Jeanne Fleming Reynolds

November 17, 2020

Jeanne Kathleen Fleming Reynolds, 85, beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, & great-aunt passed away on November 17, 2020.

Jeanne was born on February 20, 1935 in Kittanning, PA, to Glenn G. Fleming & Mary Kelly Fleming. Due to her father’s engineering job, they lived many places throughout the northeast in her youth. She graduated from Ridgewood HS, in Ridgewood, NJ in 1953. Soon thereafter her family relocated to Charlotte, NC. Jeanne graduated in 1957 from Queens College/University with a BS in Mathematics & Bio Chemistry. She then attended graduate school at UNC-CH where she met the love of her life, John Reynolds.

Jeanne & John met on a blind date during John’s senior year of dental school and were married at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte on July 5, 1958.
They moved to Charleston, SC for John to report to duty as an officer in the US Navy Dental Corps. Their first daughter, Kathleen was born there at the Naval Hospital in 1959. After several years in Charleston they moved back to Charlotte, NC for John to begin his private dental practice. Jeanne then had two more daughters, Mary & Patricia.

Jeanne was very Active in her community all her life. She joined the Charity League of Charlotte in 1968 and served as president three times they were also longtime members of Myers Park country club. When her youngest daughter started school, Jean decided to join the workforce where she broke mini glass ceilings along the way. Her first professional job was selling advertising at the Charlotte Observer. She made many friends and paved the way for other women in that industry. She then became the first marketing director of freedom mall in West Charlotte in the 1980s and made that mall a popular destination. There, she started a team board for local youth and a scholarship for those interested in studying marketing in college. Jean was also very involved in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Where she served as a local, regional, and national judge. She then went out on her own and started a health related publication, of which she was publisher and editor, “to your Health”, which ran for many years. Jeanne was also a real estate broker and nominated in the early 1990s for “Charlotte business woman of the year“.

During Jane and John‘s retirement they traveled extensively, visiting all 50 states in many continents and islands along the way. They were also very active in the antique car clubs of the Hornets nest region and many activities at the Cypress club of Charlotte where they have resided over the last several years. Jean was a known natural leader and ultimately served as president of virtually every organization she joined. Whether it be a book club, her sorority, dental auxiliary and especially the Charity League. Jeanne not only had a great love for her fellow man but poor animals, especially dogs she truly loved her dogs Clyde, buddy and Goldie. Besides our mother's, smile she was also known for being impeccably dressed and her love of nice shoes.

Jeanne is survived by many who dearly loved her, most of all her husband of 62 years, John Reynolds. She also leaves behind her beloved daughters of whom she was so proud: Kathleen R Turner (David) of Charlotte, Mary R Webster Shoemaker (Jamie) of Calabash, NC and Patricia R. Jetton (Will), of Charlotte.
Grandchildren: Megan Wright, Ian Turner, Abby Webster, Elizabeth Jetton, Katherine Jetton, and great-granddaughter Chloe Jeanne Wright.

Jeanne also leaves behind her only sister and best friend Joan F sloan of Matthews North Carolina, two sisters in law, many nieces and nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents, Jeanne was preceded in death by her grandson John “Matthew “Wright and son-in-law Bill Webster.

A private service for immediate family will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a public memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Charity League of Charlotte, www.charityleagueofcharlotte.org and the Humane Society,
www.humanesocietyofcharlotte.org.

 

 

 

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  • Margaret atack

    She was such a wonderful person. Always great to talk to her. I know her family and friends will miss her terribly!

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  • Andrea Long

    I remember Jeanne and John with such fondness from our days at the Knights games in Fort Mill. Jeanne was always so stylish—even at the ballpark!—and such a beautiful person in every way. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • Elfi Houck

    I was lucky to be friends with Jeanne. She was delightful, beautiful, smart and very caring.
    She sent me a lovely sympathy card when I lost my husband of 60 years on Oct. 14th.
    And to think just 5 weeks later she has also passed on. RIP, dear friend. Condolences
    to John and the family.

  • Elizabeth Connelly

    Jeanne was an AGD soroity sister. She and I along with a younger sister went to Kansas City for convention in the 70s. I will always remember Jeanne fondly. Sincerely, "Pete" Connelly