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Sherlynn D. Reid

November 4, 1935 March 10, 2021
Sherlynn D. Reid
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Sherlynn D. Reid, age 85, of Oak Park; transitioned on March 10th after a medical emergency. Born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Mary Dee (Goode) and Franklin. She had a radio show as a teenager, she was known as Little Dee. She also worked in her uncle’s Pharmacy. She attended Fisk University to study arts and drama. She later met and married Henry Reid and three daughters were born of that union. They moved to Cleveland, then Detroit and finally to Oak Park. She was involved with the League of Woman Voters, Human Relations Commission and later became the Director of Community Relations for the Village of Oak Park for more than 25 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of First United Church of Oak Park. She was a long- time member and Past President of the 19th Century Charitable Association. She is also a Charter member of the West Towns Chapter of the LINKS, Inc.

Over the years Sherlynn was the recipient of numerous awards for her service and love for the community.

Sherlynn was preceded in death by her husband, her parents Franklin and Mary Dee, and her sister, Yvonne “Bonnie”, her twin brother Sherwood and her youngest brother Franklin “Buddy”. She is survived by her daughters Mary, Dorothy and Lorie (Cederick) Fuller; her grandsons, Henry Ryan Reid, and Connor and Isaiah Fuller and by many nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday March 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to C.A.S.T., Henry E. Reid Scholarship Fund ( are appreciated.

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1:00 PM 3/14/2021 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/14/2021 4:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

***Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, a maximum of 50 people are allowed in the funeral home at any one time. Social Distancing is practiced and face masks are required.

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

C.A.S.T., Henry E. Reid Scholarship Fund


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