August 4, 1922 – August 31, 2019
It is with much sadness that the family of Elsie Whaley Wynne announce her passing on August 31,
2019 at the age of 97. Elsie died peacefully at her home in Virginia Beach. She was born in Newport,
North Carolina. She was the daughter of Ruth Bellwood and Calvin Whaley, wife of Thomas
Wynne, mother of Wanda Kay Turner, and sister of Leo “Sam” Whaley all who preceded her in death.
Elsie will be remembered by her daughter, Sandra Brandt, her sister, Debi Dudley (her husband, Jim)
all of Virginia Beach. She leaves behind three grandchildren, Christopher Brandt and his wife, Dee of
Virginia Beach; Daniel Tuner and his wife, Crystal of Tallahassee, Florida and Timothy Turner of Albany,
Georgia. Her great-grandchildren were Andy Martin, Justin Burns, Amber Hatfield, Jacob and Aidan
Brandt all of Virginia Beach; Brandon Murphy of Denver, Colorado; Heaven Turner and Daniel Turner, Jr.
of Jacksonville, Florida.
She was an avid NASCAR Fan and always waited with excitement the race days. Earlier she and her
husband, Tommy, would travel the race circuit from opening day at Daytona to races closer such
as the Richmond raceway. She had her favorite drivers over the years but became close to one
in specific, J. D. McDuffie, and was devasted when he lost his life on the racetrack. Over the years she
was in constant contact with J.D.’s wife and family. Her other favorite thing to watch was the
Washington Redskins and waited every Sunday to watch the game. Finally, Elsie was an avid reader of
books and read the newspaper everyday and using a magnifying glass to read when her sight begin to
fail. Once she could not read she watched CNN relentlessly and could tell you what the latest and
greatest in politics was that day.
Elsie was a friend to many and she will be missed. Many thanks go to her caregivers over the years as
well has her dear friend, Eva Ellis and other kind neighbors.
Memorial Donations can be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, Virginia Beach SPCA, or the
- Calvin Whaley, Father (deceased)
- Ruth Bellwood, Mother (deceased)
- Wanda Kay Turner, Daughter (deceased)
- Sandra Brandt, Daughter
- Debi Dudley, Sister
- Cotton Whaley, Brother
- Jim Dudley, Brother-in-law
- Christopher Brandt, Grandson
- Dee Brandt, Granddaughter-in-law
- Daniel Tuner, Grandson
- Crystal Tuner, Granddaughter-in-law
- Timothy Turner, Grandson
- Andy Martin, Great Grandson
- Justin Burns, Great Grandson
- Amber Hatfield, Great Granddaughter
- Terri Charrette, Niece
- Brandon Murphy, Great Grandson
- Jacob Brandt, Great Grandchild
- Aidan Brandt, Great Grandchild
- Heaven Turner, Great Grandchild
- Daniel Turner Jr., Great Grandchild
- Leo "Sam" Whaley, Brother (deceased)
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
September 5, 2019
I did not know Elsie Wynne personally, but I know she will be dearly missed. Sandra, I and the Whole Gabriel family am sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal !