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Mary E. Reynolds

Mary E. Reynolds Mary E. Reynolds

Mary Evelyn Coe Reynolds, 94, a long-time resident of Corydon, Ind., went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, the 28th of October, 2020, at Harrison Healthcare Center, Corydon, when God, the lover of her soul, came to walk through the valley of the shadow of death with her. She loved her Lord more than any other person or thing and is now rejoicing while meeting Him face to face in glory.

Mary Evelyn was born in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., on July 1, 1926, to Guy N. and Maymie Collins Jordan.

At 16 years old, she married Napoleon Bonaparte Coe. After his death in 1974, she was joined in marriage to Paul David Reynolds on June 24, 2000.

She has served her Savior for many years in various ministries: as Sunday school teacher, missionary president, dorm mother at Ramsey Camp, pastor’s wife in the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection, as missionary to Haiti and while attending the Highlander Point Holiness Church in Floyds Knobs, Ind., and is loved by many for her warm friendship, caring and godly life.

Surviving to honor her and remember her love are her three sisters, Bonnie Jean Melton of Brandenburg Ky., Doris Virginia Shaffer of Corydon and Carrolyn Sue Schmidt (Larry) of Corydon; the families of her sister-in-law Wanda Coe and her brothers-in-law Raymond and David Coe; three stepchildren, Sharon Martin (Paul) of Bentley, Kan., Dale Reynolds (Vanita) of Frankfort, Ind., and Esther Burton (Randall) of Vinton, Va.; 10 step-grandchildren, Stephen Martin (Shannon), Sherilyn Lee (Johan), Dwayne Reynolds (Andrea), D. Angela Shelenberger (Robert), Paul Burton (Courtney), David Burton (Vanessa), John Burton (Kaitlyn), Ben Burton (Rachel), William Burton and Clarissa Burton; and several step-great-grandchildren.

She also considered it wonderful to have so many precious nieces and nephews and their families.

The family would like to thank Marva Alstott for her love and friendship for Mary Evelyn over the years.

She has been preceded in death by her parents, Guy N. and Maymie Collins Jordan; brothers, David Milton (infant), Charles Edward (Bud) and John Wesley; sisters, Frances Ellen (infant) and Anna Louise Willard; brothers-in-law, Woodie Melton Jr. and Paul W. Willard; nephew, Daniel W. Shaffer; niece, Mandy L. Wiseman; her first husband, Napoleon Bonaparte Coe, in 1974; and her second husband, Paul David Reynolds, in 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon, followed by a graveside committal service at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon. The Rev. Mark Lemon will officiate.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 1 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Coe, David Coe, James Melton, Scott Wiseman and Doug Schmidt.

The family would also like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at the Harrison Healthcare Center in Corydon for their attentiveness and loving care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial expressions of sympathy may be made in Mary Evelyn’s name to the Highlander Point Holiness Church, 5050 Duffy Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119-0367.