Nov. 12, 2022
noon - 2 p.m.


Nov. 12, 2022
2 p.m.


Nov. 12, 2022

Laura Leigh Reed, 47, of Morganton, NC went to her Heavenly Home on Monday, November 6, 2022. She was born on February 21, 1975 in Shelby County, Tennessee to the late Raymond Hailey and Sharon Bislick Gatlin (John Gatlin). She was a member of First Apostolic Church of Morganton. First and foremost, she was the best wife and mother and devoted her days to their well-being and happiness. Laura was a very good decorator, cook and hostess. She loved travelling and gathering with family and friends. She was also a great listener and loved to laugh. Laura was the first to offer prayers and embodied the meaning of life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt, Annie Warren; and her “NaNa”, Laura Bislick.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Jason Reed; son, Jake Reed; mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Stiley (Tommy); sister-in-law, Donna Silvers (Jeremy) and their children, Dillon Johnson (Mikayla), Destiny Holman (Dustin), Luke Fisher and Ben Fisher; brother-in-law, Jeremy Reed (Lauren) and their daughter, Josie Reed; uncle, Alton Warren, Sr.; cousins, Alton Warren Jr. (Jennifer) and their children, Madison and Susanna Warren, Donnie Warren (Alanna) and daughter, Hallee Warren, Alaina Harwood (Steve) and their children, Josee Reagh (Lee) and Presley Reagh.

The family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Saturday, November 12, 2022 at First Apostolic Church. The service will begin at 2:00pm in the church with Pastors David Bridges and Douglas Goforth officiating. Burial will follow in the Ernie Mac Reed Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Apostolic Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Jason and family, William and I are so very sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for the Peace of Jesus for you all. Charlotte and William Elliott

—Charlotte Elliott

Our hearts goes out to your family for your loss. May God wrap you all in his arms and bring you peace and comfort.

—Joe & Stacy Jenkins

Laura u had a beautiful soul! I always looked forward to conversation full of humor when I seen you, Jake, & Jason. This world is a little dimmer without you in it. I am sending prayers, hugs, and love to your family and fly high pretty lady.

—Jess McMahan
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That smile….it’ll always be the picture I see in my mind when I think of Laura. That and the fierce love she had for y’all Jason, Jake and family. She’ll be sorely missed and we’ll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers for peace and the comfort only Christ can provide.

—Goose & Jeri Ballard

Jason, Jake and family. We are so very sorry to hear of Laura's sudden passing. Words do not say enough. Our prayers continue for you and your family in the days, weeks and months to come. May God's comfort and peace be with you all. Melvin and Brenda Abernathy

—Brenda Abernathy
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Jason,, Jake and all the family, I am saddened to hear of your loss. I remember Laura as a sweet and kind person, she will be missed by many for years to come. May God give you comfort in the days to follow. I love you all, Becky Teague

—Rebecca A Teague

Dear Jason and Reed family: my heart goes out to you all during this sad time. When there are no words, we pray to the only one who knows how to walk with us on the darkest days of our lives. Love and prayers for all of you.

—Teresa Sprouse Holsclaw
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To Jason, Jake, and Family, My humble condolences for the loss of Laura Reed, wife, mother, sister, and more. I am so sorry for your loss. She was my friend, looking out for me when I needed her. I miss her terribly. Sincerely, Judy Marburger

—judith marburger