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Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV

OBITUARY

Lena Fern Wilson White

March 21, 1959May 12, 2020

Lena Fern Wilson White, 61 of Victor, WV received her promotion from this life on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV. Lena fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. Lena was born to the late Grover Andrew Wilson and Alta Blanche Fox Wilson on March 21, 1959. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rev. Dale K. White, whom she missed and loved dearly. She was also preceded in death by brothers Grover Wilson, Marshall Wilson, Delmar Wilson, Charles Wilson, Herbert Wilson and Otis Wilson, as well as sisters Della Stuhldreher and her sister, best friend and partner in crime, Clara Alport. Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Anthony Smith (Stacy) of Nallen, WV, and Steven Oliver Smith (Felecia) of Beckley, WV, her 5 grandchildren Christina, Kevin, AJ, Savannah and Olivia Smith and one great-grandchild Octavia Layton; Sisters Wilma King (Clyde) of Victor, WV, Emily Maglott of Wooster, Ohio, Ola Halstead of Webster Springs, WV, Mary Cox (Lonnie) of Ashland, Ohio, and Melissa Wilson of White Sulphur Springs, WV. Her brothers include Ronald (Linda) Wilson of Hayesville, Ohio, Mark Wilson (Sharon) of Lenoir, NC and Roger Wilson of Granite Falls, NC.

Lena enjoyed listening to and singing gospel music and sang with various groups. She was Apostolic in faith. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, whom she loved very much. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at the Bowers Hospice House for the love and care you showed our mother.

At her request, she will be cremated, however there will be a celebration of Lenaโ€™s life on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at The Rugged Cross Church of Grace in Nallen, WV. Friends and Family may visit from 4-7pm at the church. Afterwards, she will be laid to rest at the Wright Family Cemetery in Nallen, WV during a private ceremony with Rev. Thomas A. Dulin at sunset.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Wright Family Cemetery c/o Rev. Mike Brown.

  • DONATIONS

  • Wright Family Cemetery

Services

  • Friends and Family may visit

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • A Celebration of Lena's Life

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • A Private Ceremony at sunset

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

Memories

Lena Fern Wilson White

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Daniel Basham

May 15, 2020

Miss Lena was a very sweet, down to earth lady who I had the pleasure of getting to know over the last couple of months. She always made you feel at home and greeted you with a smile even in her darkest days. May she rest in peace in tbe arms of Jesus and with her family up in Heaven.

Natalie Persinger

May 13, 2020

May God Bless the family of Lena. She was such a sweet lady and always made me laugh. We thought the world of her.

Beverly Clay

May 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss to everyone who knew and loved Lena. I really loved Lena โค๏ธ She was funny, down to earth, loved to hear her sing, she told it like it was, she was a fighter, she loved her children and grandchildren. May you Rest In Peace, Lena. You will be missed and I'll never forget you ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’๐Ÿต๏ธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ™โ˜ฎ๏ธ

Terry Cameron

May 13, 2020

Deepest sympathy. Loved baking her cakes and cookies. Love and hugs to the family.

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