Hilda Frances Fletcher, 81, of Ripplemead, departed this life Friday afternoon, February 13, 2015 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA after a short illness. Born in Narrows on November 18, 1933 she was a daughter of the late Sidney Cover and Jennie Woodyard Lamb. She had been employed at the Celanese Plant and operated Fletchers Trailer Court, and was a beloved mother and grandmother. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Wallace R. Fletcher, her brother Gerald Lamb, Sr., her sons-in-law David Bratton and Robert Quesenberry, her daughter-in-law Carol Blankenship, and her sister Syble Bradley.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons Darrell Blankenship of Pearisburg and Garland Blankenship and his wife Lisa of Rich Creek; her daughters Donna Bratton of Ripplemead and Rhonda Quesenberry of Ripplemead; her sister Mary Dennis of Vinton; her grandchildren Kieth and Linda Bratton, Mark Quesenberry, Rochelle Quesenberry, Eric and Chrissy Quesenberry, Jennie Blankenship; her great-grandchildren J T Thompson, Rhianna Thompson, Mara Kay Lawson, Genesis Quesenberry, Eric J Quesenberry and Leander Quesenberry; and her beloved dogs Little Bit and Mia.
Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday at 7:00 pm at Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead with Pastors Shahn Wilburn, Ward Harris, and Terry Easter officiating. The family will receive friends at the church two hours before the services. Hilda had requested that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Faith Overseas Mission, Dr. James Parker, Riverview Baptist Church, 217 Big Stoney Creek Road, Ripplemead, VA 24150. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.