Hilda Mae Racey, born as Hilda Viola Mae Funkhouser, 77, of Edinburg, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. The funeral will be held Monday, April 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Reverend Freddie Helsley will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.
Ms. Racey was born March 26, 1935 in Edinburg, daughter of the late Marvin Gilbert and Lona Hilda Helsley Funkhouser. She was a 1954 graduate of Edinburg High School. She worked at Blue Bell (Wrangler) in Woodstock for 48 years where she worked in the office, as a supervisor and a garment inspector. She also had worked at Valley Treasures and Ridge Valley Grocery. She was a faithful member for over 50 years of St. Luke Brethren Church where she was a member and past president of the WMS.
Hilda is survived by her son, Jeffrey Howard Racey, and his wife, Denise Clark Racey of Whispering Pines, NC; two sisters, Nancy Marie Shipp of Woodstock and Doris Berniece Stover of Mt. Jackson; two brothers, Marvin Kenneth Funkhouser of Mt. Jackson and Gilbert Dennis Funkhouser of Woodstock; two grandchildren, Meagan Elizabeth Racey of Mount Tom, MA and Joseph Tyler Racey at home. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brittany Renee Racey. Hilda was formerly married to John Howard Racey.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Brethren Church Building Fund, 3250 Back Road, Woodstock, VA 22664.
Hilda held her family dear to her and loved helping at church functions. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.