Phyllis Wiseman Perdue, 74, of Roanoke, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 18, 2019, at 12:35 p.m. She was surrounded by her loving family and special friends at the time of her death, slipping peacefully into the arms of Christ.

Phyllis was born on February 17, 1945, in Turkey Creek (Union), W.Va., to the late Emma Falls Wiseman and Virgil Wiseman.  She was preceded in death by her mother, her father, and her son-in-law, Michael Jurca.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Larry Perdue; daughters, Melissa Stiltner and Laura Jurca; son, Christopher Perdue and his wife Rhonda; grandchildren, Donald, Devin, and Heather; sister, Linda Mims and her husband Charles; niece, Sherry Mims and her husband Amir Fleminger; as well as numerous cousins and dear friends.

After graduating from Union High School in 1963, Phyllis attended Strayer University in Washington, D.C. She held a variety of positions throughout her career in the banking industry, which began with Farmers National in Salem, and ended when she retired in 1990 from First Union in Roanoke. Phyllis was an active member of Bonsack Baptist Church, participating in mission trips to Belize, Panama, and Standing Rock Reservation, as well as various other volunteer activities and committees in the church. She was also a respected member of the Bonsack/Blue Ridge Ruritan Club. As a Ruritan, Phyllis served in each of the officer positions in the club, rising to District Governor of the Ruritan Natural Bridge District in 2012. She was a godly example of her faith and an inspiration to many, dedicating a great deal of time to caring for and helping others in her community and church family.

Funeral services were held at Bonsack Baptist Church in Roanoke on Wednesday, August 21, at 11 a.m. with interment at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem. Memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis’ name to the Ruritan National Foundation, P.O. Box 487, Dublin, 24084.

 

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