OBITUARY

Anne Reynolds Nail

March 20, 1938April 16, 2019
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FAYETTEVILLE—Anne Nail, 81, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Richmond, her son Todd (Jill), her niece Courtney, her nephew Josh, her great-niece MJ, and her stepfather Ed Laughman. Mrs. Nail was preceded in death by her mother Lucy Laughman, and her sister Joan Beck. Anne was famous for working at the K-Mart Corporation as a Systems Trainer for over 30 years, and she was a devoted and beloved member of the Arran Lake Baptist Church. The Service for Anne will be Friday, April 19, 2019, at 12 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills, NC. There will be a visitation at Reeves Funeral Home from 11:00-12:00 prior to the service, with burial at Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, NC immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Arran Lake Baptist Church.

  • FAMILY

  • Richmond Nail, Husband
  • Todd Nail, Son
  • Jill Nail, Daughter-in-law
  • Joni Reynolds, Sister
  • Courtney Loiselle, Niece
  • M J, Other

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Burial Friday, April 19, 2019

Memories

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Mark Cochran

April 30, 2019

I want to express my condolence to Dick. I am truly sorry for your loss. I also express my condolence to Todd and Jill. Losing
your Mothers is a terrible loss. Thank you for letting me know.

Rocco Denote

April 22, 2019

God Bless you Annie. Although it has been almost 50 years since we have seen each other, I will never forget the kindness and love I saw when with you Rich and Todd. Rest in Peace Anne.

Ron Maurer

April 19, 2019

I have lots of good memories of when we were growing up. As one of my older cousins, Anne helped keep me out of trouble and helped keep me doing the right things. As I got older I didn’t see her as often as she moved further away and didn’t make it to family gatherings as often. I am thankful she was part of my life. She will be missed.

Sharon Cheshire

April 18, 2019

Fondly remember Mrs. Ann from all our years together at Kmart. Such a great woman. Very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Ann.

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Biography

      In the song of life, Anne Reynolds Nail was surely the composer. A very observant woman who would rather spend her time creating than talking, Anne preferred to live in a world of harmony where everything around her made sense. In fact, she depended on her sensory world to provide her with concrete data. A free spirit, Anne believed that actions definitely spoke for themselves. She seemed to know what fit and what didn’t fit in everything she did. Anne perceived that all of life’s possibilities were open to her, yet she lived with a definite sense of purpose. She was a woman who was always ready to share her creations with those around her.

       Her parents were Lucy and Milton, and her stepfather was Edward Laughman. Anne was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. As a young child, Anne was optimistic in her outlook. She sought out the possibilities in a given situation and looked for ways to apply her creative energies. Anne rarely called attention to herself, but when she did speak out, her message was clearly understood by those around her.

      Early on in her family relationships, Anne showed that she was a tolerant and flexible person, and she got along fairly well with everyone. She had two siblings, one of whom was her younger sister, Joni, who was a twin who dies at birth. She was a calm and playful child who was adaptable to any situation.

      Early on in her school years, Anne showed an interest in learning, especially when it came to subjects in the arts. At times, school learning did not provide Anne with sufficient challenges, but being an avid reader, she could often be “lost in a book” well above her grade level. Her passion for fine arts was so keen that fellow students and even her teachers recognized it. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      A person who was sensitive to others’ feelings, modest and tolerant, Anne had the ability to become completely devoted to another when that affection was returned.

      Anne was exceptionally sympathetic and compassionate when it came to her child. These emotional bonds made her as much playmate as parent. She gave her family unconditional love and kindness, sharing her artistic nature by turning everyday events into creative play. Anne was blessed with one child, her son, Todd.

      Anne found ways to enjoy what she did for a living. She worked hard and did her best to succeed every day. Her primary occupation was in Retail and Systems Training. She was employed for 30 years by the Kmart Corporation. Anne tended to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done without imposing her will on others.

      Anne enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were cross-stitching, playing GameBoy, quilting, and reading. Anne was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others. She was relaxed in her approach to her leisure time because she wanted to savor the present moment.

      Anne liked sports. In high school, Anne played Basketball. Anne was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were Nascar and Football (Professional and College).

      Anne was a woman who took pride in upholding her beliefs. So it’s little wonder that she took an active role in her community. A loyal contributor, Anne was comfortable in the role of a team player. Politically, Anne was a Republican. Anne was able to serve her community well, thanks to her open mind and faithful commitment.

      Anne’s faith was important to her. She was a member of Arran Lake Baptist Church for 10 years. During that time, she was active in Sunday School and Small Group. Anne's passionate commitment to upholding her values placed her at home in her religion, where she took comfort in the company of others who believed as she did.

      Because she loved the world around her, Anne enjoyed traveling and going away on vacations. It was an opportunity for her to kick back and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Anne put her personal trademark on any leisure planning that she undertook. Favorite vacations included Cherokee, North Carolina for family visits.

      Anne was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Anne’s favorites was Torrah, a Black Chow dog. They were best friends for 15 years. Her family was rounded out by her three dogs, Nikko, Tobby, and Scout.

       In retirement, she found new pleasure in traveling and Church activities. Even in retirement, Anne continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. In these later chapters of her life, she became active in the community, feeling fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her and simply enjoying what she had worked so hard to attain.

      Anne passed away on April 16, 2019 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She succumbed to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). She is survived by her husband, Richmond; her son, Todd (with wife Jill); her niece, Courtney; and her great-niece, MJ. Services were held at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills, North Carolina. The service was officiated by Pastor Jeff Isenhour, and the music was provided by Danny McDonald. Anne was laid to rest in Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

      Anne was a good woman, a kind woman, and a practical woman who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being warm and deeply caring. She leaves behind her a treasury of life-long friendships and wonderful memories. Anne always had much to give and was able to make those connections in her life where her gifts were appreciated. Anne was a faithful, practical and loving person. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Anne Reynolds Nail.