Nina Mae Wickline of Frankford, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV, surrounded by her loved ones.
Born in Frankford, she was the daughter of Ernest L. Christian and Mabel G. Christian Carr.
Nina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and a friend to many. She left an impact on a lot of people, especially the youth. Whether it was her kids’ friends or children in the community, she always made them feel like a part of her family, and shared with them about Jesus.
She had a passion for music. It began when she was a small child. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano and guitar. She grew up playing music in many of the local churches.
Nina was a lifelong member of the Community Pentecostal Holiness Church in Lewisburg, WV, where she was the church piano player. She also had served as a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, Bible school volunteer, and church treasurer in the past. She loved serving the Lord.
Nina was an alumni member of Lewisburg High School. She was a retired retail worker and was an inspector at Kellwood Company for 17 years. Prior to that she was a homemaker.
She was an avid volunteer with Senior Friends and the Greenbrier County Committee on Aging, where she was involved in different activities. She would write and direct their annual Christmas plays. Nina loved to play music for the senior citizens that attended. In 2013, she was one of eight people from West Virginia who were nominated for AARP’s Community Service Award for volunteering.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband and soul mate of 32 years, Joseph “Randy” Wickline; brother, Jake Christian; and sister, Rachel Lowe, all from Frankford.
She is survived by her two daughters, Lishia Williams (Jerry) of Williamsburg, WV, and Jennifer Williams (Robert) of Lewisburg; son, Doug Wickline (Lori) of Lewisburg; sister, Mary McMillion (Charles) of Tampa, FL; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
All services will be held at the Community Pentecostal Holiness Church on Brush Road in Lewisburg, on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Visitation will be held from from 10 a.m. until noon. Funeral service will begin at noon, followed by a graveside ceremony immediately after at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses, C/O Doug Wickline, 200 Angel Camp Way, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
McCraw Funeral Home in Frankford is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the December 24, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.