- August 11, 1916 - May 10, 2012
- Ashland, Virginia
of Annabelle's Passing
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Annabelle H. Reynolds, 95, of Ashland, VA., went to be with her Lord on May 10, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband, Eugene, two sons, Robert and Gary and two brothers William and Grant Heinefield. She is survived by her two daughters, Jeanne R. Ashburn and Kathleen J. Reynolds; also, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law- Pat Heinefield of Taylorsville, NC.
On August 11, 1957, the family moved to Ashland from Baltimore, MD., and became members of Duncan Memorial UMC that following November. In the spring of 1958, Annabelle became employed by R-MC as secretary in the Alumni Office where she worked with Roddey Jones for 19 years, and then for Susan Donavant, the present Alumni Director for 9 years. In 1979 she was designated an Honorary Alumnus by the Society of Alumni for her work with the alumni.
She retired from R-MC at the age of 70, took six weeks vacation, and then was employed by Dr. John Goode until his death and also Dr. Wm. Hefele, both dentists, finally retiring in 1994. Thus, after being employed in Ashland for 36 years, she finally retired at the age of 78.
Off and on during the next several years, she traveled quite a bit seeing parts of the U.S., from coast to coast, north and south, enjoying all of it. Now she finally had time to pursue her first love, being able to work with and for Duncan Memorial where she participated in many worthwhile programs, Sunday school teacher, Pastor Parrish Board, Administrative Board, UMW Circle Leader, usher, liturgist, etc. She attended the Christian School of Missions for several years, where in 1989, she heard about the Mile of Pennies. Duncan has been collecting pennies since that time, and all monies collected go to the Society of St. Andrew for their feeding and gleaning program or wherever the money is needed. This program is ongoing today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duncan Memorial for their Missions program or ACES.
A Memorial Service will be held on June 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Ashland.
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