Carmen Marie Reid

Published 1:30 am Wednesday, February 4, 2009

By Staff
Carmen Marie Reid, 65, passed away at her home in Bath, NC on February 1, 2009. Born to the late George S. and Doris Collins on November 4, 1943, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Carmen and Beau married on March 3, 1962. They moved to Corolla, NC, in 1984, where they shared their greatest memories. They also lived in Martin’s Point, NC before moving to Bath, NC.
She is survived by her husband Anthony L. (Beau) Reid, two sons, Kenneth W. and Scott D. Reid, their wives Laura L. and Dawn R. Reid, two granddaughters Kaitline Lyndsay and Ashley Nichole Reid, one grandson Dillon Scott Reid, two brothers, Donald N. Collins and wife Sharon and Michael Collins and wife Sharen, one sister, Janet Terry, and one special sister, Naureen Collins, wife of Carmen’s late brother, Edward W. Collins.
Carmen loved life and loved people. She loved talking to people, who loved to listen, and listen to people, who loved to talk. She loved her Conservative Politics, and Redskins Football. She loved having her hair done at Val’s Beauty Shop in Washington, NC, because it reminded her of her favorite movie, Steel Magnolias, and she loved the people she met there.
She was owner and manager of CMR Construction and along with her husband, Beau, they built many homes in North Carolina. She loved the people and subcontractors she met on a daily basis. She loved crabbing with her grandchildren off their dock, in Bath. She also loved her annual Smith Mountain Lake vacation week. Her favorite holidays were Christmas and Thanksgiving, because they were the biggest family get togethers, and she loved being with family.
Carmen will be greatly missed, as she touched so many lives and was an inspiration to all who knew her. For all, who knew Carmen, celebrate her life, for it truly was a wonderful life.
A Communion Service will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk, NC with the Rev. Mister Donald Wobser officiating on Friday, February 6, 2009 at 1 p.m. There will also be Visitation on Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
Although it was a brief encounter, she loved Dr. Jennie Crews, so in lieu of flowers, please send donations in Carmen Marie Reid’s name to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, 1209 Brown St., Washington, NC 27889.
Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.
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