Wanda Hope Williams, 73, of Mountain Home, NC, formerly of Johnson City, TN, and Duncan, SC, died Friday, June 6, 2008 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock after a courageous fight with melanoma.
Born July 3, 1934 in Washington County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Sylvia Norris Hagy, Cleveland Leighton Hagy and stepmother, Maybelle Hagy. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Christopher Ray; grandparents, Cleveland Baker and Josie South Hagy; sister, Patricia Jennings; and brother, Richard Lee Hagy.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Ray E. Williams; daughter, Rebecca Parsons and son-in-law, Wayne; sisters and brothers, Rose Street (James); Pricilla White; C.L., Jr., Ancil Gale, and Stephan Wayne Hagy, and Bobby Fair; her granddaughter, Shannon Edwards of Lenoir; and several nieces and nephews.
Wanda was a loving wife, understanding mother, giving grandmother and “there when you need her” friend. No matter where she went, she never met a stranger. She loved working in her flowers, caring for the animals at home, and watching birds, especially hummingbirds.
Prior to her illness, she was an active member of the Oak Grove Christian Church in Arden, NC.
The family would like to publicly thank all the staff, caregivers, and volunteers at Elizabeth House. The care and support Wanda received while she was there was second to none.
A funeral service will be held at 7 PM Monday, June 9, 2008 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Ric Toney, John Merritt, and Carl Bowles will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:30 7 PM Monday at Shuler Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Johnson City, TN. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
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Roselawn Memorial Park in Johnson City, TN - Directions
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Johnson City, TN 37601