Gladys Wold

Gladys Grace Wold (Bender)

Thursday, May 26th, 1932 - Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Gladys “Grace” Wold, 87, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 4, 2019, with Ed by her side.

Grace was a woman who loved her husband, family, and savior wholeheartedly and unconditionally. She was a graduate of Northwestern College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education. She was a member of Melrose Baptist Church and had served for several years in ministry with Ed at Sharon Baptist Church. She had also been involved with Gideons International Auxiliary and various other actives in service to her Lord.

She was born in Hazelton, North Dakota. In addition to her parents, Ed and Esther Bender, she is preceded in death by sisters, Elvira and Lorna.

Left behind to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 63 years, Edward Wold; children, Becky Burnett (Brian), and Jeffrey Wold (Shirley); sisters, Virginia and Delores; brother, Leslie; grandchildren, Shannon, Stevie (Alison), and Shawn Lawrence, as well as Nathan Burnett (Kimberly); great-grandchildren, Trey, Jude, and Johnny Lawrence; and a host of dear friends and extended family members.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 6-8:00 p.m. at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home 305 Roanoke Blvd. Salem, VA 21453. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in the John M. Oakey & Son Chapel. A graveside service will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.

The family would like to thank the staff of Lewis Gale Medical Center, especially the sixth-floor staff for all their care and compassion. Among those staff members, the family would like to especially thank RN Taylor Overcash for her care, compassion, and support of not only Grace but the entire family.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, September 9th, 2019 11:00am
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Greg Hetherington
  • Interment

    Monday, September 9th, 2019 |
    Monday, September 9th, 2019
    Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
    5737 Airport Road
    Roanoke, VA 24012
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Private Condolence

Ed Kyle

Posted at 01:39pm
Ed, I'm very sorry that you have lost Grace. I met her only once or twice, but I know she was a sweet and wonderful person who added something positive to anyone she met. I'm glad you and she shared a long and beautiful marriage. I met a 92-year-old man who said, after losing his wife of 68 years, "I loved her more the day she died than on the day I married her." I have no doubt that you have felt the same way. I wish you peace of mind as you deal with this huge loss. Ed Kyle

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