Edward Roy Reed Jr.

Aug 12, 1947 - Jul 29, 2022


8-12-1947 7-29-2022

Edward Roy Reed Jr (Nicky), was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and papa. He left the embrace of his loving family to be with the Lord on Friday, morning, July 29, 2022, in Sacramento, California at the age of 74.

He was born to the late Edward Roy Reed Sr. and Willie Ola Reed on August 12, 1947. Edward was a gifted all-American athlete at Richmond High school. After graduating at the age of 17 Edward joined the United States Navy and was deployed to fight in the Vietnam war. Prior to his leaving to the war, he had his first son Sedric Hill and a few years later his second son Terrell Reed.

After the war, Edward met the love of his life, Savannah while riding a bus home from work. For him it was love at first sight. For her it took a few more bus rides before she said yes to go on their first date. They were married for 53 years and together they had 3 children, Edward Roy Reed III, Jacquelyn Reed-Rivers and Darryl Reed Sr.

While in the Navy Edward was a cook, which ignited his pride in the culinary arts. He attended Laney College in Oakland, CA to become a gourmet and pastry chef. He also attended Stanford Theology school and soon after began spearheading community ministry outreaches in the Sacramento, CA area. Later in his 50’s, Edward found a new love for driving diesel trucks and training new truck drivers.   

Edward loved spending time with his family and his two dogs, Lady Reed and Jody Reed. They started off as his wife’s dogs but soon became his sidekicks and went with him everywhere.  Edward was also an Elder at Victory Restoration Center, with presiding Pastor Rich Schuhmeier. He also enjoyed pastoring an online ministry where he did weekly Facebook Live bible studies.

Edward leaves a wife, Savannah Skinner-Reed, four sons, Sedric Hill and wife Kelly Riva-Hill, Terrell Reed, Edward Roy Reed III and wife Kristina Reed, Darryl Reed Sr and wife Laticia Reed. And one daughter Jacquelyn Reed-Rivers. 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

One brother Floyd wife Karen Reed, Three sisters Lexie and husband Wade Carter, Patty and husband Reggie Seats, Cheryl and husband London Huntley. Two aunts Mary Provost and Edris Dade, with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, neighbors, classmates and friends to cherish his memories.

Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral Service on Monday, August 15, 2022 at South Sacramento East Lawn Andrews and Greilich Mortuary, 3939 Fruitridge Rd., Sacramento California

Edward will be celebrated with a military honored gun salute ceremony on the 18th of August 2022, 10:30am @ Sacramento Valley National Cemetery 5810 Midway Road Dixon, CA 95620


  • Cheryl Huntley says:

    Our heart is so broken brother but I know you’re in a better place and your baby sister misses you so much even though that day you didn’t remember who I was and we laughed and jokes with the mask on and you looking just like Daddy so you have many scares but you got through and I know you’re tired and I’m trying to understand but you’re tired of not being selfish and I love you with all my heart so I know you’ll be looking down on us and taking care of us I love you and your baby sister too

  • Kenyetta Reed says:

    You are my Uncle. I’m so thankful and blessed for the memories you gave me and my sisters. I love you uncle Nikki.

  • Lakiya Reed says:

    Today, you are not here with us, but we will always remember you as a winner who lived like a king all his life. May your soul rest in peace Uncle Nicky we love you.

  • Virginia Crump says:

    Beautiful service. I had the pleasure of visiting Roy and was made to feel like family in his home. Prayers to the entire family and our sister Lexi and her husband Wade in Memphis.
    Ethel Higgins and family

  • Mary Higgins Brooks says:

    Keeping the family lifted in prayer.

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