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Reva Wilmoth McDevitt, 91 of Dobson, NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 21, 1931, to the late Thomas Byrd and Stella Snow Wilmoth. Reva was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. She was very devoted to her church (Salem Fork Christian Disciples of Christ) where she served as a Deaconess, Sunday School teacher and was very involved with Christian Women’s Fellowship. She graduated from Berea College, KY with a BA in English and worked for Social Services for 36 years. She was an avid reader, loved planting flowers, vegetable gardening, playing cards and spending time with friends and family and was an enthusiastic spectator of sports (specifically the Braves, Tarheels and Panthers) and, the dearest to her heart was being able to love and care for her very large family.
She was the beloved wife of the late Dwight McDevitt and mother to son Kevin McDevitt, daughter Kara (Kevin) Shinault and son Allen (Amanda) McDevitt and loving grandmother to Kaitlin (Luke) Butcher, Kyle (Sarah) Shinault, Lora and Amber McDevitt, and great grandmother to Griffin and Grant Butcher and Palmer and Evie Shinault.
Reva was preceded in death by seven brothers, Spencer and Maria (living) Wilmoth, Kent Wilmoth and Bernice Caligan (living), Tommy and Barbara Wilmoth, Alfred and Frances Wilmoth, Don and Hazel (living) Wilmoth, Wayne and Edna (living) Wilmoth, Bruce Wilmoth; and sister, Cathy and Jim (living) Current and two nieces and four nephews.
Surviving is brother Michael “Pete” and Imogene Wilmoth and sister Carolyn and Clay (deceased) Flippin and many, many special nieces and nephews.
Reva will be deeply missed, and her memories will live long with the people she touched. She was immensely blessed to love and be loved by more special friends and family members than can be counted. A special thanks to her kind and compassionate caregivers, Regina Morgan and Barbara McCall, Hospice nurses, aides, and support staff who assisted the family in the final months of Reva’s life.
Reva's family will welcome friends and loved ones on Sunday, September 3, 2023, from 1-3 at Salem Fork Christian Church, 2490 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC. A celebration of life service will follow at 3pm in the sanctuary, with the Rev. Austin Caviness officiating. The family kindly requests that donations be made in memory of Reva to Mountain Valley Hospice of Surry County, 1427 Edgewood Drive, Suite 101, Mount Airy, NC 27030, Salem Fork Christian Church, PO Box 1130, Dobson, NC 27017 or Young Life of the Foothills, PO Box 327, Mt. Airy, NC 27030 (https://giving.younglife.org).