Patricia's Story

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Patricia Ann Billingsley Reed was born on November 19, 1951. Tricia, as she was affectionately called, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She began her formal education at Carter G. Woodson High School in Tullahassee, Oklahoma. While there she excelled in her studies graduating valedictorian on the class of 1969. She continued her education at Connors State College and Northeastern State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Business Administration.
In June 1970, Patricia met the love of her life, Herman Reed, the man who was to be her husband for forty-four yearts. Together they raised two daughters, Stephanie and Shana and help raise two grandchildren, Brandon and Ashley, whom they considered their own.
Patricia was a homemaker who wore many different hats. She was an IRS tax consultant and held many certifications in the medical field. She was creative, loved to write poetry. Tricia could also be seen in the movie Tuskegee Airmen, looking poised and beautiful.
Patricia accepted Jesus into her life at an early age and has maintained her faith. She was an active member in church serving in many different capacities. She instilled in her children to love and trust in the Lord.
After the death of her beloved Herman, she shut down for a while but God gave her strength to go on. She united with Antioch Church of Muskogee, under Rev. Marlon Coleman. She loved her pastor and her church family.
Today we celebrate her life, she would not want us to be sad. Let the tears you shed be tears of joy and know the she is with the Lord.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, George Billingsley and Alma Oneal Billingsley Holley, her baby brother, Terrance Billingsley and her loving husband, Reverend Herman Reed.
Those left to cherish her memory, 3 daughters, Stephanie (Kevin) Luck, Oklahoma City, OK; Shana (Kenneth) Mason, Muskogee, OK; and Ashley (Maurice) Boykin, Landstuhl, Germany, 1 son, Brandon (LaToya) Reed, Sherman, TX; 7 grandchildren, Ariana, Shailyn, Aasha, Aaria, Malcolm, Mylum and Maurice Jr., a special grandson, Varon Sutton, special granddaughter, Joy McNanee, special son-in-law, Stacey Gladney, a niece she helped raise, Debra Brackeen, two brothers, Donald (Julie) Billingsley, Wisconsin, and George Billingsley, Jr., Muskogee, OK; five sisters, Florine Williams, Lancaster, CA; Mayetta Stewart, Tulsa, OK; Charlotte (Aron) Mitchum, Tulsa, OK; DeEdra (Thomas) Washington, Amarillo, TX; and Vicki Tibbs, Lancaster, CA; 1 aunt, Lillian Bishop, Los Angeles, CA; special God son, Lamar Billingsley and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to recognize and thank Marvin Shumate for helping our mother at the times that we could not. He has truly been a blessing to her and us.
A private Home Going service was conducted Tuesday August 15, 2017 at Antioch Church of Muskogee under the direction of House of Winn Funeral Home & Cremations.
On line condolence and registry may be expressed at www.houseofwinn.com
Published on August 15, 2017
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