Martha Hyde Reynolds Stack, 98, earned surgical nursing degree from Johns Hopkins

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Martha Hyde Reynolds Stack
Martha Hyde Reynolds Stack

Martha Hyde Reynolds Stack, of Wilmington, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 98.

She was born on April 11, 1917. Her parents were Andrew Jackson Hyde and Susan Wakefield Hyde. She was the widow of Harrell Reynolds Sr. and Ervin Stack.

Martha was a proud veteran of WWII, having served as a U.S. Army nurse with the rank of first lieutenant from January 1945 until June 1947. After the war she studied and graduated from Johns Hopkins University Hospital with a degree in surgical nursing. She was an active and longtime member of Winter Park Baptist Church and was a proud member of the Keenagers Group.

Martha is survived by her sons, Philip Reynolds, of Wilmington and Michale K. Reynolds and wife, Lynda, of Idaho and his daughters, Amanda and Kaitlyn; one surviving brother, Tharell Hyde; stepson, Harrell Reynolds Jr. and wife, Permelia and children, Harrell III, Brian and Kimberly; special friend and care giver, Esther Brown; and several nieces and nephews, including Joan and Ray Williams, of Carolina Beach. She was preceded in death by six siblings.

A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please honor her memory with a memorial donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences f0r the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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