Mary McReynolds Moore died January 11, 2022.  Mary was born February 21, 1926, the eldest daughter of Lee and Ida Lyons McReynolds, and she lived a long, full life in Bristol until she went to be with the Lord and to be reunited with her loved ones who had gone before.

Mary was a faithful member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many, many years.  She had an encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible, and her family members are blessed to each have been given one of her well-used and well-loved Bibles with her copious handwritten notes.  Mary was able to make two visits to the Holy Land where her faith took special meaning as she walked where Jesus walked. 

For many years, Mary was a valued employee of J.C. Penney, always doing the best-possible job and forming lasting friendships. She had a quick mind and sharp memory, skills she put to great use in working crossword puzzles.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Moore; former husband, Leonard Cannon; brothers, James McReynolds, George McReynolds, and Jack McReynolds; and sisters Evelyn Ledwell, Betty Jane McReynolds, and Viola Fritz.  Survivors include her son, James Cannon and wife Jean; grandson, Dr. Chris Cannon and wife Jessica; great-grandchildren, Seth Cannon, Ryan Cannon and Joshua James “JJ” Cannon, all for whom she felt the greatest love and pride.  She is also survived by her sisters Shirley Ketron, Anne Garrett and husband James, and Sandy Kieffer and husband John. 

During the last two years of her life, especially, Mary grew in the most important ways; she became more patient, more tolerant, more loving, more understanding, and with greater wisdom, and that may be her greatest legacy. 

Mary’s family greatly appreciate the kind, patient, and loving care she was given at NHC.  Everyone there have always been so positive, helpful, and cheerful and eager and willing to do everything they could for Mary.  Thank you so much.

The funeral service and entombment will be private, with family only in attendance and with the Rev. Chad Blevins officiating. 

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.