Nellie Catherine Reavis Whitener
August 01, 1946 - February 11, 2021
Born August 1, 1946, to the late Lawrence Asbury and Theda Maxine Shelton Reavis, Nellie lived most of her life in the Pino Community of Davie County. She was a graduate of Davie High Class of 1964, and retired as a supervisor from State Industries. Nellie had also worked as a supervisor with QST and Crown Wood. A creative, artistic, and multi-talented lady, in earlier years, she and her dear friend, JoAnne Blakely, owned and operated a florist and leather gift shop. Later, she and her husband, Cecil, owned and operated C & N Engraving. In recent years, she made custom gun grips. Nellie was also honored by having one of her intricately carved and painted eggs displayed at the White House.
She was loving and caring, cherishing the time she spent with her family and dear friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Whitener; her sister and brother-in-law, Jane R. and Charles E. Masten; and a nephew, Eddie W. Masten.
Survivors include two nieces, Carol M. Veach (John) and Cathy M. DeCess (Jimmy); grandsons, Wesley and John Warden; their parents, Pam and Wayne; stepdaughter, Scarlett Whitener; many great-nieces and nephews; many great-great-nieces and nephews; The Birthday Club; and special friends from the Class of '64.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, at Courtney Baptist Church Cemetery, in Yadkinville with Rev. Jimmy Martin officiating. At the request of the family, please be mindful of social distancing and wear face covering. To provide the community an opportunity to celebrate the life of Mrs. Whitener, there will be a live webcast of her service on the Lambert Funeral Home website as well as by visiting the following https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/48202. The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Monday, February 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to pay their respects. Due to COVID-19, there will not be a formal receiving line and face coverings are required.
In lieu of flowers, they request that memorials be considered for LLS - North Carolina (The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), P.O. Box 22443, New York, NY 10087-2443. You may also visit their website at www.lls.org
Courtney Baptist Church Cemetery
3341 Courtney Church Road
Yadkinville, NC 27055
At the request of the family, please be mindful of social distancing and wear face covering.
To provide the community an opportunity to celebrate the life of Mrs. Whitener, there will be a live webcast of her service on the Lambert Funeral Home website.
Access the live stream video of the service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, at the following link:
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