Nellie Catherine Reavis Whitener

Published 2:26 pm Friday, February 12, 2021

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Mrs. Nellie Catherine Reavis Whitener, 74, of Mocksville, died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.

Born Aug. 1, 1946 to the late Lawrence Asbury and Theda Maxine Shelton Reavis, she lived most of her life in the Pino community of Davie County. She was a graduate of Davie High Class of 1964, and retired as a supervisor from State Industries. She had also worked as a supervisor with QST and Crown Wood. Creative, artistic, and multi-talented, in earlier years, she and her friend JoAnne Blakely owned and operated a florist and leather gift shop. Later, she and her husband, Cecil, owned and operated C&N Engraving.  In recent years, she made custom gun grips. She was also honored by having one of her intricately carved and painted eggs displayed at the White House.

She was loving and caring, cherishing the time she spent with her family and friends.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Cecil Whitener; her sister and brother-in-law, Jane R. and Charles E. Masten; and a nephew, Eddie W. Masten.

Survivors: 2 nieces, Carol M. Veach (John) and Cathy M. DeCess (Jimmy); grandsons, Wesley and John Warden; their parents, Pam and Wayne; stepdaughter, Scarlett Whitener; many great-nieces and nephews; many great-great-nieces and nephews; The Birthday Club; and special friends from the Class of ‘64.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Courtney Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Martin officiating.  At the request of the family, be mindful of social distancing and wear face covering.  The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Monday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., to pay respects.  Due to COVID-19, there will not be a formal receiving line and face coverings are required.

Memorials: LLS – North Carolina (The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), PO Box 22443, New York, NY 10087-2443.,