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Laurie Lorraine Blitch Reed

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  • May. 25, 2019 - 10:48 PM

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Laurie Lorraine Blitch Reed

The Newnan Times-Herald

Mrs. Laurie Lorraine Blitch Reed, of Sharpsburg, passed away with her loving family by her side on May 24, 2019.

She was born in Stuttgart, Germany on December 16, 1975, to Laurie Clark Blitch and Mary Louise Littleton Blitch. 

Mrs. Reed was accomplished in her academics. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Georgia, a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgia State University. 

She had a career as a Project Manager with HNTB. Mrs. Laurie Lorraine Blitch Reed dedicated her time and resources to help those in need every chance she could. 

A few of the charitable organizations that she strongly believed in are Bridging the Gap, Jay’s Hope, Southeastern Brain Tumor Organization, Buddy Walk of Atlanta, and the Sarcoma Foundation.

Mrs. Reed is preceded in death by her aunt, Willow Meeks.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Reed is survived by her husband; Ryan Reed and her sisters, Mary Ann Mingledorff (Pat) and Tina Louise Price (Preston); her sister-in-law, Rhonda Weiner (Anthony); her nieces, Robin Glisson, Amanda McCall, Rebecca McCall, Sydney Johns, Alexandra Weiner, Adelyn Weiner; her nephews, Justin Ray and Joseph Johns; her great-nephew and great-niece, Braylen McCall and Emily Barrs.

The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, 1 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan GA 30263 on Monday, May 27, 2019, from noon until 2 p.m. and a funeral service will follow visitation hours and will be held in the Chapel at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. Pastor Michael Hornsby will officiate the service. 

The family will also receive friends at the Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home, 502 Miller Street Ext., Statesboro, GA 30458, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. 

A funeral service will be held at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 10 a.m. A committal service will directly follow the funeral and will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Brooklet. Pastor Joe Clifford and Pastor George Lamar Archer will officiate the service.

The family requests that in Lieu of flowers, donations be made to Mrs. Reed’s team in the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, Joggin’ For Laurie’s Noggin, by visiting Mrs. Reed’s obituary on the funeral home’s website.

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel,, 770-253-4723.