Anne Reynolds spent her life as a joyful servant, taking great delight in deeds that "earned feathers for her angel wings." On Monday January 3rd, 2022, she received her wings in her home surrounded by loved ones.
Those who knew Anne can share countless occasions of generosity, compassion, and service; although, she staunchly avoided the spotlight and actively avoided credit - giving all the glory to God. It was often said that she "had the faith of ten preachers." Anne had a selfless spirit and derived great joy from service to her community, never turning down an opportunity to help. She embodied the spirit of Matthew 25:40, and could be heard regularly saying, "Whatever you do for the least of men, you do for me." Her fierce devotion to servitude inspired many over the years and created a legacy in her community.
Anne possessed a deep sense of patriotism and was enormously proud of her flag and her country. Her gratitude for the military, police, fire, and rescue was unparalleled. She proudly served at the Powhatan County Sheriff's Department for 30 years until her retirement in August of 2021. During her tenure, she served in an official capacity as Crime Analyst and an unofficial capacity as Department Mom.
Nothing gave Anne greater joy than feeding her family. She held a weekly Sunday dinner for decades - feeding family, friends, and friends of friends. Even when the budget was tight, no one was ever turned away and everyone walked away full - truly embodying Jesus' example of feeding the masses from loaves and fishes.
She is survived by her devoted husband and love of her life, Dabney Reynolds; her sister Cricket White; her daughter, Traci Catogni Whitley; her sons Donnie Catogni and Josh Catogni; and her stepchildren Melissa Gregory and Courtney Reynolds; and by her many, many unofficial adoptees who considered her Mom.
A small private service will be held immediately, with a public celebration of life to follow in the spring. In lieu of flowers, her family respectfully requests that donations be sent to her two favorite charities; the Ronald McDonald House and the USO.