Madge Whitesell

Madge Elizabeth Thomas Whitesell, 86, of Pinehurst, passed on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Hospice House in Pinehurst.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Libby Whitesell was born Aug. 12, 1932, in Pinehurst,nto the late Clarence W. Thomas and Madge E. Lawrence Thomas. Libby attended and graduated from Pinehurst High School and attended Woman’s College of UNC. She was an avid gardener, reader, lover of children, animals and singing. She was known for her beautiful voice and sang in the choir of Pinehurst Community Church most of her life.

Libby Whitesell is survived by children, Thomas Whitesell (Susan) Jane Liddell (Bob) and Hank Whitesell; grandchildren, Joshua Liddell, Jacob Liddell and Jeffrey Whitesell; in-laws, Kenneth Whitesell (Deelie), Linda Upole (Larry), Mary Frances Mills, Fred Whitesell (Linda Blue), Leslie Taylor Whitesell, and Martha Thomas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Libby Whitesell was preceded in death by husband, Delis H. Whitesell Jr.; brother, Whit Thomas; and nephew, Carl Thomas; in- laws, Vernon Whitesell (Marjorie), Mark Whitesell (Rosemary), Leonard Whitesell (Eloise), Max Whitesell (Hannah), Fern Bunch (Buddy), David Whitesell and Chuck Mills.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of Libby Whitesell to the Cancer Society or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com

Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.