Virginia Reynolds, 87, of Bartlett, Tennessee, formerly of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Tennessee.
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Born Mary Virginia Reynolds February 6, 1932 in Pine Bluff, she was the daughter of Elmo Reynolds, Sr. and Georgia Ruth Hawkins Reynolds.
Ms. Reynolds was reared and received her early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1950. After high school she worked for Arkansas Express Company and Arthur Heagler – Civil Engineer before continuing her education. She earned her B.S.E. from Arkansas State Teacher’s College (now UCA) in 1957. She earned graduate degrees from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
She was a public-school teacher in Hughes, Arkansas before teaching in various elementary schools in the Pine Bluff School District for 29 years, retiring in 1990.
Ms. Reynolds attended various United Methodist churches in Pine Bluff over the years before moving to Tennessee, where she attended Covenant United Methodist Church in Cordova, Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James B. Reynolds; and sister, Ruth Reynolds Swanson.
Survivors include her brother, Elmo Reynolds, Jr. of Memphis, Tennessee and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Ralph Robinson and Son with Marty Shell officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.
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