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Mary Nell Miller Weaver

Originally published: Dec. 18, 2012
Last modified: Dec. 18, 2012

Mrs. Mary Nell Miller Weaver, 84, of West Jefferson, passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday morning Dec. 17, 2012, at her residence in West Jefferson.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Smethport United Methodist Church with the Rev. Margaret Wannemacher officiating. Burial will follow in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Jefferson.

The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Smethport United Methodist Church prior to the service.

Mary Nell Miller Weaver was born in Ashe County on June 26, 1928, to the late George Attison and Mae Calloway Miller. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Allen Miller and Harry Lee Miller, and two sisters, Georgia Bryant and Hazel Hodges.

Mary Nell devoted her life to making a loving and nurturing home for her husband of 63 years, Tom, and their two sons. She succeeded wonderfully, especially so with the challenges in relocating her family accommodating the assignments of her husband's military career.

All who knew her loved her bright smile, fun-loving sense of humor and her ceaseless caring and generosity for those in need.

Mary Nell stubbornly resisted the ravages of Parkinsons for the last 10 years of her life, with the loving and capable assistance of her son, Joel, his wife, June, and a host of dedicated caregivers and relatives.

A devout Christian all her life, she has joined her beloved father and mother and those siblings who passed before her.

Friends and family are asked not to mourn her passing but to celebrate the life well lived.

Mrs. Weaver is survived by her husband, John Thomas "Tom" Weaver of West Jefferson; two sons, Michael Weaver and wife, Cathy, of Catawba, Joel Weaver and wife, June, of Jefferson; a brother, Jim Miller and wife, Aimee, of West Jefferson; three sisters, Sallie Scott of West Jefferson, Silver Abernathy of Drexel, NC, Betty Monroe and husband, Warren, of Upper Black Eddie, Pa.; two grandchildren, Zack Weaver, Amy Weaver; a stepgrandchild, Jill Gambill; and two great-stepgrandchildren, Hope Gambill and Zoe Gambill.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Smethport United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1022, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.

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