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Tommie L. Reid
November 29, 1959 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Tommie Lee Reid, Michigan City, passed away at Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, on November 19, 2023. Born on November 29, 1959, in Michigan City, Indiana, to the union of Johnnie Reid and Luvina L. (Winfield) Reid. Tommie Lee was a vibrant soul whose life was filled with dedication to his family, his faith, and his passion for music and athletics.
Tommie Lee was part of a close-knit family. He shared a deep bond with his four sisters, Mary Winfield, Bessie Reid, Hellowee (James) Johnson, and Bobbie Reid, and his brother, Kory (Rebecca) Reid, all of whom reside in Michigan City. He also survived by his spiritual brother, Elder Rodney Spencer. In addition to his immediate family, Tommie Lee leaves to mourn his memories, one aunt, Della Draper; two uncles, Ebell (Ethel) Reid and Elvin Reid, he embraced his role as a bonus father to De’Andre Luckett, who preceded him in death, Timothy Armstrong, and Sha’Killa Patrick and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tommie Lee Reid graduated from Elston High School, where he showcased his athletic prowess as a track runner and his artistic flair as a saxophonist. His academic journey continued in college, enriching his mind and providing him with lifelong skills. In 1980, he enlisted in the Navy, serving our country with honor and dignity until 1982.
Tommie Lee was a skilled machinist, working for Federal Mogul Wiper Company. In recent years, he found employment at Hearthside Food, where his dedication and hard work were greatly valued. Never one to shy away from responsibility, Tommie Lee was always ready to lend a helping hand, both in his professional and personal life.
Passionate about cooking and playing his saxophone, Tommie Lee was a man of many talents. His culinary skills were matched only by his musical abilities, providing joy and comfort to those around him. His love for music extended to his spiritual life as well. He was a member and Assistant Pastor of the All Nations Church under the leadership of Pastor Robert Hurt Sr. His commitment to his faith was evident in his service, even officiating his brother Kory's wedding.
Tommie Lee Reid's life was full of love for his family and friends. His passing leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him.
Tommie Lee will be deeply missed, but his memory will forever be cherished.
Funeral Services will be 2:00pm, Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Pleasant Hill with Rev. James Lane to give the eulogy. Burial will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Viewing will be 1:00pm, Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Pleasant Hill until the time of service.