QVC lost a loyal customer on February 28, 2017 and executives called an emergency meeting to brace for the impact of the anticipated drop in sales. Lorraine Ann Franks� Reed passed away peacefully at Memorial Hermann Hospital, surrounded by the love of family and the comfort of knowing her mother and Jesus would be there to meet her as she transitioned. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Elizabeth Franks, of Clute, Texas and Warrington, England. She was born in Warrington, England and resided in Sweeny, Texas with her husband Charlie.
As a young woman, Lorraine shared her gift of singing with Brazoswood High School's choir at concerts and State competitions (if only "The Voice" would have existed then, surely she would have experienced a four chair turn!). She received an Associate's degree from Brazosport College and worked for companies in Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi. She made her professional mark at Dow Chemical Company, providing expertise and exceptional oversight for scheduling and logistics management to a department for over 22 years. Her dedication, work ethic and attention to detail were traits that made her a consummate professional. An avid fashionista and a lover of all things bling, Lorraine had an eye for jewelry and fashion. Nothing, however topped her
love for her daughter, Alyxandra and her greatest accomplishment of serving as Alyx's mama.
With heavy hearts she leaves behind her husband, Charlie Reed, daughters Alyxandra Elizabeth Ann Reed, Adrienne Doner and Roxanna Reed and a son, Ashley Reed. She leaves behind her best friend and sister, Sandra Franks Reneau and honorary sisters Vickie Ricca, Debbie Cappel, and Carrol Reneau Jeffers. She also leaves behind a brother,Mark Daniel Franks and wife Brenda. In addition to being a wonderful wife, devoted mother, kind sister and supportive friend, one of Lorraine's most important roles was being an inspirational Sissy. Sissy also leaves behind beloved nephews: Clint� Michael Reneau and Jeremy Scott Franks. She was also, Gammy and dearly loved her grandchildren: Ashton and Madilyn Reed, Tatom and Colton Doner. She also leaves her "second Mom",Brenda Philips, whom she appreciated and loved along with "bubba-in� law" Steve Lamphere. There are a host of cousins and friends, both in America and England, who love her dearly.
To know her was to love her: Lorraine was an extraordinarily beautiful, kind and gentle soul. She cared deeply for all she knew and loved. She spent her entire life providing uplift to others through good-natured gestures, gracious words and by demonstrating inclusive, affirming and unconditional love. Her family asks that you honor Lorraine by smiling through the pain, putting another person's needs before your own, being kinder than necessary, making amends, being a better friend and most importantly - turning to someone you love, right now, and telling them so. (We also encourage you to buy yourself a piece of blinged out jewelry - in order to ''treat yourself" like we know our Lorraine/Sissy would!)
The family would like to especially thank physicians and the phenomenal staff at the Heart and Vascular Institute and Critical Care Unit of Memorial Hermann for all the love, nurturing, exceptional care and kindness you devoted to Lorraine.
A memorial celebration to honor Lorraine's life will take place at Baker Funeral Home� West Columbia Friday, March 1oth, 2017, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the local SPCA or to a charity of your choice.
There will be come-and-go gathering at The Reed Household at 1605 FM 1459,
Sweeny, TX at 4PM, after the memorial service. .,
While she will miss us all, it is important to note she most likely will miss, Mexican food from Lucy's most, along with sweet tea and her life-long love affair with deviled eggs. And while we have no doubt that it was hard for her to tell us goodbye, it may have been just as difficult for her to let go of the shopping and wineries in downtown Fredericksburg, the shops in Gruene, floating the Guadalupe or catching the latest drama on the Bravo Network with the Housewives of Orange County! We ask that you remember her beautiful smile, love of laughter and incredible sense of humor. Lorraine was a woman who believed in the power of laughter and love.
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