Mrs. Mary Belle Johnson Wampler Wood, age 90, of the Rockhouse section of Davenport, Virginia, passed away Sunday (January 5, 2020) at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, Virginia. Born March 28, 1929 in Davenport, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Perry and Martha Alice Barton Johnson. She had briefly worked as a custodian at Council School before devoting her life as a homemaker, being a loving mother and wife. She loved working outdoors and took pride in her vegetable and flower gardens as long as her health permitted. She enjoyed hearing the Gospel preached and you could often find her singing hymns. She never met a stranger and always made sure that no one ever left her house hungry. Her kind heart touched all those she knew and she will be greatly missed.
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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Elbert Wampler, Sr., her second husband, Tolby Wood; one daughter, Gloria Wampler; one son, Kester Wampler; three brothers, Stuart Johnson, Cecil Johnson, and Leonard Johnson; four sisters, Ellen Bostic, Nannie Ray, Angie Boyd, and Carmie Lowe; special son-in-law, Milton Ratliff; several step-children, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Survivors to mourn her loss include her three daughters, Glenda Ratliff and Regena Wampler of the home, and Pandora Kiser and husband, Scott of Abingdon; two grandsons, Emory Ratliff and wife, Mary of Davenport, and Rodney Adam Ray and wife, Kate of Radford; three great-grandchildren, Alexia Ratliff, Chelsea Ratliff, and Wade Ratliff all of Davenport; one brother, Raymond Johnson and wife, Thelma of Davenport; one sister-in-law, Gay Johnson of Davenport; two step-daughters, Flornia Nelson of Turkey Creek, Kentucky and Thelma Lowe Stanley of Sevierville, Tennessee; three step-sons, Thomas Woods, Lonnie Woods, and Leonard Woods all of Lima, Ohio; step daughter-in-law, Nell Wampler of Lebanon; several step grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia, with Rev. Roy Lee Wilson and Rev. Edward Tiller officiating. Interment will follow in the Wampler & Wood Cemetery near the home.
Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6:00 PM Thursday, where an evening service will be conducted at 7:00 PM.