Lildred R. Reynolds
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Lildred R. Reynolds
  • July 12, 1930 - July 29, 2013
  • Winter Park, Florida

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Lildred (Lil) Ruth Miller Brunt Reynolds 83, of Winter Park, FL. Passed away very peacefully on July 29. 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Lil, as she was affectionately known, was born on July 12, 1930 to Edna and Raymond Miller, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married to Dr. Charles D. Brunt (deceased) of Jennings, LA. and B.B.J. Reynolds (deceased) of Winter Park, FL.

She is survived by 12 children, Charles D. Brunt (Suzzanne) Carencro, LA, William Frederick Brunt (Katy) Murfreesboro, TN, Gerald Lynn Brunt (Marilyn) Lafayette, LA, Ronald Oliver Brunt (Debbie) Jennings, LA, Cheryl Ann Dupree (Kenn) Belize, Carla Drew Sonnier (Bryan) Pineville, LA, Tammy Jean Raybon (Shannon) Valdosta, GA, Timothy Dwayne Brunt Valdosta, GA, Pamela Joy Brunt Lake Charles, LA, William David Reynolds (Donna) Winter Park, FL, Deborah Sue Howell (Jon) Oveido, FL, B.B.J. Reynolds II, Bobby Orlando, FL.

She was preceded in death by one son Steven Brunt. She is survived by three sisters, Joyce Broussard, Genda Zabodyn, Lindsey Smith and three brothers, Raymond, Charles and Sherman Miller.

Lil leaves behind 28 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren to cherish her memory and legacy.
Along with her husband Bob Reynolds they established and operated the prestigious Park Avenue jewelry store, Reynolds and Co. in Winter Park, FL.

In lieu of flowers, family respectfully request donations to Hospice of Comforter or the American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 6-8pm at Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home.

Service will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:00 at the Aloma United Methodist Church in Winter Park.

Burial will follow service at Palm Cemetery of Winter Park. A Reception will follow the Burial at the Fellowship Hall of Aloma United Methodist Church.

The family requests that bright colors be worn to the services in Celebration of Lil's Life.

Arrangements are under the care of Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, 1350 W. Fairbanks, Winter Park, FL, 32789, (407) 647-1942, www.Carey-HandCox.com.

EULOGY

Lil was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother to her family. Along with her husband Bob, they established and operated the prestigious Park Avenue jewelry store, Reynolds and Co. in Winter Park, FL. This is where Lil resided until her death. Lil nurtured her passion for antique collecting by frequenting estate and garage sales. She was truly in her element when she was foraging through antique shops along the gulf coast during her many trips to Louisiana. She was an avid collector and had a keen eye for nostalgic memorabilia. Lil always took great pride in the treasures she would discover. She always took pride in her home and garden and she could always be found cultivating beautiful flowers in her yard.

In 1991, while visiting her sister Joyce in Jasper, TX, she actually made her greatest purchase at a garage sale. She purchased a lake front house on Lake Sam Rayburn Reservoir. She spent many years visiting there with her children and grandchildren creating many wonderful memories. Lil's southern roots ran deep in her home state of Louisiana. She loved visiting with her children and especially enjoyed celebrating Mardi Gras and attending Balls and Parades.

She was an ambassador for Cajun cuisine. She shared this passion with others by entertaining her many friends and family with wholesome Cajun meals that she would lovingly prepare.

She loved everything Cajun, especially Cajun and French music and was an exceptional dancer. Evidence of that was when she celebrated her 82'nd birthday last year and was seen waltzing and two-stepping until midnight.

Lil leaves behind a unique legacy. Her physical presence will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but her soul and spirit will be forever immortalized.