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Julia Elizabeth Whitten

11/07/1943 - 09/10/2023


Obituary For Julia Elizabeth Whitten

Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Wright Whitten, beloved mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2023, in Mills River, North Carolina. She was born on November 7, 1943, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Julie was a woman who cherished her family. Her children, daughters in law, and grandchildren held a special place in her heart. Her love and care were evident in every moment spent with them, creating cherished memories that will be forever treasured.

A devout follower of her Christian faith, Julie found solace and strength within her church community. She actively participated in its activities, finding joy in worship and serving others. Her unwavering faith guided her throughout her life and provided her with the courage to face the challenges that came her way.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Martha Wes Burger Wright and James Hillman Wright, Sr., as well as her loving husband of 33 years, Robert Larry Whitten. She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion that will continue to inspire those who knew her.

She is survived by her sons, Robert Larry Whitten, Jr. and his wife Leslie Whitten, of Charleston. S.C. and David Wesley Whitten and his wife Caroline Roess Whitten of Mills River, N.C. Julie's two grandchildren, Grey and Benjamin Whitten, brought immense joy to her life, and she cherished every moment spent with them. She is also survived by her brother, James Hillman Wright, II., and her nephew, Sean Wright.

Services to honor and celebrate Julie's life will be announced at a later date. During this time of mourning, let us remember the love and kindness that Julie shared with all those around her. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her memory bring comfort to those who loved her.

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  • 09/23/2023

    So terribly sorry to read this. I've know Julie since 1st grade and she was my first girl friend since the 2nd until the 6th. We graduated in the same class at Red Bank High in 1961 but lost touch until just a few years back. My sincere thoughts, prayers and condolences to her family.

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