Her stand for intellectual freedom was recognized in a resolution passed by the American Library Association last year. The Freedom to Read Foundation placed her on its roll of honor this year.
Born in Asheville, N.C., Miss Reed was reared in Culver, Ind. She was a 1937 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Indiana and also graduated from the University of Michigan Library School.
She was coordinator of adult services at the District of Columbia public library, then, in 1966, moved to the Pratt, where she worked until her 1977 retirement.
Miss Reed enjoyed music and regularly attended Peabody Conservatory and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts. She also supported local theater.
She had been a volunteer at Paul's Place Outreach Center in Southwest Baltimore.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Broadmead, 13801 York Road.
Miss Reed is survived by six nephews and five nieces.
Jessie Cockey, 66, worked at hospital, dental office
Jessie D. Cockey, who worked in the emergency room of what was then University Hospital and later managed a Govans dental office, died May 18 of cancer at her Northeast Baltimore home. She was 66.
The former Jessie Dell'Arciprete was born in Baltimore and attended Trinity Preparatory School in Ilchester. She was a granddaughter of the late Baltimore fight promoter Benny Franklin.
In 1959, she married Joshua T. Cockey III, a hotel manager whose work took them to Florida, North and South Carolina and Indiana. Mr. Cockey died last year, and Mrs. Cockey returned to Baltimore.
Services were held Monday.
Mrs. Cockey is survived by three daughters, Peggy Mathis of Charleston, S.C., Anne Thomasson of Baltimore and Jessica Craft of Florence, S.C.; a son, Joshua T. Cockey IV of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.