Thelma Jane Spade Wilson


Thelma Jane Spade Wilson, 72, of Lewisburg, formerly of Rainelle, died Wednesday, November 28, 2018, in the Peyton Hospice House, Lewisburg, following a long illness.
Born July 3, 1946, on Loops Road, Rainelle, she was the daughter of the late Oather Esco and Rosie Jane Fox Spade.
Thelma (Sissy) was a 1963 graduate of Meadow Bridge High School and after working as a bookkeeper in Rainelle for many years, she graduated from Concord University in 1994 with a degree in studio art. She was a member of the Rainelle United Methodist Church, where she served a number of years as the church treasurer and financial secretary. Thelma loved painting and crafting.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 6 brothers Alza Eston (Buddy), William Weaver, Forrest Haven, Oather Eugene (Chub), Roland Letcher, and Acie Allen Spade; and 1 sister Alberta Mae Dunlap,
Survivors include her devoted husband of 37 years, Gary K. Wilson; her beloved daughter, Leslie Hall of Lewisburg; 2 stepdaughters, Stephanie Jamison of Cornelious, NC and Sara Brody (Tryg) of Leesburg, VA; 2 grandsons, Nicholas Beard (Heather) of Raleigh, NC and Matthew Beard (Heather) of Roanoke, VA; 3 step-grandsons, Alex and Henry Jamison of Cornelious, NC and August Brody of Leesburg, VA; 1 step-grandaughter Sasha Brody of Leesburg, VA; 1 brother Jack Lee Spade (Patty) of Loops Road, Rainelle; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center and especially the staff at Peyton Hospice House (the angels) for the professional and loving care they gave our precious Thelma.
Per her request, Thelma's body will be cremated, and a memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 3, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Jonathan Dierdorff officiating.
The family will receive friends two hours before the service from 12 - 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to the Rainelle United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 617 Kanawha Avenue, Rainelle, WV 25962, or to the Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
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Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.
Published on November 30, 2018
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