It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of JoAnne Reid, 74 of Scottsboro on Monday, January 4, 2021. Visitation was held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Scottsboro Funeral Home with burial services provided on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the National Military Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.
Jo was born in Detroit and later moved to Cleveland where she became a die-hard Browns fan. She later married Jim Reed, and they maintained a military lifestyle for 29 years, later settling in Scottsboro in 1995. A former career LPN, Jo was an avid and profile quilter, active in multiple quilting guilds and organizations. She was coordinator to the Alabama Chapter Home of the Brave, gifting quilts to the families of fallen soldiers. Jo was most active in the Scottsboro Peace by Piece Quilt Guild, serving as president for 10 years and later as a program director. She also enjoyed coordinating many retreats over the years, including the TVQA Fall and Winter Retreat.
Jo is survived by her husband, of 53 years, Colonel James Reid, ret.; daughter, Candy (Ken) Helmes; sons, Tom (Monica) Reid, Bob Reid; four grandchildren; brother, James (Rose) Neblett; sister, Mari (Tony) Paradise.