Norman Reed, of Austin, Texas called home on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at St. David”s Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was born to Dallas Ellison and Leonard Reed on April 8, 1934.
Norman joined the military and served his country in both the Army and in the Coast Guard.
He attended Carver High School in Lockhart, Texas. He accepted Christ at an early age and unite
d with First Baptist Church. He was an active member of the choir before moving to Austin.
Norman was united in marriage to Billie L. Reed on Feb. 28, 1987. From this union no children were born but Norman played a significant role in raising his four step-children: Betty Franks, Minnie Nixon, Phillip Nixon, Karen Nixon and a niece Sheryll Randle.
Norman was preceded in death by his mother, Dallas Ellison; father, Leonard Reed; and two daughters, Barbara Reed and Bridgette Reed.
Norman leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Billie Reed; his sister, Barbara Jackson; his stepchildren; nieces, nephews, and special nephew, Michael Jackson; and a host of friends.