Valerie Kaye Reynolds

Valerie Kaye Reynolds, 65, of Huffman, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2023, in Huffman. She was born April 8, 1957, in San Antonio, to her late parents, Dale Albright and Mary Ford Albright.

Valerie was a member of First Baptist Church in Huffman, longtime resident of Huffman and a retired Special Education teacher from the Huffman Independent School District.

Mrs. Reynolds graduated from Levelland High School and Sam Houston State University. She married the love of her life and they were married for 42 years. Her greatest desire was to have a family. She had two children Leah Danielle and John David. She stayed home with them until they started school and then she started her career. She taught children with special needs for 26 years. She always said that God gave her a life that was blessed beyond measure.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, John David Reynolds; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy Jack and Ann Reynolds; niece, Tori Albright and a nephew, Jordan Winkler.

Survivors include her husband, John Reynolds; daughter, Leah Reynolds Kesseler and her husband, Stephen; sister, Susan Elsenbrock and her husband, David; brother, Travis Albright and his wife, Cindy; grandchildren, Madison Reynolds, Marshall Allbritton and Kendall Allbritton; daughter-in-law, Jessica Young and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. A service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Huffman with Dr. David Miller, Senior Pastor Mike Martin and Rev. Robert Copeland officiating. Burial Will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Kesseler, Cole Elsenbrock, Tate Albright, Jacob Reynolds, Jarrod Wiggins and John Miller.

To view her online obituary, or post a comment to her family, go to

Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535, 936-258-5300.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. Just wanted to say how blessed I am to have been a part of Valerie’s life. She inspired me and my mom in so many ways with her beautiful smile and personality. Her Christian characters were shining each and ever moment of her life and I know God has called a great one home. My prayers are with you and Leah asking for comfort and peace as you move forward. Love, Janet Hunt.

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