Raymond Emerson Reynolds

April 6, 1957 ~ September 29, 2011

Raymond Emerson Reynolds, 54, of Cloudcroft, NM passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011 in his daughter's residence in Moss Bluff.

Mr. Reynolds was born April 6, 1957 in Ionia, MI and had lived in the Lake Charles / Moss Bluff area all of his life, before moving to New Mexico for the past six years. He was a 1975 graduate of St. Louis High School and worked sixteen years at Condea Vista as an operator. He was a former chairman of OCAW Local 4-0555. Mr. Reynolds was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic minister. He was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3622 and was a CCD teacher and lector at St. Henry Catholic Church. He loved music, playing chess, and enjoyed reading. He was known for his great love of God, family, friends, and his community.

Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Denise Hanks Reynolds; son, Jack Leetel Reynolds and wife Anna of Lemoore, CA; daughters, Marie Moon and husband Matthew of Moss Bluff and Tabitha Davis and husband Chris of Mayhill, NM; parents, Deacon Jack Reynolds and wife Amy of Moss Bluff; brothers, Michael Reynolds and wife Tammy of Moss Bluff and Phillip Reynolds and wife Stephanie of Lake Charles; sister, Cynthia Robbins and husband Kevin of Moss Bluff; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and Steven Moon, Kyler and Jack Reynolds, and Caylin Reid.

His memorial service will be 7:00 PM on Monday, October 3, 2011 at St. Theodore Catholic Church under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Monsignor Charles Dubois will officiate. Visitation will be at the church from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a Cursillo Rosary at 6:00 PM.

Memorial donations can be made to the family to assist with medical expenses.

The family would like to express a special word of thanks to Monsignor Charles Dubois, Bernard Middleton, Heart of Hospice, Dr. Mathias, Dr. Velasquez and staff at Sierra Providence East Medical Center.

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  1. Billie Jean and I are so sorry to learn of Ray's passing. Our prayers are for him and his entire family at this time.

  2. Deacon Jack and family,My deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one…..God's Blessings today and always…..Regina GuidryHixson Funeral Home

  3. Dear Denise,It was so good to see you and your family tonight at Ray's memorial service. Bonnie and I would like to extend personal condolences to you. Is there as way we can visit with you? I would like to offer you an attunement before you return to New Mexico. Please give me a call at 802-5510. Radiantly with you. Dr. Palombo

  4. Dear Reynolds family, I was a classmate of Ray at St. Louis. I am so sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to briefly visit with Ray (and Denise) at our reunion last fall. My memories of Ray include his always smiling and being friendly. Ray was kind to all and had a great sense of humor. Ray's efforts to make the reunion was the talk among his classmates as we all were aware of his health. May God give you all comfort knowing his suffering is over. You are all in my prayers.

  5. Denise, Tabby, and the rest of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to all of you. Know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Denise: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please know that Ray is resting peacefully and without pain with Our Lord. I am so glad I had the chance to visit with you at the reunion last October. Ray was such a nice person and always had time for anyone.

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you in my prayers and I know it has been a long journey. GOD BLESS

  8. Ray was a great inspiration to us. He showed us how important it is to carry your burden and never lose your faith. We have so many happy memories of ALL the holidays we spent together. Thank you Ray for everything!!!

  9. Robin and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Jim and Robin.


  11. Uncle Ray was in inspiration to every and always was in the best of spirits even when he did not feel so great he would put on the biggest smile. I have so many great memories to carry with me of him especially all of our fun dancing we would do at Christmas…he always would put on some Michael Jackson to get everyone on their feet (Billie Jean if I remember correctly). Thank you to everyone for the prayers for our family his spirit will live on forever!

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