April 15, 1962 - May 19, 2022
No services are being planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o the funeral home.
Age 60, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Lydia was born in Bronx, NY, on April 15, 1962, the daughter of Samson and Louise (Gittens) Reese. She was an avid reader and enjoyed a good book. She enjoyed the arts and creativity. Mystery movies and TV shows were her favorite and she liked listening to music of all kinds. She was crafty and liked making things from scratch. Lydia was a hands-on kind of person who took control and got things done when faced with a problem. Lydia had a great sense of humor and was not afraid to speak her mind. She was known for her effervescent personality. She touched many people in small ways and was always willing to lend a hand when people needed help. She will be remembered for many things. Nothing was more important to her than her family and she was very proud of her children, who survive her, Michael Burns of Washington, D.C., Stanley Burns of Portage, Abriana Burns of Minneapolis, MN; she is also survived by her sisters, Lorna Reese and LaRee Reese; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Mitchell Reese.