Obituary - In Loving Memory
Johnny Keith Reid, 69, of Orlando, Florida was born on November 03, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan to parents John David Reid and Queen Esther Reid Redding. He was the cherished second child in a loving family of six siblings.
Johnny’s early years were spent in Detroit, Michigan, where he graduated from Jared W. Finney High School. Later, his family relocated to Orlando, Florida, where Johnny found his passion for music and culinary arts. He was an extraordinary and innovative lead guitarist, who was often described as an “out of the box,” and “exceptional” musician. Having played in multiple bands throughout his life, drawing inspiration from legendary musicians like Jimi Hendrix, who was one of his favorites.
Beyond his musical talents, Johnny possessed a remarkable singing voice that spanned every octave. His love for music was only rivaled by his love for cooking. He had an exceptional taste for quality food, and his culinary skills led him to work for Enzo’s on the Lake Italian restaurant and, most recently, Wahlburgers restaurant in downtown Orlando.
Johnny’s warm-hearted nature endeared him to everyone he met. He was humble, caring, loving, and incredibly generous. His kindness touched the lives of many, and he will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Johnny Keith Reid is survived by his devoted mother; Queen Esther Reid Redding, brothers, David Reid, Dennis Reid (Joan Reid), Jimmy Reid (preceded in death), Sisters, Gwendolyn Rogers, Karen Montgomery (Michael Montgomery); two beloved daughters; Kisha Reid Jennings (Jeffrey Jennings) and Kimberly Reid Williams; grandchildren; Jordan Jennings, Syniah Jennings, and Jeremiah Jennings; and his longtime girlfriend; Penelope Davis; a host of nieces and nephews; and many good friends, family, and other loved ones. Although he has left this world, his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of those who loved him.
May his soul find eternal peace, and may his family and friends find comfort in the cherished memories they shared with him.