IRENE MULLINS WILBURN, 88, of Magnolia Drive in Ripplemead, departed this life Wednesday morning, September 21, 2016 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Fremont, Virginia, Dickinson County on December 17, 1927 she was a daughter of the late Ira and Hattie Fleming Mullins. Irene was an LPN with over 45 years service retiring from Giles Memorial Hospital in the nursery department. She was a Christian of the Baptist Faith and had attended Edgewood United Methodist Church in Ripplemead. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Carl Mullins, and her sisters Nina Hensley, Fern Dameron, and Gaye Rader.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 63 years Roy W. Wilburn; her sons Gary W. Wilburn and his wife Gina of Roanoke and Randall K. Wilburn of Ripplemead; her grandchildren Grace A Wilburn of Salem and Grant M Wilburn of Cornelius, NC; her brothers Emory Mullins of Coeburn, VA and Darrius Mullins of Nora, VA; her sister Faye Wright of Abington, VA.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 pm in The Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5 until 7 pm. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.