Iva (Ledford) Whitson

Died: Wed., Sep. 27, 2017


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Yancey Funeral Services

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Yancey Funeral Services

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Iva Ledford Whitson, 86, of  Bald Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  A native of Madison County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Effie Metcalf Ledford, and wife of the late Reece Whitson, who passed away in 2012.  In addition to her parents and husband, Iva was preceded in death by her son, Roy Jack Foxx; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Sigmon Whitson; sisters: Louise Maney and Lois Watts and brothers: Spurgeon Ledford, Emerson Ledford, Claude Ledford and Kelly Ledford.  Iva worked at Mohasco for a number of years.  She had a "green thumb" and her hobbies included gardening, sewing, quilting and reading.  Her loves were her family and her pets.

Left to cherish her memories is her daughter, Gail Whitson of Bald Mountain; son, Mack Whitson of Bald Mountain;  grandchildren:  Amanda and Isaac of Burnsville and Eric and Mary of Bakersville; special great grandson, Isaac Levi Whitson; sister, Myrtle Potter of Brevard and loving family friend, Ronald Miller of Burnsville.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 30th in the chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. with the  Rev. Perry Norton and Rev. Denny Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Whitson Family Cemetery.  

The family would like to say a special thank you to both Hospice and Smokey Ridge Health and Rehabilitation for the wonderful care and love given to Iva.  

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Joanna D Biddix
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
I was blest to have taken care of Ms. Iva in the nursing home. I will miss her terribly. Prayers for her family

Terry Rogers
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know it has been a very tough summer for you, with the loss of your wife and mother. It is hard to understand why things happen, especially so close together, but God always has a plan for each of us. It is comforting to know that your loved ones are spending Eternal Life with God and one day too, you will be joined up to spend eternity with your loved ones. May God bless you and give you comfort during this difficult time and also in the days ahead. With love - Terry and Carolyn Rogers

marylou and mike wilson
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
sorry to hear of your grandmother amanda and issac. our prayers are with you.

Thomas and Susan Wilson
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
To Mack and Gail and all the grandchildren,
Iva was one on the kindest and one of most tender hearted persons that I have met.She always had a kind word and a friendly wave and bright smile.Her and Reece were the best of neighbors and we miss them both. Each of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Thomas and Susan Wilson

Lisa Benge
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
Iva was such a blessing to me. I'm sure gonna miss all the conversations we had. She was a loving and caring lady. I will see you again my special friend. Love and miss you till then. God bless you family you are in my prayers.

Danny and Debbie Hensley
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
We were very saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Randy and Judy
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
Mack and family, so sorry for the loss of your mom, Thoughts and prayers are with you as your mom joins your wife in her heavenly fathers arms.

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