Reed Parlier

Reed Parlier

Saturday, October 2nd, 1999 - Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Ellis Reed (“Reed”) Parlier’s life was tragically taken from him on April 30, 2019 while attending classes at UNC Charlotte.   He was born in Charlotte, NC on October 2nd, 1999, attended Porter Ridge Elementary and Middle Schools and was a 2017 graduate of the Central Academy of Technology and Arts where he studied in the Information Systems academy.  Reed was a sophomore at UNCC pursuing a Computer Science major at the time of his death.    From an early age Reed was interested in anything involving technology. He often helped family members with technology fixes with much patience, and tutored middle school students. Reed will be remembered for being an intelligent, independent thinker with a great sense of humor and a sweet, quiet, loving soul. Reed is survived by his parents, Brian and Julie Parlier, his sister Mallory Parlier, grandparents Chuck and Janice Morrison and Danny Parlier, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Fred and Arlene Reed.

In lieu of flowers gifts in honor of Reed may be made to a scholarship in his name at UNC Charlotte.  Gifts may be made online at: or made payable to the UNC Charlotte Foundation and mailed to: UNC Charlotte Foundation / Office of University Development / 9201 University City Boulevard / Charlotte, NC 28223. Memo: Ellis “Reed” Parlier Scholarship Fund   

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Gaskin Funeral Services
    14617 B West Lawyers Rd.
    MATTHEWS, NC 28104
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    The family gathered privately Wednesday evening to begin closure to a very difficult time. There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION.
  • Service

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    -, NC
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    Family and invited guests will be notified of the date, time and place.
  • Interment

    Unknown, NC
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Private Condolence

Cynthia Weiss Gobble

Posted at 06:03pm
Sending my condolences, and prayers for comfort and peace.

Ruby Crumpler

Posted at 01:44pm
I am so very sorry for the loss of you son. Thoughts and Prayers with each of the family..

Martecia Cooper

Posted at 06:19pm
My heart goes out to your family. May the Lord watch over your family and help them through this trying time.

d mullins rn

Posted at 05:32pm
I would like to express my heartfelt sympathies for the tragic loss of your precious young son.
The scriptures remind us that: " time and unexpected events " befall us all . [Ecclesiastes 9: 11]I am sure you would like to have spent one more day together. This day is coming soon as our loving heavenly father, Jehovah, promises:" And God himself will wipe every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."[ Revelation 21:3,4]
Our tears of sadness will be replaced by tears of joy as we embrace our loved ones once again.
Jesus taught us to pray for that wonderful future hope at Matthew 6: 9, 10, known to many as the Lords prayer: "You must pray, then, this way:“‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth".
May these beautiful scriptures give you comfort now and help to cope in future days.
most sincerely
Dianne mullins

Alton Connor

Posted at 02:24pm
My heart goes out to you and your family as you grieve this unnecessary loss of one taken too young! We do not understand this senseless tragedy that claimed the lives of these two young men. Please know you are all in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers. I cannot fathom the pain you are going thru, but know that I care! May God's grace sustain you all in this most difficult and heartbreaking time.

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