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John Reid

October 12, 1937 ~ December 17, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of John Alphonso Reid announce his passing. On Friday, December 17, 2021, John Reid went home to be with the Lord at age 84 surrounded by loved ones. 

John Alphonso Reid was born to Charles Reid and Mary Tomlinson on October 12, 1937, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He was affectionately known as a preacher, husband, dad, uncle Phonso, grandfather, and friend. 

He attended Chetwood school up to sixth grade. After leaving school he worked as a sign painter and had a passion for upholstery in which he took great pride in his work. He was also a member of the Jamaica Defense Force for many years. 

In 1974 John married Beverly, who was by his side until the end. John and Beverly went on to have children. John is survived by his children Maureen, Alan (Mirvalyn), Grace, Annie, Garnet (Marcia), and Al (Grace Townsend). John is predeceased by his parents Charles and Mary. By his son Ray, his sister Phyllis and grandson Jesse. John is also survived by Totlyn Jackson, Michael Jackson, and Carol Spence. John has 19 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 

John was a loyal servant of God, first and foremost. He loved the church and sharing the love of God with others. He served for many years as an Elder in the church where he will always be remembered for his contributions to the ministry and the way his voice flowed seamlessly while reading the words of God. 

Service will be held at Holiness Apostolic Church Of Jesus Christ. 1192 Broadway Albany, NY 12204. Visitation will be held on January 5, 2022, from 9am until 10am. The funeral service will begin at 10am. Interment following the funeral service at Graceland Cemetery 680 Delaware Ave Albany, NY 12209. 

 

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 5, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Holiness Apostolic Church
1192 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 5, 2022

10:00 AM
Holiness Apostolic Church
1192 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
January 5, 2022

Graceland Cemetery
680 Delaware Ave
Albany, NY 12209

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