In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Whitesboro

Visitation –

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Meador Funeral Home

401 Hwy 377 North

Whitesboro, TX 76273

Funeral Service –

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 – 11:00 AM

Meador Funeral Home

Interment –

Mt. Tabor Cemetery

Sandusky Road

.Sandusky, Texas


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Valda Nova Harwell, 92, of Whitesboro, Texas was called home to a glorious reunion in Heaven on January 5, 2024.

Valda was born on May 30, 1931 in Willard, New Mexico to Arthur V. and Flossie L. (Arrington) Wheeler Sr.  She married Jack Dempsey Harwell on September 11, 1947 in Sandusky, Texas and they had 65 wonderful years together prior to his passing in 2013.  Valda raised her children in a loving, Christian home where the bible was read daily and she and Jack led by example a loving, Christian marriage.  She was a member of the Sandy Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sandusky.   Following a life of service to the Lord, Valda and Jack spent many years together volunteering at Your Neighbors House in Whitesboro.  She was a wonderful seamstress and mended and made clothes for many.  Valda enjoyed going to the dances at the Senior Community Center.

She is survived by her children, Nova Bates and husband Joe of Whitesboro; son, Jack Harwell and wife, Kassie of Whitesboro; daughter Dee Gentry and husband Glen of Leonard; and daughter, Margenia Knight of Whitesboro; eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, three brothers, Richard Wheeler, Jackie Wheeler, and Kenneth Wheeler, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving family members.

Valda was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Flossie Wheeler, husband, Jack Dempsey Harwell, son-in-law, Charlie Knight, grandson, Steven Douglas Gleaves, sister, Dalta Hughes, and brother, A.V. Wheeler Jr.

The pallbearers will be her grandsons, Joe Bates, Keith Bates, Charley Gleaves, Jason Knight, nephew. Geoffery Hughes, and great-grandson, Ryan Goode.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Hawkins and James Alford.

In lieu of flowers donations in her honor may be made to the Mt. Tabor Cemetery Association: C/O Brigitte Scarbrough 13431 FM 901 Sadler, Texas 76264.

Funeral services honoring Valda will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. Rick Carney.  Interment will follow at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Sandusky.  A time of visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home.