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Aldena Childers Whitlow

MORVEN - On Friday, March 31, 2017, Mrs. Aldena Childers Whitlow, 85, heard the words of her Savior, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Funeral services will be 2:00pm Monday, April 3, 2017 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with Dr. Eugene Hunsinger officiating. Interment will follow in Anson Memorial Park. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Aldena was born December 12, 1931 in Whittier, NC a daughter of the late Theodore Francis Childers and the late Clearsey Estes Childers. Although born in North Carolina, Aldena was reared in a Christian home in Virginia. She graduated from Rural Retreat High School with honors and earned her degree in education from Radford College in Radford, VA. She taught school in Collinsville, VA and it was while in Collinsville she met, William Michael Bill Whitlow. They were married and their life together would take them many places, due to Bills long career in textiles. The would eventually make Morven, North Carolina their permanent home and Aldena retired from teaching at Lilesville Elementary School. Following her retirement, she tutored children to read, not only their school books but the Bible as well. Aldena was a great supporter of her husbands ministry and was a wonderful pastors wife. She would often serve the churches as pianist or organist and even choir director. She taught Sunday school and was very active in Baptist Associational WMU activities, too. Her husband, Rev. Bill Whitlow preceded her in death December 30, 2016 and she is survived by her daughter, Beth Whitlow Marin of Charlotte; her grandchildren, Kaylan Johnson of Morrisville, Kyle Johnson of Wadesboro and Alyssa Aldena Marin of Charlotte, her great-grandson Tidus Simmons; and her sister and brother, Frances Cline of Abingdon, VA and Cecil Childers of Ocala, FL. Aldena will be remembered for her great faith, love of music, teaching children and being a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She truly lived a life devoted in service to God and others. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Childrens Homes of North Carolina, P. O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360 or to the Alzheimers Association of North Carolina, 300 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215. Aldena collected lighthouses and may their guiding light be a great source of comfort knowing, she has found rest and clarity of mind, safe in Heavens harbor. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com Visitation Leavitt Funeral Home Monday April 3rd, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm 2036 Morven Road Wadesboro, NC 28170

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