Lenore C. Walston

Published 9:17 am Wednesday, May 8, 2019

MOUNT AIRY, NC – Lenore C. Walston, 97, died on March 10, 2019 at Northern Hospital in Mount Airy, NC, following a brief illness.

Born in Mannington, WV, Lenore was the youngest of James Emry and Nora Walsh Crouser’s three children. A graduate of Berea College, Lenore used her gifts of connecting with people to improve the lives of so many through community programs as an Extension Agent in Nash and Bertie counties; a Sunday School teacher and WMU leader at Sandy Run Baptist Church in Roxobel, where she lived for many years; and as an artist, mother, “Grandmommy,” and friend.

She was immensely progressive and driven toward the future, always willing to face any change or challenge head on, and believed herself to be a work in progress, inspiring everyone who knew and loved her. Her infectious wit, her compassion, her creativity, and her tenacity made the world a much better place. Death has no say over a life so fully lived.

She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Herman H. Crouser; her sister, Doris Jean Crouser Mowery; and her husband, Joseph H. Walston.

She is survived by her daughter, Sara W. Bailey and her husband Rick; her grandson, Oren; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

A graveside celebration of her remarkable life will take place on Saturday, May 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling arrangements for the Walston family and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.