Charles Wesley Reid Obituary in Gastonia at Gregory Funeral Service | Gastonia, NC
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Charles Wesley Reid

Passed 11/09/2020

Obituary for Charles Wesley Reid

Reverend Charles Wesley Reid, son of the late Horace C. and Veola Hand Reid, was born on November 13, 1951 at the former Good Samaritan Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina. He was called to be with the Lord on Monday; November 9, 2020 at his home.

Charles graduated from Belmont Senior High School (South Point Senior High) in Belmont, NC in 1969. His other educational attainments consisted of: B.A./Hampton (Institute) University, Hampton, Virginia; M.Ed./University of North Carolina, Charlotte; and M.Div., Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, North Carolina.

Charles had a love for God and devoted much time in God’s service as a pastor. His Christian nurturing began at the Hood Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Belmont, which he always recognized as his “Home Church.” His pastorates consisted of the following African Methodist Episcopal Zion Churches: Big Pineville, Steele Creek, and Clinton Chapel, all of Charlotte, NC; Torrence Chapel (1 Week) of Huntersville, NC; also, Mt. Zion of Gastonia, NC. Charles later served as Founding Pastor of God’s Meeting Place, Charlotte/Belmont, NC.

Charles’ career path consisted of the following: Housing Counselor/Family Housing Services, Inc., Charlotte, NC; Personnel Analyst/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC; Student Support Services’ Director, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC; and Career Development Specialist, Goodwill industries of the Southern Piedmont, Charlotte, NC. He was very active in the community having served as: Chairman/James S. Miller Scholarship Fund of Belmont, NC; Founder/Belmont Mass Choir; Vice President/Belmont Neighborhood Partners; and Committee Member/City of Belmont’s “Juneteenth Celebration.” He was a member of alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. having pledged Gamma Iota Chapter in 1971 at Hampton. He was a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Award. Charles was, at some point in time, a member of the Board of Directors for the following Afro American Cultural Center (now the Harvey G. Gantt Center), Charlotte, NC; Portraits of Color, Charlotte, NC; and, Changed Choices, also of Charlotte, NC. Most recently, Charles was Chairperson of the Charles Jesse Bynum Reid Foundation of Belmont.

He leaves to cherish his memory: two sisters, Vera R. Hailey (Ray) of Cramerton, NC and Broncher Holsey of Chesnee, SC; one “god-sister,” Ada Wilson, Charlotte, NC: three brothers: Oscar F. Reid (Goleen), Abriel C. Reid and Forrest E. Reid, of Belmont, NC; two aunts, Betty H. Earle of Belmont, NC and Marie A. Hand of Los Angeles, CA; one niece: Nadia Reid of Cramerton, NC; one nephew: (U.S. Army/Retired) Staff Sergeant Jerod Reid of Belmont, NC; four grand nieces, De’ja, Jada, Jazmyn Reid of Belmont, NC and Camilla Reid of Cramerton, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Walk thru viewing at the Hood Memorial AME Zion Church, Belmont on Friday; November 20, 2020 from 4 until 6

All other services are private.

In lieu of flowers, make memorial to Charles Jesse Bynum Reid Foundation of Belmont

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