Mary Davis Reynolds

Mary Davis Reynolds passed away peacefully on January 24th at her home in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. She was born in Montevallo, Alabama on September 14, 1934, and was the granddaughter of James Alfred and Susie Matilda Moody Cunningham. She was the fifth daughter of Joseph Thomas and Susie Mae Davis.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of thirty years, Corder Samuel Reynolds. She is survived by her daughter, Diana Spencer (James V. Spencer, III deceased), granddaughters, Shannon Diane Poole; from Hoover, AL, and Stephanie Michelle Smith (Dr. Shawn Jason Smith) from Vestavia Hills, AL; great granddaughters, Alexandra Diane Poole, Sophia Faye Smith, and Claire Michelle Smith.              

Mary had seven sisters: Annie Mae Dockery (Walter) deceased, Sara Ruth Nichols (Jim) deceased, Ellen Louise Bunn (Morris) deceased, Josephine Marie Davis (deceased), Lula Kathleen Hereford (Charles-deceased), Laura Carolyn Tramell (Barney) deceased, and Stacy Davis Cushing (Jerry).  She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she adored.         

Her youth was spent growing up in a faith-filled family and she and her sisters remained close during their lifetime.  Each year after moving back to Alabama, they planned a “sister trip” to the beach, the mountains or to The Biltmore Estate. They cherished their “sister time” and one year at Panama City Beach they were stranded when Katrina hit, and they stayed there together anyway!  Their faith kept them safe and what a wonderful story they told afterwards!      

The life skills Mary learned from her dear Mother and Father served her well during her lifetime which entailed moving to Kansas to California, then to Maine and finally to Louisiana. She was always extremely close to her family and spent many summers and holidays traveling back to Alabama to visit. She was a devoted wife, Mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and the time she spent with each of us enriched our lives, provided us with our own faith journey and gave us insight into her sense of adventure, her many travels and her flair for fashion and interior decorating. We know she sent us a message of comfort to remain faithful as we found a note, she wrote to us which reads “Remember if we fill our hours with regrets over failures of yesterday and with worries over the problems of tomorrow, we will have no today in which to be thankful. Take the time to be joyous and happy. “Thanks be to God.

Services to honor the life of Mary Davis Reynolds will be held Monday, February 5, 2024, in the chapel of Charter Funeral Home in Calera, Alabama. A time of visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until her service begins at 11:30 a.m. Following her services in the chapel she will be laid to rest in the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama. Mary’s committal service time is at 1:15 p.m.


  1. Mary Lynn on February 2, 2024 at 8:43 pm

    Diana, Shannon, Stephanie, and The Girls,
    I am so sorry for another loss so close to your beloved, Jim. And yet, so blessed to know that she was ready to go be with her Lord and her much loved Corder!
    You all are in my prayers always for your loss here on earth. Yet with our true faith in Christ Jesus and in His Resurrection, we do rejoice knowing that we too, will be with our God and our loved ones at the time of our own death and resurrection!
    Love you all,
    Mary Lynn

  2. Tina Hereford Clark on February 2, 2024 at 8:49 pm

    My heart and prayers go out to
    You and your children Diana.
    I’m so so sorry about Aunt Mary.
    I love you Aunt Mary.
    Rest in Paradise
    Till we all meet again.

  3. Tina Hereford Clark on February 2, 2024 at 8:52 pm

    My heart and prayers go out to you and the girls. I am so so Sorry
    About Aunt Mary.
    I Love you Aunt Mary
    Rest in Paradise
    Until we all meet again.

  4. Jennifer and Eric on February 4, 2024 at 3:45 am

    Praying for continued strength for you and your precious girls. You cared so well for your mom!!