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Renee Reed

Renee was born on April 8, 1954 to the late William Perry and Doris J. Richardson. Renee better known as “Ms. Reed” to many and especially her students. She was also
known by her childhood friends as Ting-a-Ling.

She graduated from Franklin & Marshall College and Cabrini University, earning her Master Degree in Education.

Renee was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. She remained strong and continued to work while she fought the battle of cancer. She had worked thirty-three years at the Harrisburg School District. It was a hard decision but she knew it was time for her to
retire. She needed to focus on herself and allow her body to recover from the side effects of the chemotherapy. So, she officially retired from the school in 2019.

Renee continued the good fights at home for the next two years with her sons, grandchildren, family, friends and those who loved and support her. She was in and out of hospitals and Manor Care Rehab with different challenges. Finally, Renee was released from the nursing home in October of last year. She fought the good fight one more year to see her last granddaughter born in October of 2021. Renee loved to travel and was looking forward to traveling after she kicked cancer’s butt. However, God saw it fit to call her to the best place to travel, Paradise.

Renee was a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed raising her two sons and was very proud off them. She enjoyed the smiles on her grandchildren’s faces when they came over and looked forward to watching them. In her free time, she would enjoy kickboxing, swimming, and even chess which she was great at. Renee was very passionate in teaching the students in the Harrisburg school district. She was a part of the Harrisburg Education Association and Harrisburg Ethnic Minority Committee.

Renee leaves to cherish her fond memories her sons; Seth and Devon Reed,
her grandchildren; Dominic, Zariah, Jayden and Ashton, her brother’s two
children and two daughter-in-law’s. She will be deeply missed by friends,
family and all who knew her.

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You will always be remembered!

Norman Ellis Nov 19 2021 7:47 AM

Ting a ling you will never be forgotten a great friend of mine. I will never forget ur 9th grade year camp curtin against Edison football game and u practice twirling fire batons for ur half time show told the cheerleaders to unwrap the fire ends just before she went out and cheerleaders took off to early and they would not light I never seen Renee so upset all I remember her saying was mom they would not lite. Rip Renee u will be greatly missed

Bubs Nov 18 2021 10:50 PM

Seth & Devon, your mom's life was an inspiration. She was so very proud of you and glowed when she talked about you. I will never forget her candor, sense of humor and caring spirit.

Lora Tittiger Nov 18 2021 9:29 PM

Ms. Renee it was a pleasure taking care of you at Holy Spirit hospital. Thank you for always being so nice even when you werent feeling your best. You will truly be missed

Ariele Holmes Nov 4 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to everyone in the family. Renee will be truly missed and will be forever in your hearts. I pray that God will be your strength and your comfort. Love, Larry & Rochelle Pitts & Bev Ballard

Larry Pitts Nov 3 2021 12:00 AM

To the family, I send my deepest Condolences May God give youThe faith and strength you needA this difficult time. RIP Renee

Mary Corum Nov 3 2021 12:00 AM

Seth & Devon, Your mom was a rock, she was both your biggest fan and supporter. She will truly be missed. I remember the field trips and afterschool program "shenanighans" when we worked at Rowland and Hamlton, always had her green tea and cracking jokes. Always had a big smile on her face. May God comfort both of you and know your mom is at peace.

Kathy Alston Nov 2 2021 12:00 AM

To the family. I send my deepest sympathy. Renee was a dear childhood friend. I will always keep her in my heart.

Deborah Ballard Nov 2 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort knowing God puts each of us gently in his arms and places us in the laps of Angels. Your mother was truly an Angel and will be greatly missed. Remembering all the good times we had and shared.

Christine A. Anderson Nov 1 2021 12:00 AM

We had a lot of great times teaching in the same building. Your smile and your laughter will be missed. Rest My Friend in the arms of God now.

Valencia Brooks Oct 31 2021 12:00 AM

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