Lenona Sparks Waddell, 90, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Waddell was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Wilkes County to Guilford H. Sparks and Gladys McCann Sparks. Lenona was a member at Roaring River Baptist Church, loved reading, especially the Bible, flowers and cooking. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, L.E. Waddell; daughter, Joy Inez Walker; grandsons, Marcus Lee Prevette and Gary Scott Prevette; brother, Elmer Hugh Sparks; and sister, Geraldine Cothren.
Lenona is survived by her daughters, Judy Combs of North Wilkesboro, Joan Poplin of Roaring River; grandchildren, Jeannie Moore and spouse, Tommy, of North Wilkesboro, Tina Baker of Hickory, Sherman Gambill and spouse, Jessica, of Cary, Cindy Hendren and spouse, Bryan, of Stony Point, Patricia St. John and spouse, Dean, of North Wilkesboro, Diane Terry of Yadkinville; great-grandchildren, Dustin Holcomb and spouse, Jordan, of Roaring River, Austin Cahill and spouse, Amber, Paige Maltba and spouse, Josh, all of West Virginia, Camron Gambill of Cary, Cameron Perry and spouse Abby of Charlotte, Justin Perry and spouse Rebecca of Roaring River, Kayla Forrest and spouse Scott of North Wilkesboro, T.J. Moore of Salisbury, Samantha Terry of Boonville; 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2021, at Roaring River Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Wood officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 2361, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneral