HILLSVILLE – Carolyn Hurst Quesenberry, 78, of Hillsville, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she so faithfully served, on Dec. 24, 2013.
A wonderful mother, loving wife and dedicated teacher, she lived out her faith touching the lives of everyone she met with grace, kindness and understanding.
She was born in Carroll County Feb. 23, 1935 to Harless G. and Arlie S. Hurst. Entering the teaching profession after her graduation from Radford College in 1957, she embarked upon a 27-year teaching career in the Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski county school systems, as teacher and guidance counselor at both the elementary and high school levels. She was a member of the faculties of Hillsville High School, Draper Elementary, Dublin Elementary, Newbern Elementary and Pulaski Middle School, where she worked diligently to give her all for the welfare of her students.
Her other calling was as a faithful member of the Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church, serving as teacher, session member and supporter of the work of spreading the gospel and ministering to the community she loved so dearly.
She is now reunited with the loved ones whose memory she held dear: her husband, Nelson M. Quesenberry; parents, Harless G. and Arlie S. Hurst; her brother, Douglas Wayne “Buck” Hurst, and a special uncle, Alfred Shockley.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, David N. Quesenberry of Dublin, George M. and Kimberly C. Quesenberry of Livingston, Mont. and Mark W. Quesenberry of Hilliard, Ohio; granddaughter, Kacie E. Quesenberry of Bozeman, Mont.; grandson, Daniel M. Quesenberry of Bozeman, Mont., as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and her beloved and special pet, “Boots.”
A service in celebration of her life and service to her Lord will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Vaughn-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home in Hillsville with the Revs. Andy King and Chris Carlyle officiating.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Following the service burial will be in the Quesenberry Cemetery in Sylvatus.
Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.
A guestbook is available online by visiting HYPERLINK “http://www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com/” \t “_blank” www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.