Virginia York Reynolds
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Celebration of life services for Mrs. Virginia York Reynolds, age 88, of Dublin, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Dublin. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service in the sanctuary. The Rev. Darrell Paulk and Dr. Cliff Morris will officiate. Interment will follow at Dublin Memorial Gardens.
Virginia York Reynolds was born October 17, 1934, in Cartersville to parents, The Rev. Arthur Wesley York and Ruby Edwards York. She graduated from Cedartown High School in 1951 and attended Tift College/Mercer University, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Home Economics. She also received Master's and Specialist's degrees in education from Georgia College.
She met the love of her life, Julian Clarence Reynolds Sr., while working as dietician at the FFA/FHA camp in Covington in the summer of 1957. They were married in 1958 in Lilburn, enjoying 64 years of marriage until their death.
Mrs. Reynolds was an educator in several school systems, including in Savannah, Zebulon and Dublin, where she taught English, reading and Home Economics. She retired from Dublin Junior High in 1999.
One of the three musical "York Sisters," Mrs. Reynolds led children's choirs at several churches and sang in the First Baptist Dublin Chancel Choir for many years.
She was the Dublin High School Tip-Off Club president for eight years, and was a "True Blue" member and past president of the Dublin Service League. She was named the Dublin St. Patrick's Festival's Woman of the Year in 1989.
Mrs. Reynolds had a servant's heart and a gift for hospitality. She enjoyed hosting tailgates at the Bolton "bus stop" in Athens, where she tirelessly ensured that all were well-fed before, during and on the ride home from UGA football games.
Like her husband, she also loved her Lord and Savior and was dedicated to service as a member of First Baptist Church, where she was instrumental in creation of multiple Sunday School Classes and a faithful member of the Women's Missionary Union.
Her family meant the world to her, especially her husband.
Mrs. Reynolds is survived by sons Julian Clarence Reynolds Jr. (Luanne), of Dublin Ga., and Arthur York Reynolds (Karleen), of Snellville; sister, Evelyn York Joiner, of Atlanta; grandchildren: Julian Clarence Reynolds III, of Dublin, Chandler Reynolds Watson (Rusty), of Winder, Callie Reynolds Whigham (Jared), of Smyrna, and Christian York Reynolds (Haley), of Marietta, and other nieces and nephews.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Dublin, 405 Bellevue Avenue, Dublin, GA 31021. Please visit www.townsendfuneralhome.com to sign the online memorial register.