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Virginia Mae Bell Meece

Died: October 21, 2020

Virginia Mae Bell Meece of Rutherfordton died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at her home. She was born on December 13, 1927 in Henderson County to the late Daniel Edgar Bell and Lois Talley Bell. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Edgar Bell, Jr. and three sisters: Audrey Bel…read more

Virginia Mae Bell Meece of Rutherfordton died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at her home. She was born on December 13, 1927 in Henderson County to the late Daniel Edgar Bell and Lois Talley Bell. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Edgar Bell, Jr. and three sisters: Audrey Bell Kilpatrick, Doris Bell Meece and Frieda Bell Blankenship.

Virginia loved her community and lived 58 years in Henderson County where she was a devoted mother, homemaker, friend and wife to the late Calvin Grady Meece who died November 1, 1990. She felt extremely blessed by her family and she adored spending time with them all– especially her four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters: Retha Butler Giles of Fletcher, Marcia Butler Wilkie of Asheville, Vivian Meece Huntley of Tryon and Joy Meece Coleman of Rutherfordton.

A memorial service will be held at Shepherd Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 with the Reverend Gerald Wilkie officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her name be made to the American Cancer Society by going online to www.americancancerfund.org or calling 908-431-9800. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

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