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Marjorie L. Reed

December 15, 1925 ~ November 17, 2018 (age 92)

Marjorie Tucker Reed was born December 15, 1925 to Damond and Lula Tucker in Norfolk. Va.

At the age of 10 years old, Marjorie came to Staten Island, N. Y. to live with the family.

Marjorie received her education in the Public School System on Staten Island, attending

Public School 18 and McKee High School.

Along the way she met and married Edward Reed.

She was a member of Shiloh AME Zion Church Staten Island, N. Y. for many years, attending services with her brother Damon Tucker.

In 1946, as a young black woman, Marjorie entered into employment at Sea View Hospital S. I., N. Y.

Marjorie developed a desire to become a Practical Nurse and was accepted under what was called

A “waiver program” and graduated under said program. She applied her skills at Seaview Hospital taking care of those patients in need . Therefore becoming one of “THE BLACK ANGELS”

Although working in this field of medicine was not appealing to other nationalities, “THE BLACK ANGELS”

Were recruited to tend to the needs of the affected and did so under great stress and against all odds.

Marjorie later went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse applying those skills at other hospitals in the Metropolitan Area. However she returned to Sea View Hospital Rehab Center and Home to complete the circle and retired in 1988.

Marjorie Tucker Reed was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Sister Elizabeth, Brother Raymond,

Sister Dora, Sons, Raymond and Kenneth.

She lives to mourn her passing, Brother Damon Tucker, Grandchildren Lisa Britton. Tashia Dorsey,

Malil Reed, Kareem Reed, Tyrone McCray.  15 Great Grand Children, 5 Great Great Grand Children

                                                      On November 17 and 18 2018

A Mini Documentary Entitled “The Black Angels” premiered at the Staten Island Museum

This film told the story and history of the nurses that work at Sea View during the Tuberculosis Crisis

Included in this documentary along with Ms Virginia Allen  was our own Marjorie Tucker Reed.

 

 

 

 Although she will be absent from our presence , we extend our heartfelt thanks to the producers,

Denetra Hampton- Writer and Producer

Virigina Allen –Hononary Associate Producer

Reid Kerley – Director

Who with this Historical Documentary will allow our beloved Marjorie to live on as long as The Black Angel Story” continues to be told and shown

 

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