Anna Ruth Whitley

July 13, 1941June 18, 2020

Anna Ruth Whitley, 78, of Wilson, entered into Heaven on June 18, 2020.

A private graveside service will be held in Evergreen Memorial Park for the convenience of the family with Pastor Derek Bossolono officiating.

Ruth was an amazing wife, mom, grandmother, “Meme/Nana”, and friend. She was known for her consideration and caring nature. Everything she did came straight from the heart…and it gave everyone around her the gift of a nicer world to live in. Ruth will never be forgotten and she will always be loved and cherished for all that she brought to our lives.

Surviving are her son Wayne Stancil; her daughter, Vivian Stancil Bissette and husband, Billy; a step-daughter, Linda Whitley; three grandchildren, Heather Erickson and husband, Jason, Meghan Lamm and husband, Brian, and Chad Bissette and wife, Natalie; and three great-grandchildren, Colton Richardson, Ian Richardson, and Brileigh Lamm.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Whitley and Ralph Stancil, and a great-grandson, Brison Lamm.

“There she is, the evening star. She shines first, she shines brightest, and she shines longest.”

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Anna Ruth Whitley

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Melody Jones

June 22, 2020

Will always cherish the sweet memories we shared!
You will be forever in my heart! ❤️