  and nieces, Jahmal, Jabari, Rasheeda, Ingeel, Zion and a host of cousins and friends.

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Memorial Gathering
March 22, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Renfro, Patterson & Jordan Funeral Home
647 Forest Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Memorial Service
March 22, 2024

11:00 AM
Renfro, Patterson & Jordan Funeral Home
647 Forest Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229


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