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Jo Weatherford Wimbish

September 1, 1937 — April 23, 2023

Jo Weatherford Wimbish

Jo Weatherford Wimbish of South Boston died peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2023. A native of Halifax County, she was born on September 1, 1937, to the late Robert I. Weatherford and Margaret D. Weatherford. She was a graduate of Halifax County High School, Mars Hill College, and Meredith College. Jo enjoyed a 37 year career as a teacher, the majority of which was spent teaching kindergarten at South of Dan Elementary. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an education honorary society. Jo was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, where she taught second grade Sunday School for 25 years, served as a Deacon, and was a member of the Lacy-Slate Bible Class and Sue Willingham Circle. She was a frequent visitor to shut ins, often bringing a loaf of her homemade sourdough bread. Jo was active in other community organizations, including the Tuesday Woman’s Club, the Retired Teachers Association, and the Travelers Protective Association (TPA). In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Rosalie Weatherford LeFontaine, and a granddaughter, Mary Margaret Wimbish. Jo is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, Carlyle R. Wimbish, Jr., two sons, Carlyle R. “Randy” Wimbish, III (Gill) of Manakin Sabot and Robert Wimbish (Angela) of Knoxville, TN, and five grandchildren, Carlyle R. “Cary” Wimbish, IV of Richmond, Grayson Wimbish of Los Angeles, Hampton Wimbish of Blacksburg, and Michael Russell and Lillie Wimbish of Knoxville. The family would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Marsha’s Home Care Agency for the compassionate care they provide to Jo during her final illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church, 815 North Main Street in South Boston with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Scottsburg. The Rev. Susan Davis and Rev. Bob Balance will officiate the service.The family will receive visitors at Powell Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and other times at her home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Halifax County Cancer Association, PO Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558 or the Danville Community College Foundation, 1008 South Main Street, Danville, VA 24541.
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Monday, April 24, 2023

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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Burial

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Oakland Cemetery at Scottsburg

, Scottsburg, VA 24589

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