Cordell Jackson Reynolds was born September 10, 1997 after being prayed into this world, along with his twin brother Blake by literally thousands of people across the United States and beyond. Cord was the 3rd of 3 boys gifted by God to Eric and Melanie Reynolds.
Dylan, aged 27 lives in Dallas and works as a Strategist for Canvas Worldwide managing digital strategies for the Hyundai Dealer advertising association. He is a proud Texas ‘Ex class of 2016. When not working, Dylan can be found with Emily his most significant other.
Blake, Cord’s elder twin brother (by one hour and 47 minutes, Cord was stubborn from day 1) and best friend is transitioning to Ft. Worth to be the Athletic Facilities Operations Coordinator at Texas Christian University. Blake is a fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2020 and in less than 3 months will be the proud husband of Brooke Anne Robertson.
Cord grew up in Kaufman attending Kaufman Christian School and Kaufman public schools. His childhood consisted of playing with his cousins, Caleb and Christa Day and Mattie and Mollie Butler. He spent countless hours at the family business, Cordell Farm & Ranch store with his beloved Pop and MeMe, Jerry and Glenda Cordell and his Uncle and Aunt Leland and Leanne Day who he affectionately called Uncle NeeNee and YangYang.
Cord graduated in the top 5% of the Kaufman High School class of 2016 and matriculated as the only attendee from that class at The University of Texas at Austin. In the next four years, Cord completed both the Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Science in Social Work graduating with high honors. Cord was employed as a Client Care Navigator for a mental health agency in Austin. Just over a year ago, Cord met and fell head over heels in love with Elizabeth Burns. He loved his life in Austin and most enjoyed computer gaming late into the night with friends from across the United States and beyond.
Cord was a kind, compassionate, giving soul. He loved and lived, big. When Cord hugged you, you knew what it meant to be hugged. Cordell came to faith in Jesus Christ through the loving influence of First Baptist Church Kaufman’s Children’s Minister Beth James in 2008. The family is certain that Cord’s Pop and Mamaw both wrapped their heavenly arms around him moments after he left this world early Saturday morning March 20th, 2021.
As Cord would want, please express your condolences in the way most meaningful to you. If wanting to make a financial contribution, the Cordell Jackson Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at the American National Bank of Kaufman. Donations can be made via Venmo @CordellReynoldsScholarshipFund or directly to the bank. All funds received will be provided to Kaufman High School graduating seniors pursuing either a career in Social Work or attending the University of Texas at Austin.
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