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Judie WheelerBenson, NC: Mrs. Judie Holmes Wheeler, age 88, of NC Hwy 50 North died Friday, March 6, 2020 at Spring Brook Nursing Home in Clayton. Funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Monday, March 9, 2020 at Rose & Graham Funeral Chapel in Benson. Rev. Curtiss Tatum will officiate. Burial will follow in Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Benson. Mrs. Wheeler was born on May 5, 1931 in Johnston County to the late Jasper Henry and Bertie McLamb Holmes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson “A.J.” Wheeler. Mrs. Wheeler was a homemaker and member of Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving include her children, Andrew Wheeler of Raleigh, Michael Wheeler and wife, Wanda of Benson, Carol W. Dupree and husband, Mark of Willow Spring; four grandchildren, Lindsey Wheeler Spain and husband, Benjamin, Larry Blackmon, Jr, Hannah Wheeler, Abby Dupree Dudley and husband, Zach; five great-grandchildren, Sophia Burfurd, Lincoln Dudley, Aiden Dudley, Liam Dudley, Jackson Spain; sister, Elsie Weddings of Selma; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson from 1:30PM to 2:30PM Monday prior to the service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.roseandgraham.com Arrangements by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.
A. J. and my dad, Garland McLamb, were first cousins. I remember Miss Judie as a young bride. They were a fine couple.God bless you, Gordon McLamb
Gordon McLamb Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM
My mother and I think that It was unforgettable message by the minister, and all of the scriptures of music in the Bible and how we are all to use our hands for the Lord every day, it was wonderful. Mrs. Wheeler was pretty in pink ,and with all of the pink flowers everywhere and the music, it was a special day to always remember. She was a church pianist for the Lord for fifty years. And, her family will carry on her musical legacy.
Elizabeth Anne Temple Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM
Andrew and families, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Ms Judie at the newspaper and she was full of knowledge and a very hard worker. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will not be able to go to service, I live in Wilmington now and work at Kure Beach. Rest in Peace Ms Judie
Regina and Billy Ireland Mar 7 2020 12:00 AM
Thoughts and Prayers for the family!!
Freda Byrd Mar 7 2020 12:00 AM
I am sorry to hear of Mrs. Wheeler's passing. I will pray for God's peace and comfort to be with you all. I hope that you will look forward to seeing her again.
Greg Honeycutt Mar 7 2020 12:00 AM