Wilma Ollis Burleson

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Wilma Ollis Burleson 

Wilma Ollis Burleson, 91, of Kaywilla Lane, Spruce Pine, died Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

Born March 25, 1927, in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Ella Weatherman Ollis. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred E. Burleson, who passed away in 2010.

Wilma was a longstanding member of the Grassy Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and liked animals. She studied her Bible every day and the activities she enjoyed the most were always church related.

Left to cherish her memories are her sisters, Gladys Duncan, of Spruce Pine, and Edith McClellan, of Hickory; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service honoring the life of Wilma Burleson was 3 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at Grassy Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Matt Mills and the Rev. Nathan Silver officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at the church. Interment followed in the Grassy Creek Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Blue Ridge.

Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to www.webbfh.com, selecting Wilma Burleson’s name and signing her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine is assisting the Burleson family. 

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Phone: 828-765-7169
Fax: 828-765-1616