Pamela Kay Reynolds nee Freeze of McLeansboro passed away November 6th, 2021, at the age of 73. Mrs. Reynolds is survived by her two children Garth Kyle Reynolds and partner Angelitta Campbell of Springfield, Illinois, as well as Glenna Katrina Hagan nee Reynolds and husband Ian Hagan of Peoria, Illinois. She was proceeded in death by her beloved husband Gary Keith Reynolds as well as both parents Audrey and Dorothy K. Freeze nee Durner of McLeansboro, Illinois.
Mrs. Reynolds was born January 1st, 1948, in Saint Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Hazelwood High School in 1966 then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy in 1972. She was an alumni member of the Lambda Kappa Sigma fraternity.
She married Gary Keith Reynolds on May 13, 1972. Together they founded Reynolds Valu-Rite Pharmacy in November of 1973. They served the healthcare needs of Hamilton County until 2002. Afterword, she served the needs of her community as a pharmacist in a variety of practice settings until her retirement.
Mrs. Reynolds was a member of Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church where she was involved in the choir, Awanas, and Vacation Bible school over the years. She was also an auxiliary member of the Gideons International organization. Pamela served as a den mother for the Boy Scouts of America and troop leader for the Girl Scouts of America. She held several positions in the local services unit for the Girl Scouts.
She was an active member of the Illinois Pharmacist Association (IPhA). As a member, she served on the Board of Directors as Regional Director and Secretary. Pamela also served as a Regional Delegate to the IPhA House of Delegates. Mrs. Reynolds received the Bowl of Hygeia for Service to the Community and the Profession of Pharmacy in 2000. She and her husband Gary are one of few pharmacist couples who have both received the Bowl of Hygeia, which is one of pharmacies highest and distinguished honors. She was a member of the Southeastern Illinois Pharmacy Association, the Far South Illinois Pharmacists Association, and Metro-East Pharmacists Association, the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy Alumni Association, and a Life Member of the Mortar and Pestle Society.
Funeral services will be held at 10AM on Thursday, November 11th at Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church where the Reverend Jacob Gray will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5PM to 8PM on Wednesday, November 10th at Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Illinois Pharmacists Association Foundation or the Gary K. ’71 and Pamela K. ’72 Reynolds Memorial Leadership Award Scholarship at the St Louis College of Pharmacy at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Memorials will be accepted at Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church and at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro has been given charge of arrangements where you may call (618) 643-2321 for more information. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.gholsonfuneralhome.com