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Cecelia E. Reynolds, Clayton High and Middle School Teacher

Cecelia E. Reynolds, 60, of Monroeville, N.J., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 15, 2008, at her home. Born in Woodbury, she was a lifelong resident of Gloucester County.

For the past 19 years, she has worked as a permanent substitute teacher in the Clayton High School and Middle School. Cecelia was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Clayton, where she was the eighth grade religious education teacher, served on various church committees, and was a song leader for many years. She was a former Den Mother with the Clayton Cub Scouts and a member of the Aura School PTA.

Cecelia¹s cooking and baking skills were enjoyed by all of her family. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, doing for others, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and a special friend to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed.

Predeceased by her son, Joshua, in September, 2007, she is survived by her husband of 36 years, Charles E. Reynolds; her daughter, Christine Brooks (Jeffrey) of Clayton, three sons, Gregory Reynolds (Tracy) of National Park, Matthew Reynolds of Pennsville, and Paul Reynolds (Christy) of Clayton; her mother, Cecelia E. Gay, of Buena; four grandchildren, Kirsten, Dillan, Kayla, and Rebecca; three brothers, Robert Gay of North Carolina, Edward Gay of Buena, Joseph Gay of Deptford; and two sisters, Miriam Stuchel of Paulsboro and Catherine Gay of Buena.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 21, at 11 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Delsea Drive, Clayton, N.J. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the MATHIS FUNERAL HOME, 43 N. Delsea Drive, Glassboro, N.J.

Burial will be in the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Monroe Township, N.J. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey, 1034 Salem Rd., Union, NJ 07083.
Published in the Gloucester County Times on 2/18/2008.