Mary Lee Mendez Reynolds

Mary Lee Mendez Reynolds, 90, of Red House, entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 7, 2021, at her residence. She was the wife of the late James “Jimmy” S. Reynolds, II.

Born in Kyle, Texas on January 5, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Blas Mendez, Sr. and Felice Muñoz Mendez. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a former member of the Red Hat Society. Jimmy and Mary Lee owned and operated Jimmy’s Grocery in Red House for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Reynolds Colley of Red House; five grandchildren, Kristen R. Kiewiet de Jonge (Erik), Lindsey R. Hix (Will), James S. Reynolds, IV (Renée), Nicholas W. Colley (Sarah), Gloria C. Wade (Preston); 11 great-grandchildren, Louisa, Alexander, Vivienne, Anniston, Sawyer, James, Jackson, Lucas, Aiden, Cameron, and Alexis; daughter-in-law, Rita C. Reynolds; sisters, Gloria M. Gordon, Judy M. DeLeon (Martin), Shirley M. Trejo; two brothers, Blas Mendez, Jr. (Martha) and Philemon Mendez (Marion); sister-in-law, Betty R. Petty; numerous nieces and nephews; and two faithful caregivers, Debra Blackwelder and Teresa Haskins. She also leaves behind her two loving canine companions, her dearest Piper and Pippa.

Mary Lee was preceded in death by her son, James (Jim) Reynolds, III; two sisters; and a brother.

A celebration of life service officiated by Rev. Scott Curtis and Rev. Duane Shepherd will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the residence of Betty R. Petty, 129 Lawyers Road, Red House, followed by a private burial at Providence Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to Providence Baptist Church, PO Box 116, Red House, VA 23963, Appomattox Rescue Squad, PO Box 57, Appomattox, VA 24522, or Charlotte Rescue Squad, PO Box 330, Keysville 23947.

Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting