Flora Reynolds

Published 1:24 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Reynolds were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at Old Hebron Baptist Church with the Rev. Micah Rutland officiating. Interment followed in the Scarborough Cemetery in Silver Creek.  Mrs. Reynolds, age 91, entered into the eternal rest of her Lord Tuesday afternoon, June 3, 2024, at her residence in New Hebron.  Saulters Moore Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

The family received friends Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. until the hour of service at 3 p.m. at Old Hebron Baptist Church.

Mrs. Reynolds was carried to her final rest by Elliott Cole, Travis Dedeaux, Jimmy Cody, Axl Dedeaux, Wesley Reynolds and Brandon Reynolds.  Honorary pallbearers included Michael LeBlanc, Corbin Cody and Boog Stephens.

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Flora Irene Reynolds was born on Jan. 8, 1933, in New Hebron to Woodrow Wilson and Betty Rebecca Polk Scarborough.

In 1957, she began her career at Kellwood Garment Manufacturing where she dedicated many years of service. In addition to this, she also worked as a cook for an offshore drilling company. However, it was her role as a private sitter for the elderly in the community that truly showcased her kind and caring nature.

Mrs. Reynolds had a green thumb and a passion for gardening. Her yard was a stunning display of roses, lilies, and hydrangeas – a true testament to her love for nature and beauty.

A proud member of the New Hebron Chapter of the Eastern Star, Flora served as a Worthy Matron, embodying the values of friendship, charity, and loyalty.

Throughout her life, Flora cherished her family above all else. Her home was always filled with love and laughter, serving as a gathering place for cherished family activities. Her children have fond memories of Friday night hamburgers and her grandchildren will forever remember her delicious “cheese and macaroni” as well as her prized dressing.

A lifelong resident of New Hebron, Mrs. Reynolds attended school at Old Hebron and remained deeply rooted in her community throughout her life. For many years, she was the oldest member of Old Hebron Baptist Church and also served as a Sunday School teacher for the Ladies Class.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Reynolds is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hassel Reynolds and her sister, Shirley McSwain.

Her memory will forever be cherished by her daughters, Becky (Donald) Cole, Cindy Collinsworth, both of New Hebron; one son, Richard (Beverly) Reynolds of Pascagoula; her sister, Diana Nations of New Hebron; her grandchildren Amanda (Jimmy) Cody, Elliott (Olivia) Cole, Connie (Boog) Cole, Kimberly (Michael) LeBlanc, Wesley Reynolds, Brandon (Jamie) Reynolds, Smythe (Travis) Dedeaux; great-grandchildren, Corbin Cody, Ashlyn Cole (J.P. Parish) Camryn LeBlanc, Adyson LeBlanc, Neely Grace Haley, Abbi Gale Haley, Avery Dedeaux, Axl Dedeaux, Liam Reynolds, Noah Reynolds and a great-great granddaughter, Rayelyn Cole.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com