Edith Smith Wheeler, 74, 25-year school bus driver

Edith Smith Wheeler
Edith Smith Wheeler

Edith Smith Wheeler, of Virginia Beach, died Nov. 12, 2015, at the age of 74.

She was born Feb. 16, 1941, daughter of the late Iris and Sam Smith in Dare County, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Paul Wheeler Jr.; son, Paul; daughter, Karean Anne; and a brother, Sammy Smith.

“Era Mae,” as she was known by her friends and loved ones, retired after 25 years of service as a school bus driver. She was a member of Beach Pentecostal Church in Virginia Beach.

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Gail Ballance and Darlene Wheeler; one son, Kevin Wheeler; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a special friend of 23 years, Raymond Costage; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. following the service at 2700 Baltic Ave., Virginia Beach.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services.

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