Mrs. Virginia Reynolds Herald, 86, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Johnston Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health.
She was born in the mountains of Moccasin Gap in 1933 to the late Maiden Reynolds and Dora Harmon Reynolds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Herald; son, Jeffrey Dean Herald; three brothers, Willard Reynolds, Sherman (LD) Reynolds, and Henry Reynolds; and two sisters, Gladys “Polly” Gordon and Beatrice Black.
Virginia moved to the Brumley Gap community over 62 years ago when she married and had many dear friends and neighbors. She relished living the country life and excelled at cooking, gardening, canning and taking care of her family and home. Her grandchildren, Corrie VanDyke, Grayson VanDyke and Tiffany Reynolds were the sparkle of her eye and delight in her world. She will be greatly missed.
Virginia was a member of the Chestnut Grove Community Church where she faithfully attended for many years. In more recent years, as her health waned, she also enjoyed attending the Sunday evening services next door at Fletcher’s Chapel.
Virginia is survived by daughters, Tracey Reynolds-Rexrode (Mike) of Brandywine, W.V.; Becky VanDyke (Jeff) of Simpsonville, S.C.; brother William Reynolds (Linda) of Kingsport,Tenn., and sister Vickie Jean Price (Paul) of Abingdon; grandchildren Corrie VanDyke (fiancé Brian Raynor) of Charlotte, N.C., Grayson VanDyke, and Tiffany Reynolds, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastors Travis Fletcher and Ronnie Matney officiating. A graveside committal service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Paul Price officiating. Those wishing to attend the committal are asked to meet at the cemetery.
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. The family of Virginia Reynolds Herald is in the care of Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.