Obituary of Lucille Reynolds
Our loving and dedicated mother, Lucille Frances Drace Reynolds, age 96, and a longtime resident of Grant-Valkaria, FL, died peacefully on July 20, 2023, while under the precious and professional care of William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, FL.
Born in Green Bay, WI on September 25, 1926, Luci was the daughter of Leonard and Dorothy Drace and raised in Cooperstown, WI. She had a younger brother, Gene.
Growing up in Wisconsin made her a life-long, die-hard Green Bay Packer’s fan and proud cheesehead.
Luci met her future husband, Leo, in Long Beach, California where he was stationed in the Navy. They married in 1949 and traveled to many military bases and ports, eventually retiring in Key West, FL in 1968.
A deeply private person, Luci, devoted her life to being a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed being with her family, cooking, sewing, crocheting, quilting, traveling, walking, and participating in 5K’s. Her motto was: “Keep on Moving” and she did just that.
Luci was also a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She served several years with the St. Vincent DePaul-Food Distribution Center. She loved the Lord and He was her guiding Light.
Our mom is survived by her six (6) children, Mike Reynolds (Connie) Homosassa Springs, FL, Steve Reynolds (Teresa) Melbourne, FL, Maureen Reynolds Garrigus (Greg) Pace, FL, Diane Reynolds Girdley (Scott) Grant-Valkaria, FL, Jeff Reynolds (Gladys) Sebastian, FL, Greg Reynolds (Ellen) Glendale, MO; 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Luci was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, after 59 years of marriage, her brother Gene and daughter in law, Marsha (Mike).
Funeral services will be held at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Services -Palm Bay location, 950 Malabar Road SE, Thursday, July 27, 2023. The visitation is from 2-3 pm with the service at 3 pm. A representative from Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church will be officiating.
Interment will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, on July 28th and will begin at 1:30 pm. (arrive by 1:00pm).
Anyone planning to show monetary expressions of sympathy is asked to consider the Williams Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Pkwy., Malabar, FL 32907.
Arrangements entrusted to Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Services, 321-724-2224.