James Todd Reimer, Roanoke, 42, crossed over into eternal life on May 5, 2012. Born in Roanoke on March 11, 1970, Todd had recently given his life to Jesus Christ, and looked forward to his Christian walk. Todd's home church in Roanoke was the Williamson Road Church of the Brethren. Todd died in Grand Junction, Colorado. He will be missed by his spouse, Brittany; son Aden James; and Brittany's son Trent. Todd leaves cherished memories for his parents; George and Judy Mills Reimer; his brother and sister-in-law, Troy and Kristen Huffman Reimer; and two nephews Bailey and Bryson Reimer; also many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends from Kentucky, Virginia, Colorado, and Manitoba, Canada.
As a child and as a young man, Todd appreciated participating in the ministry of Camp Bethel, a Church of the Brethren camp, Fincastle, Virginia. Todd grew up playing baseball and ice hockey. He earned his GED diploma in March of 1990. Todd loved to snow ski in the mountains of Colorado, and had a passion for animals, especially dogs. Todd enjoyed being with children, and was drawn to their creativity and energy. Todd was a gourmet cook.
Thank you to all who have supported Todd, and walked the journey with him.
Funeral services will take place at the Williamson Road Church of the Brethren, 3110 Pioneer Road, NW, Roanoke, Virginia, at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012. Pastor Leah Harness will officiate. A meal and time of sharing will occur directly after the service with interment to follow at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will take place at Oakeys North Chapel. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Memorials for Todd may be sent to Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, VA 22812.
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Published by Roanoke Times on May 9, 2012.