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    Wednesday, March 17 2021
    Wanda Overton Whittaker

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 04:19 pm   |  Permalink   |  37 Comments  |  Email
    Thinking of the family during this difficult time. Wanda will be missed and remembered by many. Nancy and Bagley Hawthorne
    Posted by Nancy hawthorne on 03/19/2021 - 06:10 PM
    Buddy we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort at this trying time. 🙏
    Posted by Jim and Deborah Nowlin on 03/19/2021 - 06:54 PM
    Prayers for Buddy and the family on the loss of a precious family member. Pamela Vaughan Yoder Mary Vaughan
    Posted by Pamela Vaughan Yoder on 03/19/2021 - 06:58 PM
    Buddy We are so sorry to hear about Wanda. She was beautiful inside and out. We are praying for you and for the family.
    Posted by Karen McNabb on 03/19/2021 - 07:00 PM
    Buddy, my heart and prayers are with you in this most sorrowful time. Wanda was dearly loved by many and are grieving over her passing. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.
    Posted by Jackie Conner on 03/19/2021 - 07:59 PM
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed.The Lord will give you strength.
    Posted by Haynie and Shirley Hite on 03/19/2021 - 08:06 PM
    Buddy, Words cannot express the sadness that I have for you and your family right now. I pray that God gives you comfort and understanding as you navigate through this difficult time. God bless.
    Posted by Donna Wilborn on 03/19/2021 - 08:08 PM
    So very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Posted by Ginna Wilson on 03/19/2021 - 08:11 PM
    Wanda, I am so saddened by your passing. I am thinking of all our trips to the beach where we enjoyed each other's company, and the antics of Buddy and Bob. Buddy, I pray for your peace and comfort and rejoice in Wanda's new healthy body. I love both of you as dearly as a brother and sister. With deepest sympathy, Liz.
    Posted by Liz Whittaker on 03/19/2021 - 08:14 PM
    Thoughts and prayers to all. So sorry to learn of Wanda's passing.
    Posted by Marilyn Estes on 03/19/2021 - 08:46 PM
    Buddy, So sorry about Wanda. I understand how you feel and will gladly talk to you if you want to. You will be alright , but it won't be easy.
    Posted by Billy Thompson on 03/19/2021 - 09:02 PM
    I'm sorry, this happened. Stay safe. God will be with Us I am so sorry, I haven't seen you in forever. But I loved you.
    Posted by Debbie on 03/19/2021 - 09:36 PM
    We were so sorry to hear of Wanda's passing. She was such a sweet, caring person. We pray that all your many wonderful memories of Wanda will help comfort you all and that God will hold you all a little closer at this time. Sincerely, Charles & Vanessa Martin
    Posted by Vanessa Martin on 03/20/2021 - 06:55 AM
    We are so saddened by the passing of our good friend, Wanda. She will be missed by all who knew her in this community and in our church. We extend our love and sympathy to Buddy and Wanda's sisters and their families. Our prayers are with you at this time.
    Posted by Ron and Anita Mattox on 03/20/2021 - 06:56 AM
    This news makes me so very sad. Even though I didn't see Wanda as often as I did back in our Piedmont days, I have so many fond memories. Sending sincere condolences to Buddy and the family. She will be truly missed.
    Posted by Carolyn Whitmore on 03/20/2021 - 10:13 AM
    What a wonderful friend Wanda has been through the years! We shared so many things together, worked hard together for 29 years, shopped when we could and loved getting together for lunch. My heart goes out to Buddy and all of her family that she loved so dearly. You are in my prayers!!
    Posted by Peggy Vaughan on 03/20/2021 - 10:54 AM
    In my heart I want to say how sad I am at Wanda's untimely departure to her heavenly home, but with God, nothing is untimely! God bless Buddy, Carol, Sandra, Debbie, and Cindy, and all of those who loved her so much as you mourn her absence. She was so special to so many!!
    Posted by Margaret Taylor on 03/20/2021 - 12:06 PM
    We are so heartbroken to hear about Wanda. What a loss for this family so close to losing your mother. We pray for peace and comfort as you grieve the loss of such a wonderful lady. Our heart hurts for you Buddy.
    Posted by Danny & Nell Thomas on 03/20/2021 - 01:53 PM
    We are so heartbroken to hear about Wanda. What a loss for this family so close to losing your mother. We pray for peace and comfort as you grieve the loss of such a wonderful lady. Our heart hurts for you Buddy.
    Posted by Danny & Nell Thomas on 03/20/2021 - 01:53 PM
    To Buddy and the entire family, We are so sorry for your loss. Let us know if you need anything. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Posted by Dale and Stephanie Cordle on 03/20/2021 - 03:17 PM
    Thinking of Buddy & Wanda's sisters & family & praying for peace & comfort in their loss. Wanda was such a special person who will be missed by so many.
    Posted by Norma Williams on 03/20/2021 - 04:04 PM
    I'm so sorry to here this. Praying for her family
    Posted by Debbie Hardy on 03/20/2021 - 04:09 PM
    Wanda you lived a wonderful life and left a legacy of how to truly live life to the fullest. Thank you for loving me as your own and for all the wonderful memories. Thank you for being a strong role model and mother like figure to me. Your smile, zest, and strength will be forever remembered.
    Posted by Diana Abell on 03/20/2021 - 06:03 PM
    Cindy, Carol, Debbie and Sandra words cannot express how sorry I was to hear about y'alls sister. My prayers are with you all. May God give each and every one of y'all peace and strength to see you through this time.
    Posted by Linda Madison on 03/20/2021 - 06:17 PM
    Buddy, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Posted by George Stanford on 03/20/2021 - 07:21 PM
    Wanda you were truly a second mother to me and Diana. We love you more than words could ever explain. We are so thankful for all the unconditional love you gave over the years. You taught me so many things over the years, most importantly to live life to the fullest! You and Buddy are a role model couple, and I strive to have a marriage/partnership like you two have with Greg. I'm going to miss us dancing, laughing and sharing life events at our celebrations. I only have the best memories of you and am so thankful you met sweet Charlie. He will always know how wonderful his Great Aunt Wanda was! Love you always
    Posted by Sarah Stanford on 03/20/2021 - 07:26 PM
    Buddy, We are praying for you and love you. Mom, Sandra, Debbie, Cindy, We love you all and sending prayers.
    Posted by Angela and Joey Smith on 03/20/2021 - 07:33 PM
    Dear Buddy and families, We are so very sorry about Wanda's passing but we know she is now pain free and her suffering is over. Buddy please lean on family and friends to help you through the pain and loss because we are all here for you. If you need us for anything please do not hesitate to call us. Praying for peace and strength! God bless and keep you all!
    Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 03/20/2021 - 07:58 PM
    Lord we thank you for Wanda's life and pray you will bless Buddy and all the family. Comfort them and keep them in your ever loving care. May we all meet in Heaven some day and celebrate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
    Posted by mildred ranck on 03/20/2021 - 10:20 PM
    Our hearts are saddened by Wanda's loss. May God give you and family comfort and strength during this hard time.
    Posted by Gail Berkley on 03/21/2021 - 08:13 AM
    So very sorry to hear of Wanda's passing. She was always quick with a smile, and a pleasure to see. Buddy, sisters, and all that loved her, we will be lifting you up in prayer. Memories will keep her close in your hearts, and may you find comfort in God's grace. 🙏🏻
    Posted by Roger & Tricia Rickman on 03/21/2021 - 03:17 PM
    To my dear sweet sister, Love you and will miss you so much. It is just so hard to believe you ae gone as you were much to young and was hoping to have many more years to enjoy retirement life. While it is so difficult right now to understand why God called you home I do believe he needed you there and now you are no longer suffering with your pain. You will always live in my heart. Thank you for always being there for Steve and I and my girls as you were like a Mom to them. Until we meet again tell Mom and Dad we miss and love them. Love, Debbie
    Posted by Debbie Reynolds on 03/21/2021 - 11:46 PM
    Buddy, We are so very very sorry to hear about Wanda..sweet Wanda...I am praying for you and hoping there may be some peace found during this difficult time. I loved Wanda and was also SO glad to see you both. If we can do anything for you, please let us know. Kathy and Eugene
    Posted by Kathy and Eugene Ashworth on 03/23/2021 - 05:08 PM
    My condolences to Buddy! Wanda was an ANGEL to me & always will be! Enjoy your wings Wanda because you will wear them proudly.❤👼❤
    Posted by Ethel Spencer on 03/23/2021 - 08:12 PM
    Buddy, I am so very sorry about Wanda. May God's angels surround you with love and comfort.
    Posted by Hope Hancock on 03/24/2021 - 09:25 AM
    We were so saddened to hear of Wanda's passing. Our deepest condolences go out to Buddy and to her friends and family. Sending you all prayers for peace.
    Posted by Kevin and Kelli Moss on 03/27/2021 - 04:45 PM
    Buddy, I am just now learning of Wanda's passing but want to send my condolences. Wanda and I worked together at Piedmont for a few years while I was in the Medical Records Department. Wanda was always so full of wit and a dedicated hard working employee. I pray for comfort for you in the times ahead. Her health has been restored and a new body for evermore!
    Posted by Margie L. Coleman on 11/03/2021 - 11:08 AM

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    Wanda Overton Whittaker, 62, of Victoria, VA joined her parents, P.C. and Charlotte Overton, in Heaven on March 17, 2021. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 41 years, George M. “Buddy” Whittaker; her sisters, Carol O. Lewis (Mike) of Chester, Sandra O. Tomlinson (Claude) of Victoria, Debbie O. Reynolds (Steve) of Chesterfied and Cindy O. Foley (Bob) of Lunenburg; second mother to 4 nieces, 5 nephews, 4 great-nieces, 3 great-nephews and 1 great-great niece. She is also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Wanda was a 1978 graduate of Central High School. She retired from Piedmont Geriatric Hospital after 30 years. She was a member of Victoria Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served on numerous committees.  She loved the beach and most of all her family. Her body will lie in state at the Staples Funeral Home in Victoria from 10am to 6 pm on Saturday March 20, 2021. Graveside services will be held Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00PM at the Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria. Please wear a mask and comply to social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to Victoria Baptist Church, P.O. Box 911, Victoria, VA. 23974

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