Kendra Turner Whitley 56 of Norwood passed away peacefully Monday Morning, April 20, 2020 at her home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood. Rev. Flynn Richardson will officiate. Kendra will lie in state from 2:00 until 5:00PM Tuesday Afternoon and from 9:00AM until 1:00PM Wednesday at the funeral home where friends are welcome to pay their respects privately.
Kendra was born October 31, 1963 in Cumberland County, North Carolina to Richard and Emily Howell Turner of Norwood. She was a 1982 graduate of South Stanly High School and a 1984 graduate of Stanly Community College where she received her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree. She was a retired LPN for the NC Department of Corrections and a member of Porter Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband Don Whitley of the home. One daughter, Megan Todd DePasquale (Philip) of Albemarle and one son Seth Turner Todd (Alicia) of Albemarle. One sister Melissa Jo Huneycutt (Scottie) and their son Wesley of Albemarle. Two step daughters, Tabithia Whitley Thompson (Anthony) of Norwood and Carol Whitley Furr (E.J.) of Albemarle. Four grandchildren, Matthew Todd, Payton and Braxton Furr and Mason Thompson. Also surviving are her beloved pets.
She was preceded in death by her grandchildren Ava and Wyatt Thompson. Her first husband and father of her children Steven Todd and her grandparents, Henry and Louise Turner and D.F. and Clara Throneburg, as well as her favorite uncle Randy Throneburg.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the charity of the donor’s choice.
Due to an order issued by NC Governor Roy Cooper to limit crowd size the service may only be attended by family, funeral home staff and guest personally invited by the family.
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