WZTV FOX 17 - Top Stories
Those that knew Reed say she also volunteered much of her time at the Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center, a pre-school for low-income families founded by her husband 14 years ago.
"You pray for the family," said one woman who picked up her grandchild at the center Thursday. "You really feel hard for them."
Many of the parents that picked up their kids from the downtown Nashville center Thursday afternoon were just learning the center had lost one of its biggest supporters.
Bill Lassiter, a spokesperson for the center's board of directors said Reed had played a major role in the development of the center since it was founded by her husband in 1998.
The center's mission is to give low-income children between 1 and 3 years old the preparation they need for kindergarten. Lassiter said Reed wore many hats at the center, volunteering her time to make it a better place.
"I think that the Wayne Reed Childcare Center is extremely extremely well," said Terri Lawson whose daughter attends the center. "They prepare our kids. They love them. They're dedicated. They give their time, they give themselves and it shows in our kids."
Lassiter said Reed's giving spirit wasn't confined to the walls of the center. She also had a full-time job and cared for her husband, who suffered from ALS, also known as Lou Gerhig's disease, which affects the nerve cells and brain.
Lassiter said hers was a life spent serving and the families of the children that benefit from her hard work are deeply saddened she won't be seen in the halls of the center any more.
"My heart goes and my prayers go out to the family," one parent said. "I'm sure that she truly is going to be missed."
Friday, October 5 2012, 03:25 AM CDT
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEEN ONLINE FAREWELL SONG ATTRACTS MILLIONS OF VIEWS
LAKELAND, Minn. (AP) -- High school student Zach Sobiech (SOH'-bee-eck) says he wanted to be remembered as "a kid who went down fighting and didn't really lose."
SWINGERS CLUB LAWSUIT-VEGAS
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- David Cooper wants to bring a little more sin -- to Sin City.