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David Reid

April 20, 1977 — June 19, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of David Reid Sr., who was born on April 20, 1977, and left this world too soon. A beloved man, David will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.


David is survived by his wife of 11 years, Avaleen Morris Reid, son, David Reid, Jr. (6), and daughter, Charlotte Reid (5), his loving parents, Zelphina Doreen Reid and Isaac Reid, his sisters, Kareen Reid, Graceann Reid, Cynthia Daley, Shirley Walker and Shernette Wittingham, his brothers, Paul Reid, Bryan Reid, Kevin Reid, Orville Reid and many cousins, nieces and nephews including Mishcah Hamilton, Kaheem Wittingham and Cadella Lewis (Tina) who will remember him fondly.


After high school in Jamaica, David earned a full scholarship to attend Pearson College in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada where he earned his International Baccalaureate diploma. He then went on to Temple University where he studied Economics, and later returned to Jamaica to work in the hospitality industry.


A man of refined taste, David was always impeccably dressed. He was an individual described best as a debonair and charismatic intellectual who made a great impression on everyone he encountered. He never met a stranger and quickly made connections wherever he went, often winning folks over with his charm. His winsome personality was on full force when he and Avaleen met during the General Conference sessions held in Atlanta, GA in 2010. They dated for two years, married and settled in Nashville, TN.


He thoroughly enjoyed the culinary delights of Jamaican food -- his all-time favorite. A delicious plate of oxtail, or curried goat with rice and peas and a bottle of D&G kola champagne would always "hit the spot." David was an avid reader, resident political commentator and historian always ready for a passionate debate on current affairs. David liked watching suspenseful television dramas, and all sports, from tennis and basketball to football and golf. During the pandemic he developed a keen interest in the game of tennis and also played a friendly game of soccer now and then. his love for his birthplace, Jamaica never waned and it remained his favorite vacation spot.


David knew how to sell ice to an Eskimo. His former bosses and colleagues can vouch for that, calling him a gifted salesman who could transform the most difficult and frustrated people into happy customers. He excelled and was consistently named the top salesperson in his company, and earned the honor of being featured on a billboard in Nashville for this accomplishment.


Above all, his greatest accomplishment was becoming a father to David and Charlotte, a role he embraced when each of them was born.


David’s life was a testament to his determination. His legacy will be one of ambition and a constant pursuit of greatness. Even as we mourn David’s passing, we celebrate his life and cherish the beautiful memories he has left us with. His absence will be deeply felt, but his spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of those he touched. Rest in Peace, David Lexington Reid Sr.

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