Jodi Diane (Parker) Reid

  • Born: February 1, 1967
  • Died: July 30, 2017
  • Location: Richland, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home Cremation Care, Richland Chapel

9170 East D Avenue
Richland, MI 49083

Tel. (269) 629-6022

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jodi Diane (Parker) Reid, age 50, of Richland, Michigan, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Jodi was born on February 1, 1967 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Carl and Eugenia Parker. Jodi was a graduate of Gull Lake High School, class of 1985. Jodi taught for 25 years in the Lakeview Public Schools in Battle Creek where she touched the lives of many teachers and students.

Her pride and joy were her two children, Kate and Andrew. She loved being a band parent to these two and made sure they had a life filled with faith, love and laughter. They both are a true reflection of her passionate and kind spirit. In 2012, Jodi was diagnosed with a rare form of intestinal cancer. She remained a fighter throughout, and with the support of her children, family and friends, did everything she could to try to defeat the disease. She always put others before herself, even when she was so sick. Jodi was the truest of friends to many and her passing will be felt in so many hearts and places.

Jodi is survived by her mother, Eugenia Parker of Kalamazoo, Michigan, her children Katelyn and Andrew Reid of Richland, Michigan, and two brothers, Carl (Kathy) Parker of Tallahassee, Florida and Phillip (Carolyn) Parker of Wesley Chapel, Florida. Jodi was preceded in death by her father Carl Parker. Family meant everything to Jodi. She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

Special gratitude goes to the remarkable staff of Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo for their devoted care to Jodi, and to all the friends and family who rallied to her side. Everyone truly made Jodi feel special, just like a princess.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Radiant Church, 8157 East DE Avenue, Richland, Michigan, 49083 officiated by Pastor Jon Zondervan. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life at Radiant Church on August 5, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Jodi may be placed at


Condolence & Memory Journal

It was a honor assisting Jodi in her healing journey I will always remember her. May God give grace and peace to her family and friends.

Posted by Julie Arch - Portage, MI   August 07, 2017

My dear friend,
There are no words to express my feelings but please know that I truly love you and treasure our friendship to the moon and back. Katie and Andrew your mom was remarkable in so many ways and I know her beautiful spirit will live on through both of you.
Lisa Snyder

Posted by Lisa Snyder - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   August 04, 2017

you will never be forgotten love you always

Posted by Rosemary Tessman - LAKE PLACID, FL   August 03, 2017

Jodi was an inspiration and strong woman. I was blessed to care for her at Rose Arbor.

Posted by Robin,RN - MI   August 02, 2017

Love you, Princess Jodi.

Posted by Eric Reid - Richland, MI   August 02, 2017

Jodi was a true inspiration! I was honored being her nurse when she needed extra support and was admitted to Borgess...then for her and I to make so many connections was so heartwarming.....from knowing each other when we were little to her being one of my daughters favorite teachers! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends who learn to live the new "norm"

Posted by Angel Downey, RN - Battle Creek, MI   August 01, 2017

Katie, Andrew,

We are so sorry for your loss, a loss for everyone who ever had the good fortune to meet your mom. Such a great spirit! I promise you, she and Diane are looking down at all of us bragging about their awesome kids and to keep the bands going! Prayers of comfort and peace to you all.

Posted by Mike, Justin, and Ryan Evans - Richland, MI   August 01, 2017

Katie and Andrew your mom was a kind and wonderful friend, getting to know her was truly one of the privlages of my life. The one thing that was always clear was that nothing mattered more in her life than the two of you. My sincere condolences to you both

Posted by Carrie Bliz - Battle Creek, MI   August 01, 2017