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Janann (Brooks) Reynolds

April 18, 1941 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

     Janann Brooks Reynolds died on December 27, 2021 at the age of 80.  She was the daughter of the late Ben and Martha Jane Brooks.  She was born on April 18, 1941 and resided most of her life in Waynesboro, Georgia.  She and her late husband Thomas L. Reynolds, Sr., raised four children in a loving home welcoming to family, friends, friends of friends and a stray dog or two.  Janann had a lifelong love of learning.

     While continuing to manage a busy family, she returned to school to earn her BFA at Augusta University and later went on to earn here MFA at Georgia Southern University.  After graduating, Janann shared her talent and love of art first as an art teacher and later by teaching humanities and art at Augusta University.  She went on to serve an even wider community creating art education programs at the Morris Museum of Art.  

     Janann will be lovingly remembered by her children for encouraging their interest and dreams no matter how far away it led them.  She will be remembered by all that knew her for her constantly growing collection of books, thirst for knowledge, love of a large family and the beautiful chaos that comes with it. 

     Janann is survived by her loving sister and brother in law Tellene and Chris Sylvester, her four chldren, Thomas Lazear Reynolds, Jr., Benjamin Brooks Reynolds (Cecilia), Alice Gray Reynolds, Angelina Reynolds Ferrin (Stephen), and seven grandchildren, Jack, Charlotte, Benjamin, Peter, Janie, Flora, and Jude, a niece, Martha Sylvester Merry (Brad) and nephew John Sylvester (Joy).

     The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers of Made Your Day for their kindness, care, and compassion.

     Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with the Reverend Jimmy Cason presiding.  Visitors are asked to practice social distancing and encouraged to wear a mask.  In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  

     Burke Memorial Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. 

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