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.