Mrs. Lillie Louise Metcalf Whiteside, 85, of the Bent Creek Community in Asheville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the John F. Keever Solace Center.
Mrs. Whiteside was a native of Buncombe County and was the daughter of the late Tildon Gerome and Ora Lee Ball Metcalf. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Bronson Whiteside, Sr., grand-daughter, Bethany Rae Blair, 7 brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Whiteside was a 1947 graduate of Weaverville High School and Blanton's Business College. She worked as a secretary for Venable Elementary School, a Teacher at Bent Creek Pre-School and secretary at Live Oak Elementary School in New Iberia, LA. She was a member of Bent Creek Baptist Church and a former member of Highland Baptist Church in New Iberia, Louisiana.
She is survived by two daughters, Alice Whiteside Madden, Kathy Whiteside Blair and husband, Dean; one son, James B. Whiteside, Jr. and wife, Nancy; seven grandchildren, Brooke Smith and husband, Alan, James Bronson Whiteside III and wife, Crystal, Tildon Whiteside and wife, Arlene, Christopher Blair and partner, Travis Dodd, Joel Blair and wife, Shauna, Eric Oates and wife, Rebecca, Patrick Madden and fiancé Katie Mcintosh ; two special foster children, Linda Penn and husband Stoney, Jessie Stansbury and wife Shannon, step-grand-daughter Stephanie Odum and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Inez Whiteside and Patricia Moore and husband Tom; plus many other people close to her too numerous to list but who loved her deeply nonetheless.
A funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 10th at Bent Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bridges officiating. Burial will be following the service at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family members.
The family will receive friends at Bent Creek Baptist Church from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Flowers will be accepted and appreciated or friends may feel free to contribute to Bent Creek Pre-School or John F. Keever Solace Center -