Ledell Reynolds, fondly known as "Pete" by many of his friends and patrons at his Barbershop, was born August 31, 1928 Pittsburg, Texas.
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Ledell recognized early on the importance of having Jesus Christ in his life and accepted the Lord while a young man in Pittsburg. Realizing there were limited career opportunities for Blacks at the time, Ledell left Pittsburg to study barbering at the Tyler Barber School run by H. M. Morgan. After receiving his training he made the bold decision in 1953 to relocate to Colorado Springs and pursue his vocation as a barber. His first job was working for the late Mr. Arthur Price and later opening his own shop the NuLook Barber on West Colorado Avenue. Later he moved to the current 317 S. Hancock location, renaming the business the Barber Service Center. In 2012, it was estimated that he had cut more than half a million heads in Colorado Springs during the course of his 58 year career, literally wearing a hole in the floor where he faithfully stood influencing lives one head at a time.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 57 years, Mary Lee; his children - Bernestine Downing, Billy Ray Reynolds (Dana), Bobby Gene Reynolds (Holly), Benjamin Ledell Reynolds (Bruce), Brett Reynolds (Tiwatha), Benita Reynolds, 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, 2 sisters and one brother; as well a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 6th from 4-7:00 pm at the Angelus Funeral Directors, 1104 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs. The funeral service will be at 11am Friday March 7th at the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 3615 Vickers Drive in Colorado Springs with Pastor Cleveland A. Thompson officiating. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery.
Online Condolences may be made at www.angelusfuneraldirectors.com)
Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors and Cremation Services
1104 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Published in The Gazette from Mar. 4 to Mar. 6, 2014