Terra Hope Reynolds went home to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 44 on September 29, 2021, at Freeman West following a lengthy illness. Terra was born on March 2, 1977, to Melvin George Taylor Jr and Glenda Faye Taylor in Forsyth Missouri.
Terra grew up in Appleton City Missouri graduating at the Appleton City High School in 1995 after graduation she moved to Rich Hill Missouri where she had her children and furthered her education at Crowder College, earning an associate degree and graduating with honors. After a few years break, she decided to further her education even more and earned a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in criminal justice. In 2013 she moved to Nevada Missouri with the love of her life, Brian Reynolds, and they were united in marriage on September 9th, 2017. Terra had a huge passion for children and advocated for them every chance she got. She also believed everyone had good in them and deserved a second chance in life. She spent many years working as a substance abuse counselor in Nevada Missouri. Terra had a heart of gold and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family fishing camping and singing. She was overflowing with love for her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Terra fought a long hard battle the last three years of her life but was always worried about everyone else and always had a smile on her face. Terra cherished the bond that she and her husband shared, a bond that is unbreakable and the epitome of true love in the rarest form. There will not be a day go by that Terra is not remembered and missed by all who loved her dearly.
Terra is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and nephews Michael and Caysin
Terra is survived by her husband Brian of the home; stepmother LouAnn Taylor; sisters, Delena (Michael) of the home, Ruby (fiance Virgil), Shawna (Dennis), and Anna; brothers, Nathan (Marsha), Cleatis, and Larry (Evie); children, Shonasea (Dusty), Fredderic and Maddy; grandchildren, Lyric (Nanner Baby) and Gracelynn (Gracie); nephews, William (Delia), Appachey (Jessica), Austin, and Travis (Tiffany); nieces, TeArra, Cynthia, McCayla, Autumn, and Kayla (Rick); great nephews, Braelyn (best friend), Asher James, and Dirk; great niece, Alicia (Triston); one great-great niece Emersyn; and a special friend, Kevin (Lori).
The funeral service for Terra will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Ferry Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Ferry Funeral Home to help with expenses.