Margaret Robinson Reno
In Loving Memory
Canton - When reading the words of the poet E.E. Cummings... I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it ... We are reminded of the immeasurable love for Margaret Robinson Reno held in the hearts of her family. In the quiet morning hours of Thursday, November 12, 2015 Margaret Robinson Reno left this life. Our memories of Margaret remind us of her deep devotion to her family and her unconditional love for her children, grandchildren and her cats. Being born and growing up in Haywood County, Margaret loved the mountains “the sleeping giants”. Margaret graduated from the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She worked more than 40 years in the Haywood County School system. She was an avid reader, enjoyed working the daily crossword puzzles and watching old classic movies. She also enjoyed playing bridge and valued her friendships throughout her years. She was a beautiful woman of class and style, she loved every aspect of fashion. She especially enjoyed the view from her porch, the dogwood tree filled with bird feeders and the colorful changing of her flower gardens. She loved car ride outings with her children and driving through Canton reminiscing fond memories. We shall always remember her charming smile, the sparkle in her eyes and her sweet voice. In the words of her children “Mother was a woman of substance and remained the rock of our family until the very end. We honor her loving legacy – time will not change the many gifts she gave us. We love our Mama.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Gurley G. Robinson and Elsie Byers Robinson; a sister, Geraldine Robinson Peyton and her son-in-law, Tom Barry. Left to carry Margaret’s memory in their hearts are, her husband, A.J. Reno; her children, Jimmy and Connie Reno of Garner and their son Brian; Robin Reno Barry of Waynesville; Annette “Annie” Reno and Roger Haag of Columbus, Wisconsin and their daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Collin Hormig of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and Johnny and Dana Reno of Candler and their children, Corey and Katie; her sister, Betty Robinson Frazier of Franklin and a multitude of dear friends. The Reno family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the caregivers who gave their special care and kindness to Margaret for the last few years. Memorials may be in Mrs. Reno’s memory to the Haywood County Library, Canton Branch, 11 Pennsylvania Avenue, Canton, NC 28716. Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Reno family and words of comfort may be shared at www.crawfordray.com.