Cumberland Times-News


April 22, 2014

LELIA F. REYNOLDS [Cumberland]

CUMBERLAND — Lelia Frances (Isaacs) Reynolds, 89, of Cumberland, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her home.

Born June 29, 1924, in Bristol, Va., and grew up in Arlington, Va., Mrs. Reynolds was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Isaacs and Margaret Jane (Lane) Isaacs. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, George David Reynolds, Jr., May 2, 2007; a brother, James; and her son-in-law, Allan Jones.

A graduate of Washington-Lee High School, Frances worked ten years for the Federal Public Housing Authority, Washington, D.C., as secretary for the Director of Personnel. She married George on Feb. 15, 1947. Frances was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed listening to music, playing the organ, and writing poetry, hymns, and songs. Frances enjoyed bird watching and her husband’s vegetable garden.

A sincere Christian, Frances was a member of the Arlington Presbyterian, Fairlington Presbyterian in Alexandria, Va., a charter member of the Faith Presbyterian in Kingstowne, Va., and most recently attended the Faith Presbyterian in LaVale. Frances is survived by her daughters, Nancy Caramia (Larry), Springfield, Va., Donna Jones, Paoli, Pa., and Barbara Wood (Juls), Cumberland; her grandchildren, Matthew Weaver (Joanna), Jeffrey Jones (Elizabeth), Kevin Jones (Krista), Jordan Wood Benavidez (Michael, Joshua Wood (Emily), and Christian Jones (Kara); and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may be received at the Jefferson Funeral Chapel, Kingstowne, Va., on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at the Faith Presbyterian Church, Kingstowne, Va., on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 10 a.m.

Interment will be private at the Columbia Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Benavidez, Larry Caramia, Jeffrey Jones, Kevin Jones, Christian Jones, Matthew Weaver, Joshua Wood, and Juls Wood.

Frances’ family is especially grateful for the excellent care and comfort provided by Dr. Gregg Donaldson, the WMHS Home Hospice, and by her special caregivers, Louise McMillan, Brenda Davis, JoAnn Knotts, and Sandy Hardinger.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Covenant Village Camp, Post Office Box 148, Flintstone, MD 21530; or, the Faith Presbyterian Church, 5725 Castlewellan Drive, Kings-towne, VA 22315.

The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, ( is in charge of the local arrangements.

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