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Edward Reed Stone1

born 15 August 1952, died 7 June 2014
Photo of Edward Reed Stone. (Photo courtesy of Dianne Norton)

Facts and Notes

  • Anecdote: See person note2
  • Birth: 15 August 19521
  • Death: 7 June 20141
  • Obituary: 10 June 2014; Greensboro. Edward Reed Stone, a United States Army veteran, born August 15th, 1952, passed away at age 61 on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

    Reed was the son of the late William H. Stone, Jr. and Helen McNaull Stone. He is survived by brother, William H. Stone III, sisters, Dianne Norton and Lynn Chafin, nephews, Andrew Nesbit, William H. Stone IV, Mark Chafin, Nick Norton, Chris Chafin and Sam Chafin, niece, Stéfania Hiltgen, great nieces, Lilly Hiltgen and Mackenzie Chafin, and great nephew, Maxwell Hiltgen.

    A 1970 Grimsley High School graduate, Reed attended East Carolina University for two years where he excelled academically and played on the university golf team before being drafted into the Army. While stationed at Fort Collins, Colorado, he served as a medic and was a golf pro.

    Reed struggled with mental illness but was still known for his honesty and kind nature to others throughout his life. He was a marvelously talented abstract artist who used his paintings as art therapy to manage his mental health. His art served as a vibrant expression of both his passion and his struggle. He lived his life as a loving and loyal son, brother, and uncle who, despite his many challenges, displayed good intentions with determination and tenacity to move forward.

    Reed was a member of and will be interred at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro on September 13th, 2014 at 2 PM. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at the memorial service in the columbarium garden followed by a reception in the Blair-Hagen Room. There his lifelong zeal for art will be displayed and honored.

    Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church Congregational Care for Mental Health Ministry, 617 N. Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401.1
  • Burial: 13 September 2014; First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USAB1
  • Note: Edward Reed Stone's family wrote the following about his life and struggles:

    EDWARD REED STONE, a United States Army veteran, born August 15th, 1952, passed away at age 61 on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. He was the son of William H. Stone, Jr. and Helen McNaull Stone.
    A 1970 Grimsley High School graduate, Reed attended East Carolina University where he excelled academically and was an exceptionally gifted and talented golfer on the university golf team before being drafted into the Army. While stationed at Fort Collins, Colorado, he served as a medic and was an outstanding golf pro.

    Following Reed's military service, he developed schizophrenia and then continued to struggle with the disease for the rest of his life. He was a marvelously talented abstract artist who used his paintings as art therapy to battle his conflicts and to deal with his mental illness. His art served as a vibrant expression of both his passion and his struggle. Even in his struggle, he was known for his honesty, his kindheartedness towards others, and his love for family throughout his life. He lived his life as a loving and loyal son, brother, and uncle who, despite his many challenges, displayed good intentions with determination and tenacity to move forward.

    We will miss you, Reed. We love you... B, L, D & family

    So much of Reed's artwork reflected his personal search and belief in God and Christ - even though disease had gripped his brain and his reality throughout his years. We find comfort in the knowledge that he is now at peace with a God who has made him whole again.

    One of his pieces of art mentioned "Nights In White Satin" and upon research of the lyrics, it reaffirmed clearly to us his pursuit for divine truth - for love - and for a personal relationship with a savior who promises to walk with us through our storms.

    We give God thanks that Reed is finally at peace and that his body and mind are now made whole through Christ.

    We thank you all for coming today to celebrate and share our brother's life with us.

    Love, Bill, Dianne, Lynn & family

Citations

  1. [S349] DignityMemorial.com, In Memory of Edward Reed Stone; August 15, 1952 - June 7, 2014, Url: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Edward-Stone&lc=7294&pid=171281809&mid=6002814
  2. [S510] Personal correspondence, E-mail message, Dianne Norton to Robert Reyes, 27 Dec 2017. E-mail contained an attachment with commentary from the family regarding Edward's life.