Obituary for Thelma Irene Woolridge

Thelma Irene Woolridge of Newland North Carolina and formally of Pulaski Virginia died on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Born in Austinville, Virginia. She was born to Charles Andre Porter and her mother was Mary McGee Porter who predeceased her in death. Also preceding her were her sisters; Hallie Alley, Lollie Jennings, Hazel Tolbert, Doris Grayson, Edith Rodriguez, Ruth Doss, Wilma Lambert and Maxine Dotson. Three brothers also will be meeting her in heaven; Merlin Porter, Marvin Porter and Joe Porter. A daughter; Betty Joe Woolridge Christian also preceded Thelma.

Thelma will be joining her beloved husband Clarence Woolridge in heaven whom she loved dearly.

Left to cherish her memory will be two daughters; Debbie McKinney (AR) of Newland NC and Karen Winkle of Dublin. A son; Larry Woolridge of Talbott TN. A beloved sister, Betty Rupe of Pulaski also will cherish the life and memories of Thelma.

Thelma loved all 14 of her grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

A visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 beginning at 11:00 in the morning and will continue until 1:00 at which time her funeral will begin with Jeff Martin officiating. The visitation and service will be held in the chapel of Norris Stevens Funeral Home located at 815 Randolph Avenue in Pulaski.

A Committal Service and interment will begin at 3:00 in Bethany Cemetery, Hillsville Virginia.

The family is in the care of Norris Stevens Funeral Home. To send online condolences, please visit our website