Edith Whitehurst Rea

Edith Whitehurst Rea

Suffolk, VA
07.30.1929 - 06.25.2018
Portsmouth, Virginia

Edith Whitehurst Rea, 88, died Monday, June 25, 2018 at her home in Suffolk.  She was born in Portsmouth and married to the late Edward Henry Rea, Jr. (Buster) who died in 2004.  She is survived by her 4 children Juanita Newbill, Sharon Gable, Edward Rea and Wanda Hartung as well as seven grandchildren (Robert, Wade, Charles, Brandon, Sydney, Kyle and April) and eight great-grandchildren.  A lifelong member of the Broad Street Methodist Church in Portsmouth VA. 

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 2:00PM in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 3920 Airline Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23321. She will be buried with her husband. The family will receive friends before the service from 12:00 – 1:00PM at R. W. Baker & Company Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434. Online condolences may be registered at www.RWBakerFH.com

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Edith was a great lady. Brandon and our son Matt have been friends since they played Tball. She was a good friend and fun person to be around. I so sorry for your loss.

Shelley Steinfurth

Hi Juanita, we are very sad at the lost of your Mother. I remember her very well and we pray for you Juanita and the rest of your family at this time of your sadness and pain in your heart. With our Love, Samuel and Patricia Bulls

Samuel and Patricia Bulls

I was sorry to read about the passing of your love one. May the thought in God's Word at 1 Corinthians 1:3,4 where he reminds us that he's the God of tender mercies and of all comfort bring a measure of peace to your family during this difficult time.

C. Goodman

Brandon could not have had a better grandmother than Edith Rea. I have many wonderful memories of sitting next to her at sports events or awards assemblies cheering for our boys. I do not know of anyone who was more faithful in attending Churchland High's sports events than Edith. She was a wonderful lady.

Roberta Paige

I was so sorry to hear about Edith's passing. I have such fond memories of our time together on the John Tyler PTA and the countless days at the soccer field watching the boys play. Her devotion to Brandon was positively inspiring to me and now that I am a grandmother I often think of her and hope that I can live up to her example. I will miss her Christmas Card with the little note bringing me up to date on her life and Brandon's. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Maureen Mizelle

I would like to offer sincere condolences to the family and friends
of Ms Edith Rea , Our loving Creator is willing to provide the comfort
that you need at this time (1Peter 5:7) assures us that he cares for us ;
" while you throw all your anxiety on him ,because he cares for you"...
this is proof that he's inviting you to allow him to help you cope with
the loss of your dear loved one.....


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