LETA ROBERTS WHITAKER
ASHEVILLE – Leta Roberts Whitaker, age 93, of Asheville died Sunday, February 5, 2017.
Mrs. Whitaker was born November 26, 1923, in Buncombe County, where she had lived all of her life. She retired from Square D and was a member of Morgan Hill Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Tom Newt and Ethel Carter Roberts and wife of the late J. Wesley Whitaker, who died in 1966. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Cline Roberts, and sister, Virginia R. Morgan.
Surviving are her daughter, Sara W. Wells and husband Johnny of Asheville; grandsons, Blair Wells and wife Colleen of Charlotte, and Wesley Wells of New York, NY; sister, Anna Dillingham; sisters-in-law, June Roberts, Mary Ella Wolfe, Ruby Matthews, and Ruby Lee Whitaker, all of Asheville; and numerous adoring nieces and nephews.
Following Leta’s wishes, her graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 10, 2017, in Morgan Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Weaverville, with Reverend Ron Brown officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2017, at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville.
Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 or Morgan Hill Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 594 Barnardsville Hwy., Weaverville, NC 28787.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Whitaker’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Funeral Home
Thursday February 9th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
17 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787
Morgan Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
Friday February 10th, 2017
594 Barnardsville Hwy.
Weaverville, NC 28787
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I am so sorry for your loss. Surely loosing a loved one is hard to bear. A scripture that has helped me cope with loss is John 5:28,29. Here Jesus say:"the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out ". This promise of a resurrection assures us that he wants to reunite us with our loved ones again. I hope this brings your family some comfort during this difficult time.
Submitted by Lori on Feb 15 2017 05:41:35 PM
Sara, what a beautiful woman your mom was. The love you two shared is inspiring. I will be praying for you during this difficult time. Liz
Submitted by Liz Calloway on Feb 9 2017 04:37:26 PM
Sara i remember Aunt Leta was very loving and caring person. I would always look forward in seeing her every time i would come and visit mom. She is in a good place now.
Submitted by Eddie Wolfe on Feb 8 2017 11:24:14 AM
Sara I remember well the summers we had with aunt Leta and Uncle Wesley that was highlight of my summers. Doc and Doc are together now
Submitted by Larry Mathews on Feb 7 2017 09:25:50 PM
Sara, I sure will miss my phone calls to and from Leta. We always ended our calls with I love you and I love you too. Ann
Submitted by Ann Driskill Rudd on Feb 7 2017 01:26:21 PM
This little lady had my heart I will miss her so much
Submitted by Darlene Hayes on Feb 7 2017 10:28:37 AM
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Tina Hall lit a candle on Feb 6 2017 07:21:10 PM
Sara, I feel a part of me passed when your Mom passed. She was so kind and so much fun. Always laughing at nothing and everything. My prayers are with you and your boys.
Submitted by Tina on Feb 6 2017 07:20:37 PM
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