March 4, 1940 ~ October 17, 2021
Born in: Akron, Ohio
Resided in: Arden, North Carolina
Barbara Reed Styles went to dance with Jesus Sunday, October 17, 2021. She was surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born March 4, 1940 in Akron, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents Zeb and Ollie Reed and her brother James Reed and his wife Betty, her lifelong friend.
She is survived by her husband of thirty years, Clarence B. Styles and her precious Dog Daisy Mae, as well as her daughter Vanessa (Frank Heacox), her children Madison, Christopher, Corbin and Carter; her sister Sandy Bryant ( Robert) and brother Kenny Reed(Linda), Libby Cook (Tom), Pat Styles (Karen), Laura Wooten(Mike), and Grandchildren Amber Raby(Ryan), Seth Wooten, Rachel Waddell (Matt), Stephanie Cook (Brad), and Great grandchildren: Reed, Ella, Bailey, Charleigh, Ronin, Tori, Savannah and Sydney. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their children.
She was an avid member of Biltmore Baptist Church and member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she held position of Grand Esther. She was a graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School. She was employed with Cranston Print Works and Buncombe County School System where she was loved by all and received many honors for her work.
To know her was to love her. She never met a stranger and on Saturdays you could always find her at Smiley’s Flea Market, if there was a bargain, she could find it. She was an amazing daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend to all. She loved spending time with loved ones, the beach and finding bargains every day. She loved the Lord with all her heart and is rejoicing with the Lord. We all find comfort in that.
In Lieu of flowers donate to Shriners Hospital or St Jude’s Hospital for Children.
Due to Covid, a memorial service will be held at a later date to celebrate her life.
Barbara will be cremated and laid to rest at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery.
To place a condolence online, please visit www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.
Heaven Surely gained a beautiful soul.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Barbara Reed Styles's name.