Marlene Ross Reynolds passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020, in Henrico, Virginia. She was born September 28, 1946, in Clifton Forge, Virginia, to the late Marvin Anthony Ross and Virginia Burns Ross. She is survived by a brother, M.W. “Bill” Ross of Fredericksburg and two children, Chad Ramsey Reynolds, and Dena Renee Reynolds and partner Robert O. Poplin.
Marlene began her career as a Registered Nurse after graduating from Roanoke Memorial Nursing School. After working in Roanoke as a nurse, she moved to Richmond and worked at St. Mary’s Hospital. After her nursing career, she helped manage a successful family business for nearly 25 years. In her retirement years, Marlene continued to help others by volunteering at nursing homes and assisting seniors in their homes so they could age in place.
Marlene will be remembered as a beloved mother who was passionate about helping others, gardening and traveling. She was a wonderful cook, making her own desserts from scratch and hosting wonderful family dinners and holiday events.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a contribution in Marlene’s memory to one of her favorite nonprofits: Feed More, 1415 Rhoadmiller Street, Richmond, VA, 23220.
Arrangements by Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel.