Ann Reynolds Plyler, age 65, of Monroe, passed away on October 9, 2021. She was born on February 15, 1956, daughter of the late Jefferson and Virginia Reynolds.
She was preceded in death by her special cousin, Ricky Jones and by her precious nephew, Jeffrey Reynolds.
Ann is survived by her husband of 43 years, Richard “Rick” Plyler; her daughter, Hannah Plyler Wickham (Alexander) and by her three precious grandchildren, Alexander Jr., Roman and Mara; her sister, Linda Bell and by her brother, Jeff Reynolds.
She was a very simple minded person who never had the finer things in life, but rather considered the blessings God provided. The most special thing about her was her compassion for others and how she might help anyone with a need. From a very young age, Ann learned how to be conservative and to make the most of what you have. At the age of 10, her father passed, leaving her mother and two siblings which leaned on one another in order to survive.
Ann was blessed to serve with many ladies at the Hemby Bridge Fire Department Ladies Auxillary. This group of ladies served in many functions to raise funds to purchase radios and other equipment for the men in the department and to transport food and beverages to the men whenever and wherever they were called to a fire scene or to an accident. She was also known for her pound cakes, which at community fund raisers and auctions were fiercely desired, which brought a smile to her face. She really enjoyed going to yard sales with family members and dear friend, Lynn Barlow and carefully search for bargains.
Graduating with a degree in Child Development and Advancement, Ann’s life was focused on nurturing children and sharing God’s love to each one she was blessed to know, which can not be numbered. For nearly 45 years her hearts desire was to see a smile on a child’s face and give everyone a special hug. Ann considered it her service to give back to the community and help in any way she could. For the past 10+/- years, Ann participated with Dolls on Mission led by Mrs. JoAnn Mussie. The men and women who serve in this endeavor hand stitch, stuff and fasion thousands of dolls annually that are distributed around the world to children and adults with the message of God’s love and salvation in Christ Jesus. She also enjoyed serving to make salvation bracelets with others who gather monthly at Trinity Baptist Church in Monroe. These bracelets are also distributed around the globe with the message of salvation in Christ Jesus.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Plyler will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Roanoke Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Indian Trail Cemetery. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Plyler family.