September 23, 1930 – January 5, 2008
Irene Frances Reid Harlem’s First Lady was born on September 23, 1930 in
Affectionately known as the “Vamp from Savannah,” Irene was inducted into the Savannah Hall of Fame in 1994. She received an honorary degree from Georgia Southern University for her inclusion in
Irene Reid leaves to cherish her memory her five children: her daughter Gwendolyn Reid, and her sons Michael Leon Redfield, James Raymond Reid, Gregory Reid and Bernard Redfield, as well as many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren and her fans worldwide.
She leaves us her music and wonderful memories. We will all miss you, Sister. Our world will never be the same.
Funeral Services: Thursday, January 10th, 2008