Nelda K. Willhoit, 76, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in a local health care facility.
She was an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church, where she was very involved in the food ministry and women’s ministry, and served as Sunday School secretary for many years. She was a graduate of Bradley Central High School’s class of 1955. She was a kindergarten assistant with the Bradley County Schools system for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Willhoit; parents, Claude Keith and Verta Million Keith; and brother, Donald Keith.
Survivors include her daughter, Jenna Loveday and husband, Terry, of Cleveland; one grandson, Ethan Loveday of Cleveland; four brothers: George Keith and wife, Augustine, Lowell Keith and wife, Mary, Glenn Keith and wife, Carol, and Dale Keith, all of Cleveland; two sisters: Faye Whaley of Chattanooga and Nancy Roberts and husband, Daniel, of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Thelma Keith of Cleveland; brother-in-law, Bruce Willhoit of Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Myrtle Willhoit of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. today, Dec. 28, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Carlos Sibley and Pastor Rusty Langford officiating.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Jeremy White, Justin White, Brent Roberts, Scott Keith, Greg Keith and Mike Whaley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the food ministry at Macedonia Baptist Church.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family suggests memorials be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 3119 Spring Place Road S.E., Cleveland TN 37323.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Willhoit family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.