Oma Edith Acord

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Oma Edith Acord

September 21, 1918 - December 27, 2018

Oma Edith Acord Our beloved mother, Oma Edith "Ras" Acord, 100 years old, has gone to her heavenly home on Thursday, December 27, 2018.
The daughter of the late Wilbert H. "Bill" and Mary Frances Cook Acord, "Ras" was born at Tams, WV, on September 21, 1918. She spent a lot of her childhood in coal camps in both Wyoming and Raleigh Counties. At age 16, she married Rev. Dewey Acord and they had ten children. Mom was a devout Christian and member of Akers Baptist Church at Maple Meadow.
She enjoyed hunting, fishing, ginsenging, gardening, and sewing quilts and clothing.
Mom loved her children and taught them of Jesus from the cradle up and loved having the family around her. When asked what her secret to a long and happy life was, she would say-"Love the Lord and live to serve and please him."
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dewey H. Acord, her parents, Wilbert "Bill" Acord and Mary Frances Cook Acord, an infant son, Lewis Acord, and daughter Shirley Acord Smith. Mom was also preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, James, and Everett Acord, two sisters, Jessie Smith and Charlotte Cozart; three sons-in-law, David McKinney, Henry Dills, and Billy Smith; three grandsons, Darrin Acord, Stephen Cox and Greg Carter.
She is survived by three sons, Wayne (Drema) Acord of Low Gap, NC, Wilbert "Hiram" (Margaret) Acord, and Charles (Linda) Acord, all of Lester, WV.
Five daughters, Margie "Esther" Dills, Francie (John) Williams, Naomi "Dorcas" Acord, Cerena (Samuel) Cox, all of Lester, WV, and Wanda McKinney of Stephenson, WV. Three sisters, Eunice Roupe of Cement City, Michigan, Billie Jean Davis, and Willie Dean Roe, of Lester, WV.
Mom was called Maw Maw "Ras" by 19 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 27 great-great grandchildren,, and 2 great-great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Peace Chapel in Beckley on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at 2 PM with Rev. Ardeth Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Acord Cemetery on Acord Mountain. Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time on Sunday at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Private online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.
Published on December 27, 2018
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The Oma Acord Family
Dec 30, 2018
Praying that God will comfort your hearts, and give you peace through this difficult time.... Our deepest Sympathy. Robert & Hilda Bailey
Wayne Smith
Dec 30, 2018
She always welcomed folks into her home and her smile was contagious. Rest in peace.
Debbie Saunders
Dec 30, 2018
Cerena, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Thoughts and prayers for your family and remember she’s no longer suffering.
With Deepest Sympathy
Debbie & Freddie Saunders
Francis Smith
Dec 29, 2018
One of the most blessed women I knew who taught her children what love,peace and happiness was. Will always remember ever thing about her. Praying for the family.
Jake Lawson
Dec 29, 2018
Thinking of family ,prayers
Robert roe
Dec 28, 2018
I will miss you I think about you praying at the dinner table when I was there you were an inspiration to me and I will never forget you god speed aunt ras
Robert roe
Dec 28, 2018
Your home in heaven aunt ras with the family say hi to my daddy I will miss you
Cora Sue Sizemore Acord
Dec 28, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your sweet mother,grandmother,sister.She is at home with Jesus now rejoicing with the Angels!Love to you'll .
Sandra Roe
Dec 28, 2018
Thinking of you all at this time. She was a wonderful Aunt. She will be missed. I know the homecoming with family in heaven is awesome, she is free from this earth now . God Bless.
John and Sharon Collins
Dec 28, 2018
To Wayne and the entire Acord family, please accept our condolences on the loss of your mom. A beautiful obituary speaks volumes to her amazing life. May she Rest In Peace and May God comfort each of you!
Lisa Moncus
Dec 28, 2018
I can't imagine being welcomed into a more sweeter, loving family and you sweet Ras, were the matriarch of that family. You were so fun to be around, always keeping us on our toes and loving everyone that embraced your presence. Heaven became sweeter and that doesn't come without heartache to those of us that loved you.
Dave and Sherri Lilly
Dec 28, 2018
Love and prayers for all the family!
Damon and Kristen & Cayden Sprinkle
Dec 28, 2018
Our love and prayers to the family! May God be with you in the days ahead!
LaWanda Martin
Dec 28, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for each of you , may God bring peace and comfort at this sad time.
Debra Basham Horton
Dec 28, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss my heart and prayers are with the family🙏🏻
Robin martin
Dec 28, 2018
Your life has always been a testimony on what a good Christian woman you were!! I have always admired you! A lot of beautiful memories in my life have you in it! I am so blessed to be your granddaughter! Until we meet again grandma. I will miss you.