Rebecca Johnston Reinhardt, 43, of Asheville, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018.
While originally born in Winston Salem, NC, she was raised in Asheville, NC as a fourth generation Asheville native; was a daughter of Sandra Lord Johnston and of the late Dennis Wade Johnston. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles Alaric Lord, Jr. and Margaret Dellinger Lord.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 13 years, Christopher B. Reinhardt; two young daughters, Savannah and Allison Reinhardt; two sisters, Christina “Tina” Dula and her husband, Ken and Amy Johnston Clanton and her husband, Daniel; in-laws, Charles A. Reinhardt, Jr. and Catherine Reinhardt; sisters-in-laws, Caroline Reinhardt Hemp and her husband, Chris and Caitlin Reinhardt McGrath and her husband Daniel; brother-in-law, Charles Patrick Reinhardt; aunt, Patricia Lord Craven; uncle, Charles James Lord; nieces and nephews, Megan Walters, Lauren Walters and Matthew Walters, Constance Rebecca “Becca” Dula, Carter Hemp, Chase Hemp and Cooper Hemp, Theodore Michael McGrath, Daniel James Clanton, John Alaric Clanton and James Samuel Clanton; and close family friends Jude and Kim Dooley, Sarah Hayden, and many other friends and family;
Rebecca grew up in Asheville and graduated from Asheville High School in 1993. Rebecca was a partner at the law firm of Roberts & Stevens P.A. and considered her friends, staff, and colleagues there to be part of her larger family. She started as a runner at Roberts & Stevens in 1998 when she was in college at UNC-Asheville and continued to work there as a paralegal after college and then as a Law Clerk during breaks from law school at UNC-Chapel Hill and then started there as an associate attorney in 2003 and ultimately became an accomplished and cherished partner at the firm. Rebecca was proud of her work as a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Commercial and Residential Real Property and the professional relationships she fostered.
Rebecca met her husband in law school and had two daughters in the years to follow. Rebecca enjoyed being a mother before all else and worked tirelessly to balance family, work, and service to the community. Rebecca worked with multiple local non-profits and previously served as a Youth Advisor at Frist Presbyterian Church of Asheville; Child Care Center at FPCA, Board of Directors; Pastoral Counseling, Board of Directors (President); Verner Center for Early Learning, Board of Directors; and United Way (Highlands Circle); In addition, Rebecca volunteered as a classroom parent for both girls and as a Daisy Troop Leader.
The family extends additional thanks to Rebecca’s excellent medical teams with special thanks to Dr. Michael Messino with Cancer Care of WNC and Mission Hospital; Dr. Dina Randazzo with Duke University; and Timothy Plaut with Givens Estates Health Center as well as all of the attentive and caring staff that cared for Rebecca including two dedicated and loving private care assistants, Jazmin and Giovanna.
A Celebration of Rebecca’s Life will be held at 3:30 PM on Saturday, March 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Asheville, officiated by Rev. Dr. Patrick Johnson. Her family will receive friends from 5-7 PM on Friday, March 9 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. A private interment will be held at Lewis Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that memorial donations be made to a special campaign that will be established through First Presbyterian Church of Asheville in honor of Rebecca. Please follow this link for more information: https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=90608&sc=0