Candace (Candy) Reed Warren, 67 of Virginia Beach, VA passed away peacefully on December 20, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born to the late Kenneth and Muriel Reed , Sept. 19, 1946 in Portsmouth, Va. Candy is survived by her soul mate and loving husband Troy J. Warren of 23 years, and her brother Thomas Reed of Kill Devil Hills, NC. Candy graduated in 1963 from Norview High School at the age of 16 and received Masters Degrees from University of Virginia and Old Dominion University. Candy taught at Booker T. Washington High School for over 30 years. She was a passionate teacher with a gift for making each child feel special. Candy’s larger than life personality led her to many accomplishments including winning the 1979 Worrell 1000 sailboat race as a ground crew member on team Heritage Transmission, and holding numerous Virginia Salt Water Fishing Citations. Candy’s love for the outdoors and gardening was displayed through her dedication to the Broad Bay Island Garden Club, serving as their council representative with Virginia Beach Council of garden clubs and yearbook chairman in which a piece of her artwork graced the cover of the book for two years. Traveling with Troy during the winter months to the Florida Keys she continued her love for gardening with the Layton garden club. Her esteemed artwork was placed on the City of Layton Monroe County, Florida yearly T-shirts for four years. Candy was an accomplished and creative artist; her artistic skills were evident in her visual art, her writing and her culinary expertise. Candy never met a stranger, gracing the world with her magnetic, positive, vibrant, and witty personality.
Candy’s love for life will be celebrated this spring with friends and family. Online condolences may be made at www.familychoicefunerals.com. Donations in memory of Candy can be made to the American Cancer Society at donate.cancer.org.