Elizabeth Sibby Beulah Tussey Whitman

October 1, 1933August 20, 2012

Elizabeth Tussey Whitman, 78, passed away in her home on August 20, 2012. She was born October 1, 1933 in Davidson County to Willie Roscoe and Ottie Brown Tussey. Elizabeth was known as a sweet gentle woman who always had a smile and thanked everyone for the most simple task. Her days were filled with reading her Bible and she loved her family dearly. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William F. Whitman, Sr.; brothers, William and Howard Tussey. She is survived by her sons, Gary Whitman and his wife Donna, Terry Whitman and his wife Nancy, Tony Whitman and his wife Karen, William F. Whitman, Jr.; daughter, Karen Beck and her husband Ricky; sisters, Jeannette Lucas, Norma Seals, Pamela Craddock and her husband Larry. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Thomasville Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 24th in Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Charlie Patrick officiating; followed by interment in Holly Hill Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hospice of Davidson County, 202 Hospice Way Lexington, NC 27262.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 24, 2012

Elizabeth Sibby Beulah Tussey Whitman

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Karen Whitman Beck

September 20, 2012

Mama,I have had almost 10 years to handle Daddy not being here and only a month without you.My heart is breaking,please understand when I cry it's because I'm happy and sad.Happy that your in Heaven with the rest of the family that are there and sad because I miss our many long talks,I miss my best friend and have no one to tell my secrets to.I miss hearing you's your Mama,I pray for the day to hear those word's again.I love you and Daddy so much,give him a kiss for me. Love your baby aka #5

Erin Whitman

September 18, 2012


One of my earliest memories of you is when you would blow kisses and wave good-bye every time we left your house. No matter what, you would continue to wave until we were out of your sight. Today, I know you're standing with Paw-Paw Frank waving from Heaven. Love and miss you, Granny.

Lauren Whitman

September 14, 2012

I think about you everyday and miss you so much. It is very hard to know that I won't get to see you again but I know you are no longer in pain. You fought a long hard fight and I admire you so much! I love you always and I miss you everyday!

Misti Whitman

September 13, 2012

Granny Liz was an incredible lady. Her positive attitude and love for her family were inspiring! She will be greatly missed for our lives are better for having known her and for having been loved by her.

Seth Dunn

September 12, 2012

She was one the sweetest and toughest ladies I've known. She is missed.

Charlotte Cox

August 30, 2012

Deepest thoughts and prayers go too your family during the loss of your Mother. I didn't know her personally but having worked with William for several months, I would ask him how she was doing, you could see the anxiety he was suffering. My heart goes to your family, knowing she's not suffering, in pain and with loved ones who went before her. May God Bless this family.

William Whitman,Jr.

August 28, 2012

I know you aren't in pain now. I will say a pray for the tears which will flow for some time to come. Thanks God for the 4 years you let me have, as well family, friends to spend with Mom. I will see you soon. Save a place for me. Love and Miss You Always your son.
William F. Whitman,Jr.

p.s. You can give me a shout anytime you want.

William Whitman, Jr.

August 28, 2012

Words and tears can't fill the hole in my heart, but I know you are with me always. I will see you soon, but for now save a place for me. I am thankful for the nearly 4 years God let me share with you. Days & Nights will be lonely for some time, but knowing you are well with no more CANCER I will get through this heart braking time. I Love You Always and I am always here if you want to give me a shout.
Missing You your Son!
William F. Whitman,Jr.

Karen Whitman Beck

August 28, 2012

Today I looked into the sky and it was beautiful. I then realized it's because you are there. You fly with the angels now but part of you will always be with us and forever in our hearts.We love you Mama.Karen,Ricky,Felicia,Mark and Aiden

Terry Whitman

August 27, 2012

It is so hard to say what is in a son's heart at this time, but you know you were loved by everyone in the family and people you came in contact with along your journey in this life. There is a vold in our life that cannot be filled until we see each other on the other side. Love Always Terry,Nancy,Heather,Brandon,Erin and all that knew you