On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, Joann “Jody” McReynolds, passed away at
the age of 87. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the Amarillo Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 405 S. Western, with Bobby Harris officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Joann was born on November 30, 1934 in Sunray, TX to James and Susie
West. She married Carl McReynolds on September 14, 1953 and had 5 children whom they raised with much love and care while in the military. Joann always made time for everyone she met. She always provided support and love for her family. She and her husband Carl “Bud” worked to provide opportunities for their kids and grandkids.
Joann was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and held many positions throughout the years. By far her favorite would have been working with the children of the church. She was the Co-Director of Pathfinders for many years and would do winter camping with the kids so they could get their honors. She loved helping them get as many honors as they could even if it had to do with snakes. She taught the primary age kids for over 40 years before deciding it was time to try an adult class. Her oldest grandchild always said “no one could tell a story like Grandma Jody”.
Every summer she would go to summer camp and help with the crafts. She would help teach leather craft at blind camp then braiding and leather for the next camp. This continued for 30 years. Children were her life.
She retired from Amarillo ISD Food Service in 1997. She worked in the schools as the food service manager before her last school of Caprock where she retired.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Carl McReynolds, Son Danny McReynolds, Son Tony McReynolds, and Daughter, Penny McDougall
Survivors include a son, Carl McReynolds lll and wife Nancy of Fort Worth, TX; a daughter, Terri Morgan and husband Mark, of Amarillo, TX: grandchildren, Stephen McReynolds and wife Shelbi; Heather Fields and husband Steve; Dusty Tunnell and wife Meagan; Nick Tunnell; Reva McDougall; Amanda Hendricks and wife Cassie; Bryant McReynolds; Raven Oliver; Shawnay Herrera and husband Ismael; Scott McReynolds; Michael McReynolds; 15 great-grandchildren.
5 Replies to “Joann “Jody” McReynolds”
Jody was such a positive influence in my life! I remember her sense of humor and awesome laugh:). She will never know the influence she had on such a young girl growing up in the old Amarillo Church. Until that beautiful day, Jody! I know you will be one of the first to come forth:).
Jody influenced my family’s life in so many ways. When our kids were small, they loved going down to the front of the church to hear her children’s story. She loved those kids! I have been blessed by crossing paths with her here on his earth and look forward to the day when I will see her again in a better place. She will be greatly missed.
Dear Terri and family,
Those who touch our lives stay in our hearts forever. Whatever we face, we’re never alone. I know we serve an awesome GOD. For GOD takes our sorrows and makes them His own. I’ll always cherish the friendship I shared with Jody, Terri, and Bud. I know that Jody loved children and believe they are the future of the church. Little does she know that I was enamored with her story telling as the kids were. My heart goes out to the family during this time. The sun has set on an amazing life. Jody, I Love you and you will truly be missed by all.
Love you always,
I grew up with Jody being a role model for me! She always was laughing and making fun! I loved being around her and her enthusiasim for life. She was blessed with a wonderful family and many years after I left town, she and I still corresponded some. May we met in heaven Jody, and thanks for all the laughs and encouragement you gave me. Loved you so much!
Beverly Stevens Dittberner
Jody was a wonderful Godly women that will be greatly missed. I remember many of her children stories and fun social events.