Vonnie G. Whitlock

June 12, 1929 - January 17, 2009

06/12/1929 - 01/17/2009

Past Services

Tuesday January 20, 2009
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Wednesday January 21, 2009
11:00 am
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery
635 Gilliam Mtn. Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Vonnie G. Whitlock, 79, of Hendersonville went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at her home following a long illness.

A native of Buncombe County, she lived in Henderson County most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Harrison and Maude Nix Gilliland, and the wife of the late Brownlow Whitlock, who died in 1970.

She was a woodcrafter, producing unique, one-of-a-kind wood products. She attended Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and was a dedicated homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Franklin Gilliland, and a sister, Mary Catherine Stepp.

Survivors include two daughters, Margie McMinn and her husband, Gene, of Hendersonville, and Shirley King of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, Andrew McMinn and his fiancÈ, Luzviminda Rubion, Brownlow Edward King and his wife, Jasmine, David Matthew King and his wife, Yvonne; two great-grandchildren, Lilli and Rosie King; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. The Revs. Stanley Adcock and Bill Landreth will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Mortuary.

Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Penny,Ross,Elizabeth,Hunter,and Faith
8 years ago

WE love you and may God be with you thru this time.And heal the pain,and loss you are going thru.Again one day when it is our time to be with the Lord She will be there with Jesus waiting for you to enter the kingdom of heaven.You are in our prayers,and hearts.

Dreya Reid
8 years ago

I am so sorry I was not able to be there with you. My best memory of Vonnie was when she came to mam maw’s and picked up a plow.

I grew up with my grand parents [Ed and Naomi Heatherly] talking about how smart she was and what a wonderful person.

My thought and prayers are with you,

Dreya Reid and family.

Joni D
8 years ago

I did not know Vonnie personally, but I feel like I do, the way my mam mow talked about her. She was a good friend and cared for my grandparents as much as they did for her.

I just had to let you know I was thanking about you and feel the loss. God Bless you, Joni Davis and family

Belinda Dethloff
8 years ago

Margie and Shirley,

I feel your loss so much, I have always admired Vonnie for all of her intelligence , I know she was blessed by God to be able to do so many things. The know she had the gift hard work and also the ability to create so many beautiful thing. She could be working with wood, yarn, any medium it didn’t matter she could she could work magic with it.

I will all ways be great full for how she loved and cared for our granny. We were all given a gift for 79 years. My parents thought there was no one like her and sang her praises to all who knew them. She was such good friend and sister-in-law to them. I send you all my love, prayers and thoughts.

I thank God for the give we were given,



Kim,Fred, Matthew, and Mark Stepp
8 years ago


We were so sorry to hear about your mama. I know how hard it is. Our prayers are with you and Junior and Andy.

We love you all.