Martha Rena Van Slyke, born on April 19, 1965, has left us on July 24, 2023. She was a beloved wife, mother, Mimi, great-Mimi, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Rena's passing has left a void in the hearts of her loved ones that can never be filled. Rena is the daughter of the late Billy Henson and Jean Virginia Shepherd Henson.
Rena lived a vibrant and meaningful life. She had a profound love for riding motorcycles and was a proud motorcycle sister. The thrill she experienced while riding through the open road brought immeasurable joy to her heart. Rena's passion for motorcycles not only provided her with adventure and freedom but also fostered lifelong friendships within her motorcycle community.
Family was of utmost importance to Rena. She cherished her role as a mother and Mimi above all else. Her love for her family knew no bounds, and she dedicated herself wholeheartedly to their happiness and wellbeing. She is survived by her loving husband, William "Bill" Joseph Van Slyke; daughters and sons-in-law, Nina And Nick Ward of Ranburne, Alabama; Kellie and Randy Clark of Villa Rica, Georgia; Kristen and Robert Clark of New York; Kristal and Kevin Pugh; as well as son and daughter-in-law Jacob and Amy Couch of Carrollton, Georgia. Rena adored her grandchildren deeply. Their laughter brought endless joy to her life, Ellie Mae, Amos, Charlie, Daisy, Cassidy, Payton, Lexi, Hailie, Brandon, Trey, Riley Clara Devin Shane Jr., Wyatt, Jocelyn, and Karissa; great-grandchild, Olyvia Noel.
Artistic expression played a significant role in Rena's life. She had a profound appreciation for colors, especially orange and black.
In addition to her loving family, Rena leaves behind a host of cherished friends who were touched by her light. Rena shared countless memories and adventures with them; they were an essential part of her journey.
Martha Rena Van Slyke will be dearly missed but will forever remain in our hearts. Her strength, kindness, and unwavering love will continue to inspire us all. As we mourn the loss of this remarkable woman, we also celebrate the life she lived—filled with laughter, love, creativity, and a spirit that will shine on eternally.
The families will receive friends from Jones-Wynn Funeral Home on Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 5:00 PM.
Messages of condolence may be sent to www.jones-wynn. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home Inc., and Cremation Services of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694