Wilma Chafin Obituary (1937-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Chafin, Wilma Mae Rush


Wilma Mae Rush Chafin, 84, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021. She is now reunited with her 66-year-old husband Bobby Dean Chafin, who passed away in May 2021. She is owned by her three loving sons Steve (Ginny) Chafin of Brown Summit, NC, Gary (Vicky) Chafin of Roanoke, VA, and David (Lynn) Chafin of Greensboro; eight grandchildren, Kristen, Lauren, Matt, Daniel, Rebecca, Mark, Chris, and Sam; and 19 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Doris Chafin from Christiansburg, VA, Ella Ruth Hutchins from Christiansburg, VA and Shirley Adkins (Bob) from Ferrum, VA; Sister-in-law, Donna Chafin of Raleigh, NC; Brother-in-law, Gary Mallory from Radford, VA and Fred Williams from Christiansburg, VA.

Wilma was born in Cambria, VA, in 1937 to the late Frank and Reba Rush. She was a beautiful, loyal and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She valued her family and church family at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, and had a deep and abiding faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was the embodiment of Proverbs 31: 10-31. Even during her decline in the last few years of her life, when her memories of Alzheimer’s disease were revealed, she retained her kind spirit and loving heart. She was the rock of our family and is missed by everyone who knows her.

A celebration of their lives and remembrance will be held Tuesday, August 24th at 11 a.m. at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. The family will receive friends in the church from 10 a.m. before the service. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, August 25th at 11 a.m. at Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg, VA. Dr. Daniel Dickard will lead both services.

Memorials may be directed to Friendly Avenue Baptist Church (Building Fund), 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410. Online condolences can be found at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

Published by Greensboro News & Record on August 23, 2021.

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