June Lewis Whitaker age 80 of Ahoskie died Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at her home. She was born November 3, 1928 in Lakeland, Florida to the late William H. Lewis and Winnifred Gray Osteen.
Mrs. Whitaker was a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church, a loving homemaker, enjoyed sewing and doing crafts and was an avid flower gardener.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, September 25, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Ashley Memorial Chapel of Garrett-Jones Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Rev. Paul Ange will officiate.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, James Edward Whitaker of the home, a daughter Cheryl Whitaker of Ahoskie, two sons Ray Whitaker and his wife Linda and Mike Whitaker and his wife Brenda both of Ahoskie, grandchildren Sherri Farmer of Ahoskie, Laura W. Joyner of St. John, Jennifer Wheeler and Dennis Whitaker, Jr. both of Ahoskie and Timothy Whitaker of Ahoskie and two great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
I love you and miss you Grandma.
My thoughts are with the family. Ms June will be greatly missed.
Pete, I am sorrow to hear about June’s Death. Iknow you will miss her.
I was at the Funeral home and Grave service. Very nice.
I tried to get to you to speak to the family but the rain made it short for all.
To all of the members or the Whitaker family: Our deepest sympathy for the loss of June. We all know she was a wonderful person that our words cannot describe.We know that everyone is very sad right now. That’s normal, but the best thing is she is in a much better place now, with other loved ones. No pain, no suffering, and no doctors. If she could tell you right now, she would say don’t worry about me. I am fine. Take care of each other, and Pete needs your support the most right now. When you are feeling sad think of all the good times and years we all had. When I think of June I always remember sitting under the boat shelter with Pete and hearing the back door open and see June coming out carring Abby and Pete saying Oh no, here comes the Warden(we all know they loved each other). When you get sad think of something funny about June. We are very sorry that we can’t make it to pay our last respects, but we will as soon as possible. Tonight go outside and look up in the sky and you will see that bright new shiney star up there. That’s June looking over all of you. We love you and are thinking about all of you.
To the Whitaker Family:
The Lord has and always known what is best for us. In your time of sorrower may He hold your hand, rub your back, catch your tears, and give you strength. For to be absent in the body means to be present with the Lord. May Our Loving Heavenly Father breath a fresh on each of you this day and days to come. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. God Bless!
The Handy Family
Our love and prayers are with all of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Pete and the rest of the family.
Aunt June will be severely missed, but its good knowing she is with Papa again up in Heaven watching all of us.
June Whitaker was one of the greatest women I know. Our lives will be empty without her. We may have lived 1500 miles away, but when we came to visit we were aloways home. I will always cherish te memory of my Aunt June. She was a big part of my life. My thoughts and prayers are with our whole family. Love and hugs to everyone.
Our love & prayers go out to Ms. June & her family. She will be missed.