Funeral service for Elenita Ruth “Nita” Wise, 83, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Fletcher’s Presbyterian Church, Newland, N.C., with burial in Fletcher’s Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, S.C., is assisting the family.
Mrs. Wise, formerly of Raleigh, returned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Born in Beckley, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Roy Ray and Audrey Hazel Wills Ellison and a 1951 graduate of Berea College. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Milton B. “Skeeter” Wise, former N.C. State faculty.
Left to cherish her sweet memory are son, Milton B. Wise Jr. and his wife, Gloria; son, Timothy L. Wise and his wife, Carrie; daughter, Becky Wise Potter and her husband, Billy; grandchildren, Josh Wise, Allie Wise and Nick Potter; devoted caretakers, Marina Ortega and Bilma Mososco, as well as countless friends and family members she held dear. She will be remembered for her pure and open heart, her unfailingly kind and generous spirit and her deep faith in God’s plan. She leaves behind a legacy of award-winning poetry, a lifetime of volunteer service and three children forever enriched by her unconditional love.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fletcher’s Presbyterian Church, PO Box 493, Newland, NC 28657.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.