Irene Bennett Reid, 78, died of lung cancer at Sinai Hospital on Jan. 11. She served the Baltimore community as a social worker and then later, the world community as a missionary.

Her family held services in celebration of her life on Jan. 15, beginning with a wake, an Omega Omega Service conducted by her Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sisters and then, the funeral. Her son, the Rev. Dr. Frank M. Reid, pastor of Bethel AME Church, where the services were held, delivered the eulogy.

Her body was interred in at Arbutus Cemetery following the funeral.

She is survived by her sons, Rev. Reid, and former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, and their families.