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Rhonda Ledford Wehunt

Rhonda Ledford Wehunt, 69, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021, surrounded by her family at Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain following a short illness.

Rhonda was born in Cleveland County, NC on June 7, 1952, a daughter of the late C.D. and Fannie Belle Ledford. She graduated from Cherryville High School in 1970, followed by Columbia College in 1974; majoring in music theory and music education.

Rhonda touched the lives of many children as a music teacher for Lincoln County Schools for 30 years. After a brief retirement, she decided to share her love of music again and went on to teach at Lincoln Charter School for an additional 6 years. Living most of her adult life in the North Brook community, she was a member of North Brook Baptist Church, where she volunteered weekly at the Clothes Closet.

After moving back to Cherryville in 2018, Rhonda rejoined her childhood church, First United Methodist of Cherryville and was an active member of the chancel choir, the June Medlin Sunday School Class, the Aunt Pearl Circle, and the United Methodist Women.

Rhonda was a devoted Christian who loved to serve the Lord and her community. She cherished her church families at North Brook and at First United Methodist.

Rhonda's family was her pride and joy. She was a devoted mother and loving grandmother, who loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, sister, and friends.

She is survived by two children - Amy Dyson, and her husband Brent, of Lawndale, and Travis Wehunt, and his wife Anne of Cherryville; six grandchildren, Nicholas Dyson, William Dyson, Blakely Dyson, Hayden Baxter, Lathan Wehunt, and Tyler Wehunt. She is also survived by her sister, Crystal Thornburg, and husband Chad, as well as numerous special nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, Cherryville with Pastor Zack Christy and Pastor Bob Wise of North Brook Baptist officiating. Burial will follow at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 600 N. Pink Street, Cherryville, NC 28021 or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or to the church or charity of the donor's choice.

A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Wehunt.

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