Jim Reynolds Memorial Expenses

As we were seated at our family Easter Dinner on Sunday afternoon, the call came in that we were dreading. Our dear Brother and Friend, James Reynolds had gone home to meet his Lord.  It had been a sudden illness, complicated by previous health issues that led to a rush to the ER on Tuesday night. Multiple organ failure ensued and after tearful goodbyes from the Love of His Life, Judy, and Precious Daughters and Grandchildren, Jim departed his earthly vessel on, most poignantly, Resurrection Day.  He was 52 years old.  Our Dear Sister Judy has been left behind, too young to be a widow, yet trying to be strong for her family. 

At Judy's side, Jim leaves behind two sons, Jake and Joey, of California, three daughters, Jessica (Nick), Justine (Carlos), and Julia (Daniel), and five granddaughters, with a 6th grandchild on the way. Jim was considered a father-figure to many young adults throughout his life, often supplying encouragement and support.

Both Jim and Judy accepted the Lord as their Savior and were baptized on August 29th, 1990, and credit Him for all help received in times of trouble and more importantly, in good times as well. 

Jim, the primary breadwinner, was not a man of means, due mainly to the fact that he always put others needs ahead of his own, and anything he had, he shared freely. The most challenging example of this was during the time after the birth of his only Grandson Jaythian, born with a rare neurological condition for which there was no cure. His countless ways of support for Jaythian and his daughter, Julia, came as they struggled with expensive treatments to and from Cleveland Clinic for three years before the angels took Baby Jaythian home. We are confident that Grandpa Jim is reunited with his beautiful Grandson today.

Steve, Myself, our Sister Charmaine and Husband Joe are pleading on Judy's behalf to raise the funds needed to help offset the expenses for a Memorial Service and outstanding medical bills.  The hospital tried valiantly to save Jim for over five days, using every extraordinary measure they could muster, because it just didn't seem like it was his time to go.  But none of us ever know when our time will be unfortunately.  If you could find it in your heart to help us Rally around Judy at this time, your support would mean the world to us, and to Judy.

Thank you for taking the time to read of our plight, and may God Richly Bless You in your comings and goings.


Mary Shambaugh and Charmaine Jabr


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Organizer and beneficiary

Mary Ritter Shambaugh 
Newark, CA
Judith Reynolds 
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