THIS IS A COURTESY ANNOUNCEMENT
Laura Bullion Wilder, 73 of Maitland Drive, Roanoke Rapids, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, February 14, 2014 at her home. Laura was born May 18, 1940 in Carroll County, VA to the late Early Paul Bullion and Hazel Lundy Bullion. She was also preceded in death by her brother: Jimmie Bullion.
Laura was a faithful member of Harvest Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Middle Adult Sunday School Class. She was very involved in the Senior Adult Ministries and Women’s Ministries. She spent many years teaching the children in Sunday school, she truly loved each and every one of them. Laura loved helping others. She began her career as a LPN in 1973 and retired in 2001 as a Respiratory Therapist. She also worked at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service for several years. Her love of people and her desire to help others lead her to help begin a support group (Better Breathers Club) for patients and their families suffering from respiratory problems. She was actively involved with Better Breathers Club for 17 years. She was also very active in the local Relay for Life.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years: Leroy Wilder ; her sons: Charles “Eddie” Bedwell and his wife Barbara of Raleigh, NC, Herman L. Wilder, Jr. and his wife Casey of Manilla, AR, and Eddie Carter of Falcon, NC; her daughter: Sherrie Gupton and her husband Ricky of Roanoke Rapids; her brother: Curtis Bullion and his wife Brenda of Kipling, NC; her grandchildren: Brad Wilder, Ashley Murphy, Leslie Wilder, John Gupton and Samantha Gupton; her great grandchildren: Davis Murphy and Ashlynn Murphy; also many nieces, nephews and other family.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 17, 2014 at Harvest Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Norwood Starling officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the church from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Roanoke Valley Relay for Life/ACS, 1204 Hamilton Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hockadayfs.com.