Avelean Reynolds

November 26, 1942 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Avelean Reynolds, 80, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on August 20,2023.
Avelean was born on November 26, 1942, in Lakeland, FL to Therman G. and Avie (Osteen) Baker.
Avelean was a banker, working in the trust department at the original People's Bank and she was proud of her job. She absolutely loved fishing. She ran the campground at Lake Arbuckle and if the fish were bitin' she'd prop up her infamous sign that read: "Gone fishin'. Pick a spot and I'll even up when I get back". She was a member of Fellowhsip Church in Lakeland and attended regularly. She loved to cook and always made enough for anyone who might stop in. If you left her house hungry, it was your own fault. She loved her oatmeal and creme snack cakes, thrifting and just going out for a ride. She adored her family and her great grandkids were her pride and joy. She had a stubborn streak and she was a strong woman who fought the good fight and finished her course. She adored her husband Lavon for 58 glorious years and never left the house without a kiss. She leaves behind a large, loving family with many fond memories to cherish forever. She will be missed very much.

Avelean is survived by her loving husband, Lavon Reynolds, her daughter, Cecilia (Warren) Bryant, her son, Anthony (Cynthia) Reynolds, grandchildren, Emily Patterson, Zachary Patterson, Brianna (Justin) Landreth, Hannah (King Solomon) Manago, Savannah (Jacob) Stump, Carrie (Aaron) Testerman and Christian (Jason). She leaves behind her beloved great-grandchildren, Silas, Dallas, Kylee, Abigail, Naveah, Brylie, Eli, Junior, Sophia, King Solomon Jr. aka "Louie", Seth, Jacob, Braden, Ronan, and the great grands on the way, Maritia-Avelean, Cianna, and Avery.
Friends and family will be received Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 3:00 PM at Fellowship Church Assembly of God, 4405 North Galloway Road Lakeland, FL 33810.
A funeral service will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, August 26, 2023, with Dan Applewhite officiating. A graveside service will follow at Mt.Tabor Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Zach Patterson, King Solomon Manago, Wayne Rowe, Aaron Testerman, Justin Landreth, and Warren Bryant.
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Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Lanier Funeral and Cremation Services, 717 Griffin Road Lakeland, FL 33805, (863) 687-3996

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August 26, 2023

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fellowship Church Assembly of God
4405 North Galloway Road
Lakeland, FL 33810

Funeral Service
August 26, 2023

4:00 PM
Fellowship Church Assembly of God
4405 North Galloway Road
Lakeland, FL 33810


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