Emma Beatrice Weatherman Anderson, 88, of Roaring River died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Ms. Anderson was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Yadkin County to Wiley Sanford Weatherman and Margaret Emma Bullard Weatherman.
Ms. Bea, as she was known to those she worked beside, was a retired certified nursing assistant. She was a member of Austin Full Gospel Fellowship.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Willie, James, Jessie, Harding, Robert, Victor, Gilvin and Garvey, and her sisters, Alvie Vestal, Sara Weatherman, Eathel Weatherman, Betty Sue Whitaker, Wanda Mae Brown, Dorothy Prevette and Elvie Combs.
She is survived by a son, the Rev. Jimmy Welborn and wife, Shirley, of Elkin; her daughters, Kathy Ward and husband, Chris, of Roaring River and Sherry Welborn and husband, Jeff, of Ronda; her stepchildren, Bobby Anderson and wife, Marie, of Thurmond, Judith Miles of Sparta, Margaret Wishon and husband, Bill, of Thomasville and Carol Bundy of Jonesville; a brother, Harvey Weatherman of Archdale; her grandchildren, Breanna Ward and husband, Tyler, Drew Welborn and wife, Elisabeth, Adam Welborn, Bailey Ward Poole and husband, Wesley, Kendall Welborn and wife, Brittany, and Christopher Ward II; her great-grandchildren, Emma Carter, Preston Welborn, Adaline “Little John” Poole and Sophia Stone; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Bobby Prevette. Burial will follow at Sunrise Cemetery in Jonesville. The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home.
Special thanks to Dr. Evan Ballard for caring for our mother up until his retirement; to Wake Forest Hospice staff members Kristy Minton, Samantha Billings and Charlene Nellis; and to special friends who were always available for mom: CeCe Martin, Samantha Billings, Carol Tilley, Jenni Sheets and Madyson Brown.