Joy Reynolds Lenz


Joy Reynolds Lenz, age 86, a resident of Daphne, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at home surrounded by her children, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was an active member of Jubilee Baptist Church, P.A.L.S, and a former member of a local Mardi Gras mystic society; a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 37 years, Roy Reynolds; her second husband of 21 years, George Lenz; four brothers; and one sister.

Joy is survived by her daughters, Diane Garza (Fred) of Daphne and Vicki Shull (Mark) of Gulf Breeze, Florida; and son, Robert R. Reynolds Jr. (Marian) of Daphne; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Slay and Betty Johnson; brother, A.B. Crow; her dear companion, Paul Smith; and her dog, Pepper.

A celebration of Joy's life will be held Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Fairhope.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.

Interment will be held at Memory Gardens of Fairhope.

Per Joy's wishes, friends and family should wear bright colors to celebrate her life.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Jubilee Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 19698 Greeno Road, Fairhope, AL 36532, 251-990-7775,