OBITUARY: Fannie L. Funderburk, June 7, 1917 – November 22, 2011
FANNIE FUNDERBURK was born to George and Larcey Pinkham of Washington, NC on June 7, 1917. Fannie was raised on a farm in rural North Carolina and attended Bath High School there. She saw many changes during her long life.
Fannie met her husband Woodrow while she was enrolled in beauty school in Norfolk, Virginia. Fannie had a warm personality and was loved by many
and had influenced a number of people by her kind nature and insightful understanding of the Holy Bible.
Holidays and birthdays were made very special by the beautiful dinners and cakes she prepared that were enjoyed by all.
After World War II Fannie, Woodrow, and their two children moved to Southern California, living in Lawndale, Woodland Hills and the Torrance areas. In 1973, Fannie and her husband moved back up to South Lake Tahoe, joining her son and his family and started A & K Plumbing.
Fannie liked to keep current with the newsand was conversant on topics of politics and world events. She was prevented in her last years from doing alot of activities she enjoyed such as quilting, reading and sewing because of her declining eyesight.
Fannie was predeceased in death by her brothers: Wm. Pinkham of Washington, NC and Braxton Pinkham of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; and her husband Woodrow in 1993.
She is survived by her son Leonard and daughter Laurie Funderburk of South Lake Tahoe and her two grandsons “Lucky” Funderburk and wife Erica, their children Gavin and Olivia of Fernley, NV; and “Levi” and wife Lupe Funderburk and their sons Isaac and Ivan of Cupay, CA; and several nephews and nieces.
Fannie liked to put on her Sunday best even as a child and go to church. She attended Sierra Community Church in South Lake Tahoe.
Fannie had a short illness and passed away following surgery at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, NV.
Grave side services will held at Happy Homestead Cemetery in South Lake Tahoe on Monday December 5 at noon.
Her wit, wisdom and southern charm will be missed by all who knew her.
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