Obituaries detail

Letitia Ann "Tisha" Reid

March 29, 1957 - June 6, 2022


Letitia Ann Reid, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away at the age of 65 last Monday on June 6th after a brief battle with cancer.


Letitia “Tisha” was born on March 29th, 1957 to parents Gwen and Gene Rice in Kansas City, Kansas. Tisha graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School in 1975. Upon graduation Tisha attended Kansas State University for a couple years until the sudden passing of her mother, Gwen, when she was just 20 years old. She moved back to Overland Park, Kansas and then pursued a career in sales. Tisha became a Sales Representative for Coca-Cola and was quickly promoted to Account Manager; a title she would hold for nearly fifteen years before deciding to start a family.  


In 1987 Tisha met James Reid at a pool party through mutual friends that quickly blossomed into a relationship. Tisha and James were married on May 21, 1988. Soon after they bought a house and decided to raise a family. They had 3 children Jake, Joe, and Maggie Reid born in 1993,1994, and 1995.


Tisha was most proud and passionate about being a mom. She wanted to be present every step of the way for the upbringing of her children, so she decided to step down from her role as Account Manager and be a full-time mom. Her three children were very active and loved to play sports growing up. She absolutely adored going to all their games and actively cheering them on. She never missed a weekend tournament or a weeknight game or practice. Once the children were older, she started to work again to help support the family. She landed a job being a pre-school teacher at Saint Michaels Day School. She would work there until her death.


For those that knew Tisha her favorite thing to do was laugh. People gravitated to her personality because of how humorous, fun loving, and happy she always was. She loved going to the pool during the summers and rooting on her Chiefs every fall and winter. Above all she enjoyed most just being around the family, whether it was at a family members lake house in Minnesota or just hanging out in her back patio.


Tisha is survived by her husband James Reid of 34 years, her brother Jerry Rice, and her three children Jake Reid (29) Joe Reid (28) and her daughter and son-in-law Maggie and Josh Pedersen all from the Kansas City, Kansas area.


A celebration of life will be held at Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66212 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 2pm. In Lieu of flowers the family simply asks that you wear colorful outfits in order to honor their beloved Mom, Sister, and Wife.

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Celebration of Life
Atonement Lutheran Church
9948 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park
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Date of Service:
Jun 18 ,2022
Time of Service:
2:00 pm
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Blaire Morgner Jun 14 ,2022

extended family ,Saint Louis ,Missouri

Wishing your family peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love during this time of sorrow. A sudden loss of a wonderful person is never an easy thing. Cherish all the memories of Tisha and your great times together.

George Holler Jun 14 ,2022

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Jim & Family We are so sorry for your loss. Your beautiful wife was always just a bouquet of sunshine, had such a fun time being softball parents together. George Aline Sidney Benjamin

Cody Paradise Jun 14 ,2022

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I am so very sorry for your sudden and devastating loss. The world was a better place because Tisha was in it. I wish you all the peace and comfort as possible during this time and in the years to come. I’ll be missing my friend dearly.

Hector Scolari Jun 15 ,2022

co-worker with Jim ,Salt Lake City ,Utah

Jim, my deepest condolences and prayers to your family. May you find comfort in the love of friends and family. God Bless

Dana Krakowski Jun 15 ,2022

Old friend to the Reid’s ,Prior Lake ,Minnesota

I had the pleasure of meeting Tish at my lake home in MN when Jimmy and Tish stopped by for a visit the last 2 summers. I immediately loved Tish, she was such a good soul with a fun and happy heart! The love between her and Jimmy was so evident that they were soulmates. I am so sorry about this loss and feel terrible that she passed way far too soon. May the good Lord take her into his arms for everlasting comfort. Deepest condolences. Your old neighbor Dana, Tom and Ross and Morgan Krakowsk.

Britt Sherer Jun 16 ,2022

We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Reid was there every single morning at St.Michael’s when I dropped both kids off in the early morning. Our kids loved her and loved having her there. She will be missed.

Rob & Cindi Wilson Jun 16 ,2022

Friends ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Jim and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. We were shocked to learn of Tishas condition. She was truly a voice of joy. A great mother, wife, and friend to all and loved her enthusiasm. Remember good times with her when talking with family and friends. May God bless your family and keep you. You are in our prayers. Jake Joe and Maggie: please remember that your mom was always the happiest when any of the three of you accomplished great things.

Emily Fossoh (Nackley) Jun 16 ,2022

Mrs. Reid was a bright light every morning when we dropped Henry off at St. Michaels. Always upbeat and smiling. I also had the privilege of knowing the Reid children when I taught at SM South. Fossoh family is sending our love, thoughts and prayers to the Reid family during this difficult time.

James Groves Jun 17 ,2022

co- worker ,west valley city ,Utah

There are no words to describe the pain in my heart that I feel for you and your family. I you need anything don't hesitate to call even if its just to talk.

Rosehill Elementary School Jun 18 ,2022

Maggie’s school family ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Sending love to the entire Reid family. Lean on each other. Love lives on through each of you.

Tammie Price Jun 20 ,2022

Former co-worker ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

To the family of Tish-so sorry for your loss. Tish was a loving, fun, energetic person. I enjoyed working with her. My deepest condolences. Tammie Price

Greta Leinbach Jun 21 ,2022

Former co-worker

I’m heartbroken to hear that Tisha has passed. I worked with her in the summers at St. Michael’s and loved hearing her stories of her life and family. I think of her and those stories often years later, as she made a wonderful mark on my life. She was so proud of her children. Thinking of you all now.