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Obituary for Wendy Jeneise Gordon
Wendy Jeneise Gordon, born July 26, 1976, died on Oct. 31 at Southside Regional Hospital in Petersburg, Va. Wendy leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Teresa Wray Welsh, of Emporia; father, Phillip W. Gordon and stepmom, Beverly of Lake Gaston, NC.; daughter Kelly Finn of Louisburg, N.C.; the love of her life, Ricky Blythe of Stony Creek, Va; and faithful canine Cracker as well as a host of aunts, uncles and cousins that she loved very much. She was predeceased in death by her grandparents, Robert H. "Bobby" Wray and Edla Hobbs Wray; and Robert and Marie Gordon, of Emporia. Wendy faced many challenges in her 40 years. She had medical issues from childhood and suffered a brain injury in her early 20s. But she had a heart of gold and loved everyone, especially children and the elderly. The family will receive visitors Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 6:30-8 p.m., at Echols Funeral Home. A graveside funeral will be held at 11 a.m., at Emporia Cemetery on Brunswick Ave., with Pastor Brad Barbour officiating. Pallbearers will be Tally Pernell, John Mise, Chris Clarke, Nicholas Hobbs, Robbie Wray, and Brian Lindsley. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Wrenn, Ernest Bailey and Kiser Robinson. In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations for the funeral. Send donations to Teresa Welsh, c/o Independent Messenger, 111 Baker St. Condolences may be sent to www.Echolsfuneralhome.com