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: www.crowdfund.uncc.edu/ReedParlier 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