Elise Gamble Reed


Elise G. Reed, 87, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

She was born January 19, 1930, in Charlottesville, VA, a daughter of the late Edward Watts Gamble, Jr and Eleanor Kent Gamble.  She was predeceased by her husband, John Ferrell Reed, III on March 2, 2017.

Elise was a graduate of St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, VA and Hollins College in Roanoke, VA.  She retired from the CIA after thirty-five years of service as a research psychologist where she was honored with the Career Intelligence Medal.  She was an active member and volunteer with Trinity Church in Myrtle Beach as well as the Carolina Master Chorale, serving on the board.

Survivors include her two daughters, Emily Anderson (married to Richard), Alice Knudsen (married to Peter), six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, her sister, Eleanor Rosalie Savage, and brother, Charles Kent Gamble.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 6 at 3 pm at Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach.  Music will begin at 2:30 pm.  A  burial service will be held at Saint James Church in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, January 13, at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Trinity Foundation, 1229 38th Avenue N, PMB #231, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, or Carolina Master Chorale, 1811 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

McMillan-Small Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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