Manda B. Reid

Manda B. Reid, of Kenedy, Texas was born on December 9, 1921 to Alice and Joseph Foster in Pawnee,TX passed away on March 9, 2020 at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry A. Reid Jr., her daughter, Stephanie Luke, sisters: Viola Fugua and Mary Wheeler and brothers, A. T. Foster and  Fritz Foster. She is survived by her sister Arleen Ponton and family, son: Andrew (Bubba) and his wife, Shirley K. Reid; son-in-law Dale and Fay Luke;  of San Antonio; grandchildren: Alexander Reid, Harrison Reid, Amy Moreno, Amanda Luke Bisset and husband, Britton; Dale Luke, Jr. and wife Bree; and great grandchildren: Jackson Moreno, and Aiden, Connor and Ethan Luke. After high school, Manda B became a registered nurse attending what is now known as The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She subsequently joined the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II and was honorably discharged in 1951. After the military, she moved to Kenedy,Texas were she met her future husband Harry, on a blind date. They were happily married for 66 years before his death in 2015. During the latter years of Harry’s life, she faithfully took care of him, caring for him daily. Manda B’s nursing career took her through many avenues, serving the community as a school nurse and surgical nurse, as well as Director of Nursing at Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, Texas. In addition to nursing, Manda B spent many happy years caring for her family and community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenedy, TX and the Esther Sunday School Class She was a member of the Progressive Study Club and Manda B along with life-long friends served on the Hospitality Committee seeing to the needs of other members of the church. She touched the lives of many people in the community and church.Visitation will be held Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Funeral services Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Kenedy,TX with Richard Robinson officiating. Interment in the Kenedy Cemetery. Pallbearers: Britton Bissett, James Foster, Jeff Foster, Joe Foster, Joel Ponton and Scott Ponton.