Elizabeth Ann Rea Whitlock, 80, of Martinsville, VA passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at her home. She was born April 29, 1942, in Henry County, VA to the late Nellie Brown Miles and James Earl Rea. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Edna Earl Rea Campbell; brothers, David Brown Rea, Francis Elwood Rea, and James William Rea; and great-grandson, Jacob Robert “JJ” Dowdy, Jr.
Mrs. Whitlock was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Gene Whitlock; daughters, Kimberly Ann Whitlock, and Billie Jo Burrell (Jeff); son, Timothy Clay Whitlock; sister, Doris Rea Minter; grandchildren, Jacob Robert Dowdy (Peyton), Andrew James Dowdy, Jared Michael Burrell, and Ann Claire Burrell; and great-grandson, Patrick Drane.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with Rev. Jim Pence officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12 to 2 p.m. Burial will follow the funeral at Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Sharon Moore, 130 Mack Rd., Martinsville, VA 24112, or Pleasant Grove Christian Church Relay for Life Fund, 2488 Preston Rd., Martinsville, VA 24112 (make check payable to the American Cancer Society)
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Whitlock family. Online condolences may be made at norrisfuneral.com
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