Lillian “Lily” Alexandra Reynolds, 17, of Center, Texas, passed away on November 1, 2017 in Center. She was born on June 19, 2000 in Nacogdoches to Philip Taylor Reynolds and
Linda Joy Allen. Funeral Services for Lily will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 5,
2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Brister, Bro. Lacey Andrews, and
Bro. Terry Goodnight officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A
visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at
Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.
Lily grew up in Center and attended Center ISD. She was proud to be a Roughrider and
was involved in numerous activities and organizations such as Theatre, Band, and
Spanish Club. She was also a Chaparral and manager for the CHS Cheerleaders.
Lily dreamed of becoming a Special Effects Makeup Artist and Cosmetologist. She
absolutely loved doing hair and makeup. Anyone that allowed her could get a full
makeover from the eyebrows to the make-up, to the hairstyle. More than beautifying
others, Lily was content knowing she made their day brighter and what a ray of sunshine
she was! Lily was small in stature, but her heart was tremendous. She had so much love
and compassion for people that it overflowed onto anyone who had the pleasure of
meeting her. Lily adored her family and friends which she dedicated most of her time to
each day. Tia Lily, as her numerous nieces and nephews would call her, treasured the fun
moments spent with all “her babies.” There was no deeper connection than what Lily
shared with her brothers and sisters. Although, as much as she loved each one, they all
had to take a back seat to her little brother Levi. Those two have a bond that could never
Lily’s affection was not just for humans. This girl had a desire to help and save any and
every animal she encountered. Some might describe her as a collector and not just a
caregiver. You could be driving down the road and if Lily saw an abandoned or helpless
animal, you can rest assured tears would be streaming and the car would pull over. There
would be an extra passenger heading home with you, but that was Lily. No one had a
heart like hers.
Lily knew her way around the kitchen and was a pro at spicy Mexican cuisine. You might
be left with watery eyes and a runny nose, but you would be full and satisfied. Tacos
were her absolute favorite. She also liked to spend time with her family skiing and
snowboarding. She was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church.
Lily was full of life. The air was just easier to breathe with her lighthearted laughter and
love around. Her smile was infectious. The darkest day would immediately brighten at
the sight of Lily. Even when she was struggling, she would still manage to uplift others
instead of dwelling on her own cares. Her vibrant presence will forever be missed among
those who knew her.
Lily is survived by her father, Philip Taylor Reynolds; mother and step-father, Linda and
Enrique Rodriguez; brothers, Benton Randolph Reynolds and wife, Jessica, Enrique “Henry”
Rodriguez, Philip Taylor Reynolds, II and wife, Tobin, Ross Christian Reynolds and
fiancé, Kayla, Dillon McBride Reynolds and Samuel Levi Rodriguez; sisters, Zaira
Lorena Arcibar and husband, Juan, Emily Danielle Fausett and husband, Adam, Fernanda
Lilibeth Nutt and husband, Jerrod and Stephany Leonor Fitzgerald and husband, Nic;
paternal grandparents, George and Sally Reynolds; maternal grandmother, Lillian Allen;
nieces and nephews, Alexis Reynolds, Matthew Arcibar, Kayden Nutt, Conner Nutt,
Chloe Arcibar, Sophia Arcibar, Cassie Nutt, Audrie Rodriguez, Benjamin Arcibar,
Andrew Reynolds; and numerous other family and special friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Johnny Allen and cousins, Cory Bertrand
and Zane Allen.
Pallbearers will be Benton Reynolds, Enrique "Henry" Rodriguez, Taylor Reynolds, Ross
Reynolds, Dillon Reynolds, and Levi Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers are Juan Arcibar,
Adam Fausett, Jerrod Nutt, and Nic Fitzgerald.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign an
online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.