October 22, 1930 - April 9, 2013
Helen Taylor Whitaker, age 82, of Damascus, Virginia went to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. She was a life long resident of Washington County, Virginia and retired as a nurse’s aide from Johnston Memorial Hospital after twenty years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Damascus, Virginia. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook, and enjoyed canning, gardening, and quilting. Helen was a strong independent lady who was very dedicated to her family, always thinking of others, especially her children. She loved listening to country and gospel music. Helen was a dedicated faithful loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother lovingly known by her grandchildren and great grandchildren as “Maw”, “Granny”, or “Nana”. She is survived by her loving six children, Phillip Lee Taylor and his wife, Ruth, of Galax, Virginia, Dorothy Isenberg and her husband, Gilbert “Buddy”, of Bristol, Virginia, Margaret Helen Whitaker Smith-Offield and her husband, Gary, of Bristol, Virginia, Patsy Spears and her husband, John, of Abingdon, Virginia, Tommy Whitaker and his wife, Jeanne, of Roanoke, Virginia and Jimmy Whitaker and his wife, Lisa, of Roanoke, Virginia; one sister, Thelma Rominger of Bristol, Tennessee; 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 13, 2013 in the Riverview Chapel at Garrett Funeral Home in Damascus, Virginia with Pastor Todd Asbury officiating. The committal service and interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, Virginia. Pallbearers will be Graham Whitaker, Zach Whitaker, P.J. Taylor, James Anthony, Josef Kiesenhofer, and Jason Mundy. John Spears will serve as an honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, April 12, 2013 at Garrett Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family and a memorial video tribute may be viewed by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com. Mrs. Whitaker and her family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236, ph.#: 276-475-3631.
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