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Juanita "Nita"  Lee Reynolds Richey
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Nita Richey

Juanita Lee “Nita” Reynolds Richey, 85, died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Hospice House of the Piedmont.

Born in Danville, VA on November 8, 1932 to the late George W. Reynolds and the late Grace Anglin Reynolds, she graduated from Ware Shoals High School and later received a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. After graduating college, she worked as a stewardess with Delta Airlines. Upon her marriage, the airline provided a free honeymoon trip to Jamaica. She held various executive secretary positions, to include working for Greenwood School District 50.

The role she held most dearly was that of devoted Army wife, mother and Nana to 5 grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, bridge club, playing the piano, dancing, shopping, scrapbooking, and putting together hundreds of photo albums over the years. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels, Welcome Wagon, Self Regional Hospital Auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, LTC(Ret) Wayne Burts Richey, a daughter, Sharon Richey Vicars (Cliff), a son, Michael Wayne Richey (Sarah), grandchildren, William Richey Niedrich, Jon Michael Richey (Jessa), Hannah Elizabeth Richey (fiancé Jared), Tucker James Richey, and Charleston Andrew Vicars. A sister, Barbara Reynolds Lee (the late Charles H. Lee). Her nieces and nephew include; Jenny Lee Hall (Thomas), Steve Lee (Jennifer), Donna Lee Davis (Tim), Ken Lee (Selina), six great nieces and nephews, and five great, great nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday from the Blyth Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Toby Frost officiating, with a graveside service to follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 2:00 Wednesday afternoon.

Memorials can be made to South Main Street Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1093, Greenwood, SC 29648 or HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.

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12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649





2:00 PM
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

Cemetery Details


Greenwood Memorial Gardnes

3302 Highway 25 North
Hodges, SC 29653


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