Home with the Lord! On Thursday, May 11th, our beloved Valma Virginia Corne Mewborn went into eternity to meet her loved ones and her Saviour.
She was born in Henderson County, North Carolina on August 5, 1929, to Blake and Ollie Levi Corne, of Tuxedo.
After high school graduation with many honors and awards, she enrolled in her beloved Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina, graduating with her Associates in Business degree. It was during her college years she met her husband-to-be, William Edgar Mewborn of Kinston, N.C.
After marriage and seminary graduation, William entered the ministry with the United Methodist Church and together they pastored many churches in the Carolinas.
After decades of ministry and marriage; Rev. Mewborn went to his reward preceding Valma by 20 years. Valma served her Lord and Saviour in many capacities; pianist, church secretary, Sunday school teacher, singer, charities, and community service volunteer. She had a talent for gardening, avid reader, and was a master artist at crochet. She won many awards, including “Homemaker of the Year” for the Clemson University Extension, mentoring young women.
She held many positions in the workplace. Secretarial positions in law offices, Mills, retail establishments, county offices, Pope Air Force Base, and others.
She was preceded by her father and mother, her sister, Sylvia Corne Mintz, her brother-in-law, Dr. Carl F. Mintz, her brother-in-law Clarence Stansell, USN Ret., and her niece, Vanessa Y. Mintz.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Elaine Corne Stansell, of Charleston South Carolina. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, including her special caregivers of several years, Andrea Little Gray, and her sister Jessica Little Freeman, both great nieces, of Hendersonville North Carolina.
She was a special lady with a sweet spirit and a lovely smile. She was loved by all! And she will be sorely missed.
There will be a graveside memorial service at 2 PM on Monday, May 15. This will be at the Tuxedo First Baptist Church Cemetery, 458 Mountain View Church Rd., Zirconia, North Carolina, 28790.