Miss LaKeena Davette Reed was 26, and departed this life Saturday October 24, 2020 in Columbia. She was the daughter of Mattie Reed. You may visit the family at 207 S. Pine St. Marion.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Henry L. Jackson Memorial Park, Monday November 2, 2020 at 11:00 am. She will be laid to rest at the Devotion Gardens Cemetery, Mullins. Services will be live stream on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page.
~ Obituary ~
" Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall he praised." Proverbs 31:30
LaKeena Davette Reed, or more lovingly known to most as just Keena, was born Friday, January 21, 1994 to David Sams and Mattie Reed in Florence, SC. She was raised in Marion, SC.
Keena was educated in the public schools of Marion, SC. While in school she became active in various academic organizations such as the Academic Challenge Team, Spanish, Science and Beta Clubs. She was a member of the Year Book Committee, proudly played the bass drum on the marching band and cymbals in the concert band. Her participation with the athletics department included keeping the score for the Marion High Wrestling Team, becoming a member of the Track Team and she truly found her stride with the Cross Country Team. She became a Jr. Marshall and went to complete honors and AP courses. Keena graduated a proud Marion High School Swamp Fox with the Class of 2012. In 2017 Keena would complete her Bachelors Degree in Social Work and once again proudly graduated, this time, as a University of South Carolina Gamecock.
In her community, Keena participated in many organizations such as the Alpha Kappa Alapha Sorority, Inc. IVY AKAdemy and reading program as well as the N.A.A.C.P. ACT-SO scholarship program. This kind of community care and dedication is what would ultimately lead LaKeena to begin working for the South Carolina Department of Social Services as a Social Worker.
Keena's spiritual life was nourished in the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church of Marion, SC. Here she was baptized and given the right hand of fellowship under her late pastor Rev. Henry McGill, Jr. It was in Mt. Pisgah where Keena developed many of her lifetime friendships and early leadership skills. She made her mark serving as the Sunday School Secretary, singing and leading songs on the Jr. Choir, being dedicated to the Usher Board serving as past president of the Pee Dee Baptist District Youth Ushers, an active Junior Missionary and the Teen Ministry, praising God on the Dance Praise Team, Marching Unit and Puppet Praise Team. She was truly a dedicated and faithful servant in Mt. Pisgah.
Early one Saturday morning, on October 24, 2020, Lakeena Davette Reed was called from labor to reward in Columbia, SC. She was given her rest and the world was suddenly only left with memories of a kind soul, a soft voice, an upbeat spirit and a beautiful smile.
She was preceded in death by her brother Travis Lane and Uncle Johnny Reed. She was also preceeded one of the biggest loves of her life, her maternal grandmother, Lizzie Mae Reed whom she helped cared for. Keena is now one again with her 'Girl Girl'.
Among those left to cherish her fond and loving memories include her mother: Mattie Reed of Marion SC, and father: David Sims of Sellers, SC; sister: Octavia Lane of Marion, SC; maternal aunts: Olena Reed of Marion, SC, Janie (Moses) Franklin of Birmingham, AL Bobbie (John) Mozeak of Florence, SC, Betty Floyd of Newburgh, NY, Catherine Reed of Centenary SC, Mary Legette of Newburgh, NY, Mae Frances Legette of Lumberton, NC, Martha Legette of Durham, NC, Joella Reed of Columbia, SC; maternal uncles: Jesse Reed of Orangeburg, SC, Leroy Reed of Marion, SC, Wilbert Legette of Lumberton, NC; one very special uncle: Willie Thomas of Marion, SC; paternal aunts: Pearl Peterson of Sellers, SC and Bertha Johnson of Washington, DC; a special friend Kwame Gooding of Columbia, SC and her very first friend whom she loved: Victory Williams; two very special childhood friends who were with her until the end: Tanisha "PopTart" Tart and Aliya Washington and so many more relatives, close and special friends.
The family of Miss LaKeena Davette Reed, in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Reed family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
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