The Rev. Samuel B. Redd, a well-known Baltimore minister, died of heart failure Monday at Sinai Hospital. He was 87.
Services for Mr. Redd were scheduled at 11 a.m. today at his former church, Mount Ararat Baptist Church, Gwynns Falls Parkway and Longwood Street.
Born in Baltimore, he graduated from Baltimore High School in 1922. He studied law at LaSalle University in Chicago. In 1928, he graduated from Howard University School of Divinity in Washington. In 1975, he received an honorary doctorate of divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and College.
Mr. Redd was pastor of Mount Ararat Baptist Church for 45 years, serving his last year as interim pastor during a search for his replacement. He retired in 1990.
Previously, he was pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church for six years before it became Concord Baptist Church.
A member of the United Baptist Missionary Convention since 1944,he had served as treasurer for the last eight years. He was chairman of the foreign mission board. He was a member of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and the Baptist Ministers Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity.
Mr. Redd is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Ida M. George; two sons, Bernard Redd of Rahway, N.J., and Randolph Redd of Baltimore; a sister, Louise Holmes of Baltimore; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.