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Lois Jean Reynolds  

Lois Jean Reynolds
“Lo”

September 14, 1951 – February 14, 2014

Lois Jean Reynolds, lovingly known by all as “Lo” age 62, of Townsend, DE passed away February 14, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Born September 14, 1951 in Wilmington, Delaware, to Orville M. Steele and L. Jean Steele, Lois was a graduate of William Penn High School. She made her career with Avon Products where she worked as a secretary for 23 years until her retirement.

Lo was an avid baseball fan, traveling often to watch her beloved Atlanta Braves. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, and collecting antiques. Lo loved country western shows, music and line-dancing with her companion, Gary Langille of New Castle, DE. Quick with a smile and laugh, she dedicated her time to helping various women’s charities as well as events to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. She received numerous awards and recognition for her service and dedication to the community.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Orville Steele, and her daughter, Jennifer Yates.

She is survived by her daughter, Torie Baker and husband Bruce of Townsend, DE; son James Adams of Newark, DE; grandchildren Christina, Tayler, Zack, Abigail, Elizabeth, Avery, Caden and Ryder. Lo had a large extended family and was blessed with too many friends to mention, all of whom offered support during her illness and to whom the family is forever grateful.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lois’ name may be made to Relay for Life, 92 Reads Way #205, New Castle, DE 19720 or to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Ilian matos, February 17, 2014

    I will remember you always my friend, all the good times we had together, the heavens gained another angel. RIP my friend, I love you.

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  2. Marcia Paxton, February 17, 2014

    Lois was a pleasure to work with at Avon. She was always pleasant and kind, with a ready smile. I am very sorry that her life was cut short. Please accept my sincerest sympathies for your loss. All of the Sales Operations Admins feel like we know the whole family through Lois’ pictures and stories about her beloved son, daughters and grandchildren. You were very much loved. You will have wonderful memories forever in your heart of your mother.

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  3. Kathy Giberson, February 17, 2014

    Lo, you will be missed. I will cherish our many, many conversations in your kitchen over coffee. We had a lot of good times and a lot of laughs. You were a great Mom, Grandmother and friend. Do me a favor and say Hi to George for me. Maybe you can teach him how to line dance. I will always have a place in my heart for you. May you rest in peace. Kathy Giberson

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  4. Rhonda & John Brown, February 17, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lo’s loved ones, who she cherished with all her being. You made her journey through this terrible disease as tolerable and comfortable as you possibly could. Showering her with love and laughter and making sure her bucket list was fulfilled. Many blessings to you all.

    Our hearts are all the richer for having had Lo in our lives. Our daily chats at work, sharing life stories as we walked endless miles preparing for the Avon Breast Cancer 3 day walk. The joy and pride we shared as we walked across the finish line. Her memory will remain in our hearts, her beautiful smile, her infectious laugh, her caring and giving spirit and I will always smile as I think of night we sang every song together at Ringo’s concert. Godspeed, dear Lo, until we meet again, RIP.

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  5. Ivy Benson, February 17, 2014

    My deepest sympathies to Lois’ family. I had the pleasure of working with Lois at Avon and we enjoyed talking about our families. She truly loved her family and was so proud of her children. It’s hard to believe she’s gone but I know she’s in a better place and smiling down on us from Heaven.

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  6. Judy and Harry Kline, February 17, 2014

    I enjoyed working with Lois and have fond memories. She loved her family so much. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you comfort and renewed strength. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13

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  7. Charlotte Short, February 17, 2014

    My deepest sympathy to Lois’s family. It was an honor and privilege to know. She was a lovely caring person that loved her family and friends.

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  8. Joanne Gray, February 17, 2014

    Dear Torie & family Lo will be greatly missed. I had many good times with her at Avon and socially. She was always a lot of fun. She was a great lady.

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  9. Carol Fretz, February 17, 2014

    To all who loved Lois… I am so, so, sorry for your loss… I enjoyed working with her at Avon… with her huge smile, and infectious laugh, she could brighten up even the cloudiest day. Her smile was the biggest when she talked about her family… you were her pride and joy, and she looked forward to sharing stories about all of you. I am certain that she is watching over all of you, and sharing those stories with everybody she meets in Heaven. May you all find comfort and peace in all of your happy memories of times spent with Lo, and remember her with a smile. She will ALWAYS be with you.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Carol Fretz

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  10. Cecilia Scherer, February 17, 2014

    You have her deepest sympathy, we are so very sorry for you loss. Thoughts, prayers, and hugs.

    Love,
    Cecilia & Tom Scherer and children

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  11. Doreen Grunwell, February 18, 2014

    I was fortunate enough to work with Lo, and share stories, laughter and sometimes, tears. I know how much she cherished her family….they are in my thoughts and prayers. My little corner of the world is brighter for having had Lo in it. Heaven has another angel. Rest in peace, Lo.

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  12. Elaine Papantinas, February 18, 2014

    I am so saddened to lose our Lois, however she is in heaven feeling happy. She was such a pleasure to work with and helpful in all details. Sympathy to her family and please know she was an extraordinary lady.

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  13. Bruce Baker - Torie's Husband, February 18, 2014

    Lo, it was tuff to watch you the last couple years as your health deteriorated but you always had a smile or a laugh, if I could help it. I miss the days when we would occasionally double-date and go out and have a good time and do some Boot Scoot and Boogie, as you always liked country music, line dancing and having fun. I am glad that your suffering has stopped and I hope that you have rejoined with your family that has gone before you. Keep watch over the rest of us that are still here to live the life we are destined too. Thanks for the Memories.

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  14. Allene Spence, February 18, 2014

    My thoughts and prays of sympathy go out to Lios’ family. From one baseballl fan to another. Lois and I would talk about baseball and her love of the Atlanta Braves and would look forward to the baseball season. We worked together at Avon and I think of her often.

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  15. Barbara Lewis, February 18, 2014

    My heart reaches out to Lois’ family and friends. Lois was a wonderful person and loved life. You could especially see how proud and loving she was when she talked about her family. I will always remember our talks and laughs we had together. I always think about the times we would take a half day off for our birthdays and go to lunch and see a movie together (just us girls). Lois’ love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared her love.

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  16. Gary Langille, February 18, 2014

    I LOVE YOU HONEY , rest in peace now ,watch over me until we meet again I`ll never forget you xoxo

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  17. Tracy Brophy, February 20, 2014

    Lo, you will always remain one special lady in my memories. Your kind heart lives on within your family still here. I know you’ll be watching over them with all the love you always have. God bless you and hold you close!

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