Riemann Family Funeral Homes
Monday, August 16, 2021, from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 E Beach Blvd, Long Beach
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am in the church. Interment will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regards the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on August 10, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SSG(Ret) Paul Edward Reed, age 63, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within MSAVCRAD and worked fulltime at AVCRAD as an aviation mechanic has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the S
Sgt. Paul Edward Reed, U.S. Army, Ret, age 63, of Long Beach, passed away peacefully at home on August 10, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. Reed, Jr and Lenora LaRosa Reed; 2 sisters, Ida Reed Gates and Carol Reed Willard; and a brother, Robert L. Reed, III.
He is survived by his fiancé, Cynthia Allred; his children, Jami Reed, Paul Reed, Jr, Sherri (Christopher) Mohrman, and Angela (Scott) Dees; his siblings, Richard (Diane) Reed, Frank (Sue) Reed, George Reed, Thomas Reed, and Jay (Julia) Reed; his grandchildren, Lincoln and Alli Pulliam, Katelyn and Stephanie Fazekas, Tami, Brandon, and Abbi Mohrman, and Christopher Webb; numerous nieces, nephews, and last but not least, his trusted support dog “Dude”.
Paul was a native of Long Beach and he served honorably in the U.S. Army where he served as a sergeant during Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Desert Farewell, Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He had 12 years of active service with the Army and 2 years of service with the MS Army National Guard. While serving, he received the following medals/commendations: Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (x3), National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Over Seas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Driver and Mechanic Award, Air Craft Crewman Badge, Global War on Terrorism expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Medal.
Paul loved hunting, fishing, archery, target shooting, horseback riding, 4 wheeling, and sharing his interests with his kids and grandkids.
The family would like to thank everyone for all of the messages and concern given to them during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the following charities: Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Autism Speaks, www.autismspeaks.org
Visitation will be on Monday, August 16, 2021, from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 E Beach Blvd, Long Beach. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am in the church. Interment will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.
The RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Long Beach, is serving the family and online condolences may be offered at www.riemannfamily.com