WEAVERVILLE - Cornelia Marie Rice Waldrop, age 87, of Weaverville, died Monday, August 27, 2018.
Mrs. Waldrop was born March 1, 1931 in Madison County to the late John Byard and Hassie Jackson Rice; she was a resident of Buncombe County for most of her life. She was a homemaker who enjoyed family gatherings and dogs. Marie loved to travel in her RV with her husband. She spent time growing vegetables and canning them. She also enjoyed reading. Marie was a member of Mt. Sheba Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Brownie Waldrop who died in 1999; sister, Theoria Page, and brother, Frank Rice.
Surviving are her sons, Charles Larry Waldrop and wife Sandy, and Terry Allen Waldrop and wife Teleda; sister, Edna Snelson; grandchildren, Kelly Terry and husband Joey, Hunter, Caleb and Gabriel Waldrop; great-grandchild, Booker Terry; nephews Doug Mackey, Jimmy Rice and J.B. Snelson.
Her graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018 in West Memorial Park, Weaverville. Reverend Steve Rhinehart will officiate.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 29 2018 at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave. Weaverville.
For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Sheba Baptist Church “General Fund” 650 New Stock Road, Weaverville, NC 28787.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Ms. Waldrop’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Funeral Home
Wednesday August 29th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
17 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787
West Memorial Park
Thursday August 30th, 2018
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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Terry, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. May God provide comfort for you and your family in the days ahead.
Submitted by Jan Cochran Blakely on Sep 5 2018 09:35:36 PM
My sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in God's promise to wipe all tears from our faces and swallow up death forever. Isaiah 25:8
Submitted by Jo Myles on Sep 3 2018 06:55:24 PM
Terry and family, I'm sorry for your loss. It's been almost 40 years but I remember her as always being very kind. I wish you courage to face the days ahead. Cherish her memories forever and hold it in your heart.
Submitted by Steve Ottofy on Aug 31 2018 02:07:12 PM
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Lad Ottofy lit a candle on Aug 30 2018 07:46:18 PM
Marie was such a beautiful person. So sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with all of the family.
May the Lord give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. We love you all!!
Submitted by Jimmy and Gay Nell Rice on Aug 28 2018 09:38:14 AM
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