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Andrew Jackson Reid
December 29, 1942 ~ July 3, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Andrew Jackson Reid was born in Albany, Georgia, on December 29, 1942, to Prince Percy Reid and Willie Payton Reid. He departed this earthly life on Monday, July 3, 2023.
He joined and was baptized at Arcadia Baptist Church during his early childhood. He attended Dougherty County public schools and is a 1960 graduate of Monroe High School. He later relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he met Joanne Eason. They were married on June 24, 1978. To this union, two sons were born. Upon returning to Albany, he reconnected with Arcadia and served as a trustee until his earthly transition.
Andrew was a member of the National Urban League, the NAACP, an ACLU Activist, and participated in the 1960s Albany Movement, protesting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is pictured in the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. He was a member of the United States Air Force where he served as a radiologist. He retired from Hess Gasoline Company as director of Human Resources. In recent years, he has served on several boards, including Albany WG&L, and ADICA as chairman.
He was the last surviving child of Percy and Willie Reid, which included nine brothers and one sister. His family will remember him as a family man, and a good provider. Additionally, his quick wit and charisma, as well as prudent advice, will be a testament to his intellect. Not to mention his culinary excellence. If you had not tasted his Creole cooking, especially his Gumbo...you missed a true experience for the taste buds.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Reid; two sons, Andrew Jackson Reid, Jr., and Percy Elliott Reid; one daughter, Jennifer Eason Washington; one granddaughter, Maya Stormy Ray; one grandson, Koji Matco Ray Andrews; and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.