Lucille Wiseley Fletcher, 94, died Jan. 18 after months of declining health. Born in Missouri in 1920, Lucille grew up in Holdenville, OK, with her sister Wilma and her parents, Curtis and Mary Wiseley.
After attending Holdenville Business College, Lucille enrolled in the Wesley Hospital School of Nursing and received her nursing degree in 1942. She then was commissioned a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She met her future husband Bill (Charles William Fletcher) while stationed in Texas. When Bill returned from the European theater of war, they were married in October, 1945, in Seattle, Washington. Lucille and Bill lived in Knoxville, TN; Stevenson, Al; Scottdale, PA; and Roanoke, VA as Bill pursued his career in the flooring industry.
Lucille was a homemaker and returned to nursing when her children were in college.
She moved to Fuquay-Varina in the late 1990s to be close to her family. She enjoyed doing needlepoint and playing bridge.
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She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, who died in 1986, her son James Curtis Fletcher, who died in 1987, and her sister, Wilma Raines.
Lucille is survived by her daughter, Margot and son-in-law, Rob Christensen, Cary; daughter-in-law, Marilyn V. Fletcher, Cary; grandson, Geoffrey Charles Fletcher and wife Amanda Trail Fletcher, Apex; and great-granddaughter, Adeline Rose Fletcher, Apex. She also is survived by a nephew, Harold D. Kemp of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The family would like to thank her loving and dedicated caregivers, Doris Strickland, Mary Bracey and Linda Chilcoat, for the wonderful care given her over the past years. They family also thanks the staff of Windsor Point Continuing Care Retirement Community, especially those in the health center, for the professional and kind service and care provided to Lucille.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23 at Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem, VA.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Transitions Life Care (Hospice of Wake County), 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.