Margaret Robinson Reno

- Thursday, November 12, 2015

In Loving Memory

Photo of Margaret Robinson Reno  - -2015

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

Condolences from family and friends

What a pleasure it was to know your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jennifer Halstead
When I was a little kid I thought Margaret was the prettiest woman I had ever seen. She stayed pretty - and kind- and sweet. I'll be thinking of all of you as you deal with missing her.
Cathy Hall Walsh
Our deepest sympathy to the Reno Family! May God comfort you and give you His peace!
Kim and Mary Milner
Your mother was a delight to know, always kind and caring, always proud of her children. In all due respect, Margaret could have worn a "tow sack" and "brogans" and looked gorgeous enough to have walked a fashion runway. I will always remember her with her ever-present smile and graciousness.
Edie Burnette
Dear Family, It is with sadness that I write these lines. I will always remember Margaret as one of my Daddy's favorite cousins. What a beautiful lady she was. . . sweet, soft-spoken, always fashionable, and kind. Her smile could light up a room. Her gentle nature will be missed. My deepest sympathies to each of you. With love, Sharon
Sharon Byers Conner
I'm so sorry for your loss!!! Your Mama was a beautiful lady with class who loved her children dearly!!! I am so thankful I got to visit with her and tell her I loved her. It was so good to see you Annette and Robin. I felt your pain with what you were going through and totally understand. Sometimes God brings people back together for a reason!! Y'all are in my prayers!!! I love you both !!
Anne Fore Elliott
Prayers for you, Annette, and family during this time.
Angie K. Stafford
She always made me feel special and cared for. I love how her eyes always held a smile.
Stephanie Cox Wright
I will always remember Mrs. Reno as one of the sweetest women I have ever known. She always carried herself with such class and dignity. Even in her later years she was still sharp as a tack, and still had a smile that would light up any room. I will miss seeing her in the stores and various eating places around town. When I think of Penn. Ave. Elementary School, I will think of her. To the family, I extend my deepest condolences. May God grant you comfort and solace during this time of bereavement. God bless each of you.
June Tucker
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this difficult time. May the memories you hold so dear and close give you the strength to make it through the days to come. Much love coming your way, There are no "Goodbye's" , you will be together one day.
Cindy Dixon-Owen
A.J. and Family, I an so sorry for your loss of a dear wife and mother. Margaret was a beautiful lady in all ways. It was a pleasure to know her and work with her all those years. I will keep you all in my prayers as you go through this sorrowful time.
Joan Morgan
Always a smile on her face is what I will remember about Margaret. Lots of good memories of the days when our children were involved in sports at the "Y" God bless you AJ and all of the family
Juanita Dixon
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Reno's passing. She was one of my favorite people. I have many fond memories of her. She was a lady of elegance and grace. When I think of Penn. Ave. Elementary School, she will always be in those memories. To the family, may God grant you comfort and solace in the days ahead. God be with each of you. ✌
June Tucker
What a lovely lady your mother was...
Kathy Robertson
My deepest condolences to your dear family.
Lisa Devlin Patten
Annette, Robin and family, I am so very sorry to learn of your beautiful mothers passing. I remember her fondly thru the years and the many times we talked. I know how deeply you will miss her. She was always a friend and good neighbor to Madeline and Bill. I think how many of the sweet neighbors on that street are now gone and I like to think of them sharing stories in heaven and gathered together once more. Please know you are very much in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you
Dawn Worley Hyatt
I am so sad to find out today about Mrs.Reno passing away,I owned Candy's Clothing in Clyde and Mrs.Reno was one of my best customer's as well as Robin and Annette. I always loved the way she dressed, she had so such class. Her sweet voice and her beautiful smile will be missed. Heaven gained a precious lady, I will be praying for you all!
Candy Parham Inman
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Reno. When I think of her I think of how she loved her clothes I use to tell her she could wear a toesack and make it look good. She had such a beautiful smile and every time I would see her she would always stop and talk with me, I think her love for people spoke for itself. She was always so soft spoken. I was honored to have known her. She will be greatly missed.
Gail Burrell
To Family and Friends, Deepest condolences and sincere sympathy, With Loving Regards, Madge, Verlin and Karen The Enloes
Rest In Peace
Douglas Reno Parson