Mert  Wilson

Mert Rae Wilson

Friday, January 27th, 1933 - Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Mrs. M. “Mert” Rae Wilson age 86 of South Hill, VA passed away Tuesday September 10, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Thomas Wilson, son Curtis Glenn Wilson and her brother Earl Vandergrift. She is survived by her daughter, Rayna Wilson Adams of South Hill, VA, her son William Andrew Wilson of Blacksburg, SC, her grandchildren, Brooke Adams Roberts and her husband Keith Lee Roberts, Courtney Adams Fussell and her husband Michael Taylor Fussell, Jr. , her great grandson, Colton Luke Fussell, and her four sisters Mildred Peak of OH, Ruth Shannon-Wright, Willa Phillips and Valerie Hunt all of TN. She was a pastor’s wife for 54 years and member of the Christian Fellowship Association. She enjoyed water skiing, white water rafting, roller coaster riding, knitting, crocheting, crafts and gardening. Funeral Services will be conducted 2 PM Saturday September 14, 2019 in the Chapel of Herbert L. Funeral Home 1260 N. Mecklenburg Ave. South Hill, VA with interment to follow in Crestview Memorial Park La Crosse, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to: the American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews 30 North LaSalle Street Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60602-2584.
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    Herbert L. Farrar Funeral Home
    1260 N Mecklenburg Avenue
    SOUTH HILL, VA 23970
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  • Interment

    Crestview Memorial Park
    Hwy One
    la crosse, VA 23950
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Private Condolence

Linda Browne

Posted at 02:23pm
Dear Rayna,
I just read your mother's obituary online. I am sorry to be remiss in sending this note, but please know that Chuck and I send sincere condolences and our sympathy to you and your family. Although I never knew your mother, I know from personal experience that a mother is the "heart" of a family … and your love for her will always ensure that she always will be there.
God bless you, ~Linda and Chuck Browne
p.s. This poem comforted me when my mother died. I hope it will help you too … if not now, maybe later:

We thought of you with Love today,
but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday
and days before that too.

We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
All we have now are memories
and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake
from which we will never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our hearts.

Our sorrow seems so hard to bear.
A million times we cried.
If Love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died.

In life we loved you dearly.
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place
no one can ever fill.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you didn't go alone.
For a part of us went with you
the day God took you home.

~ Unknown Author

JoAnne York

Posted at 11:51am
So sorry to read about your Mom in the Warren Record . She was one the best neighbor and a good friend at the Lake and was always ready to help when you needed it. I loved her, she was such a nice person , I know you will miss her. You and your family are in my prayers.

Oma Ruth Shannon-Wright

Posted at 07:15pm
I will miss out times together on the phone. I would say " is that you minnie '{inside story} and she would say " Is that you Ordean"?
By the time we hung up we were both giggling and feeling better. I always knew I would be in better spirits after I talked with Mertie .
I love you "Minnie" and wish you God speed on your journey home . Love Ordean

Andrew Wilson

Posted at 06:24pm
What ever problem that you may be going through Mom always new how to comfort you and help you though it, you will be greatly missed Mom

Eric Ditter Posted at 09:42pm

A great neighbor to my parents at the lake and an inspiration to anyone who would look out and see her water skiing at her age!

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