Mary Virginia Raines Reynolds, age 99, of Newport departed this life Thursday, October 19, 2017 at her home in the care of her family and hospice. Born in Montgomery County on October 12, 1918 she was a daughter of the late Mary Jane Miller Raines and Millard Cyrus Raines. She had been employed in the mail room at Virginia Tech and was a member of the Newport-Mt Olivet United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ernest Hale Reynolds, five brothers John, Woodrow, Dick, Paris, and Cecil Raines, two sisters Ivadene Taylor and Emma Raines and two daughters-in-law Paula Reed Reynolds and Leslie Kirby Reynolds.
She is survived by her precious great-grandchildren, Niki Reynolds, Ben Reynolds, Zachary Wallace, Marcus Wallace, and Baylee Wallace all of Newport, each one her pride and joy and light of her life; her sister Myrtle Raines Cupp of Salem, her children Sam and Sue Reynolds of Newport, Duke Reynolds of Dillwyn, and Sandra Raines Reynolds of Newport’ her grandchildren Sandra Jane Reynolds of Pearisburg, C. Duke Reynolds II of Newport, Chris and Amy Reynolds of Newport, and Jennifer Wallace of Newport, and her “adopted” grandson Roger Bandy of Clermont, Florida and many cherished nieces and nephews; her life-long friend Nellie Byrd of Sims, NC and a special friend Allen Gibbs of Radford.
The family sends heart-felt gratitude to her doctors Dr Richard Shepherd, Lori Ann Foster NP, Dr Rivero, Dr. McCoy, Dr Douglas and Dr Wood.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4:00 pm in the Newport-Mt Olivet United Methodist Church with Pastor Eddie Kendall and Pastor Morris Fleicher officiating. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke Saturday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.