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Mrs. Kathleen Virginia Berry Saleeby

September 26, 1933 - September 8, 2012

78 years



Kathleen Virginia Berry Saleeby

Kathleen Virginia Berry Saleeby, 78, of Wilmington, NC peacefully went to Heaven after suffering a heart attack. Kathleen was born on Knotts Island, NC to the late Grantham and Bertha Berry of Elizabeth City, NC. She graduated from Elizabeth City High School, and attended The College of William & Mary and Duke University for nursing school. After moving to Wilson, NC, she completed her education and training and became a registered nurse. She married the late Wade Samir Saleeby Sr. in 1956 and lived together in Wilson, NC.

Kathleen loved Jesus, her family, cooking, reading, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren. Her smile and beautiful eyes, made everyone feel at home, and they were a window into her kind and gentle soul. Countless friends of her children, that called her “Mom,” have been touched by her genuine love over the years. Kathleen was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC.

Katheen is pre-deceased by her husband and is survived by her six children: Wade Saleeby Jr., of Chapel Hill; Toni Saleeby of Wilmington; Sonya Saleeby Voliva of Greenville; Sherry Saleeby of Ayden; Maria Saleeby Thompson and husband Daniel of Wilmington; and Amber Saleeby of Wilmington; and grandchildren, Eric Spencer Saleeby Raper of Wilmington; Stephanie Austin Saleeby of Wilmington; William Mason Voliva of Greenville; Leah Grace Thompson and Cyrus Wade Thompson of Wilmington; sisters Lena Karn of Virginia Beach, VA; and Marie Cartwright of Elizabeth City, NC; and numerous relatives.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations may be made to the Heart Center Fund through the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation of Wilmington, NC, The American Heart Association and the NHR EMS CPR Mission.

Memorial Service, Wilmington, NC will be held Tuesday Sept. 11, 4 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church.

Funeral Service, Wilson, NC will be held at Thomas Yelverton Funeral Home Wednesday Sept. 12, from 12p.m.-1p.m. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall afterwards.

The children of Kathleen Saleeby would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Cardiology Staff and the Coronary Care Unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington NC for the utmost care given to our mother! To Pastor Dodd Mays of Freedom Baptist Church for giving our family peace and support, as well as all of our family and friends.

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