Wheeler, Mildred Cook
Mildred Imogene Wheeler, 94, went to join her husband Stanley on April 5, 2022. She is preceded by her mama Lena Hendricks Cook, father Harvey Preston Cook, seven sisters, one brother and daughter Rita Furrow.
Left to cherish her memories are her children, Vernon Wheeler and wife Debbie, Gary Wheeler and wife Donna, Tina Badger and husband Tim. Grandchildren, Joe Furrow, Angie Furrow, Stan Wheeler and wife Heather, Justin Wheeler, and wife Asriele Bridget Frank and husband Rich, Andrea Smith and husband Clint, Laura Lunsford and husband Adam, Kris Wheeler and wife Jayne, Rylee Wheeler, and Jacen Wheeler. Great grandchildren, Paula Allanson, Wyatt Smith, Tess Smith, Alaina Frank, Tristan Lunsford, Alexander Wheeler, Autumn Wheeler, Taylor Wheeler, Abel Wheeler, and Jack Wheeler. Great-great grandchildren, Gary Early and Rylan Early.
Mildred was born in Ironto, VA on February 21, 1928 and spent most of her life in these mountains that she loved. She graduated from Shawsville High School in 1947. Before marrying she worked at the Blue Ridge Overall Factory in Christiansburg. After marrying Stanley, she stayed at home to raise her children. Her love for her husband and all her family was abundant. After her children were grown, she treasured visits from them and the grandchildren, leaving many memories of summer days spent at their home enjoying the simple things in life such as picking blackberries and going on walks. As she aged, Mildred continued to enjoy spending time with her family, drives in the mountains, blackberry cobbler, country music, her daily walks, and her very special church and bible study family. She will be remembered for her zest for life, sense of humor, and love for the Lord.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 16 at 11:00 AM at Halls United Methodist Church, 4302 North Fork Road, Elliston, VA, officiated by Pastor Brenda Sternfeld. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service starts. A meal will be provided after.
Our sincere thanks to members of Good Samaritan Hospice. They provided great care and comfort for Mildred and family.
As an expression of sympathy, the family requests donations to Halls United Methodist Church, 4302 North Fork Road, Elliston, VA 24087 or Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24018.