Thelma Eggleston Hairston

07/30/1927 - 11/09/2021

Obituary For Thelma Eggleston Hairston

Thelma Hairston, 94, of Banner St., Martinsville, VA, transitioned from this life on Monday, November 9, 2021 at her residence. Born in Martinsville, VA on July 30, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Will Eggleston and the late Cora Eggleston.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Bubba Hairston; four sisters, Fannie Flakes, Julie Smith, Hattie Bell Clark, and Cora M. Brown; and five brothers, John Lewis Eggleston, Edward Eggleston, George Willie Eggleston, Tas Eggleston, and Bruce Eggleston.

At an early age, Thelma confessed Christ as her Lord and Savior, and became a faithful member of Shiloh Way of the Cross Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Harry Eggleston, and her present pastor, Presiding Bishop Early Dillard. She served in various capacities in the church which includes a Missionary, served on the Kitchen Committee, and served on the Usher Board. She retired from Hooker Furniture Company after 27 years of service.

Thelma leaves to cherish her precious memories, one sister, Gladys E. Clark of Martinsville, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Carver Memorial Gardens with Elder Derrick Eggleston, Eulogist. A public viewing will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Hairston Funeral Home between the hours of 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. In accordance with the CDC, a face covering, and social distancing is required.

To view live streaming of the service, go to Hairston Funeral Home's Facebook page, then click on the service.

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I have known Mrs. Hairston for a long time.She had a quiet and peaceful demeanor. I will miss seeing her when I would visit her sister, Gladys Clark (aka) Ms. Jane. Thinking of her family with love 💕.

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I remember Ms. Thelma when I was a little girl growing up on Banner Street. I had no idea until yesterday that my grandmother was Mrs. Hairston's great aunt. My condolences to the family. Melanie Carter

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We are sorry for your Loss, Sending condolences and a Heartfelt prayer that God's loving presence will bring Comfort to the Family. The Life Society, Hazel W. Spencer, President.

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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