McGuire, Lavonda Cox

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amem_church3.jpgLavonda Kaye Cox McGuire, 43, of the White Gate community, Pearisburg, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at her home after a courage battle with cancer. She was born in Wytheville, Va. on October 7, 1965, the daughter of Bennie D. Cox and the late Barbara White Cox.

She was a loving Mother, Wife and Friend. She loved others much more than she ever loved herself. She never met a stranger and talked to anyone. She always said, “I don’t know how long I’ll be here but I’m going to make the most of each day,” and she did. She knew that she was ready to meet Jesus but we were not ready to let her go. She was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Randy McGuire; a son, Ethan McGuire, of White Gate; her father, Bennie Cox, of Ceres; a sister, Dreama Turner and husband, Todd, of Dublin; their children, Logan Pires and Pacen Turner, of Dublin; a brother, Anthony Cox, of Ceres; his children, Adrianne Cox and Damien Cox, of Bland; special brother and sister in-law, Kenny and Cindy McGuire, of White Gate; nephew, Oaka McGuire, of White Gate; niece and her husband, Cora and Joe Parcell, of White Gate; father and mother-in-law, Keith and Juanita McGuire, of White Gate.

Funeral services will be Wednesday April 29, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate with the Rev. Jack Jenkins and the Rev. Brad Lewis officiating. Burial in the Stinson Cemetery, White Gate. The visitation will be Tuesday April 28, 2009, at the funeral home after 2 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.