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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Tuesday December 1st, 2020

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Pinnacle Christian Church
Tuesday December 1st, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Tuesday December 1st, 2020
2:00pm

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Vanessa Marie Olson

 

 

Vanessa Marie Wiggins Olson, 61, of Asheboro, North Carolina and formerly of Marion, North Carolina, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at her parent’s residence.

 

A native of McDowell County, she was born on January 20, 1959 to Larry Gene Wiggins and Marie Jones Wiggins, of Marion.

 

Vanessa earned her Bachelor’s degree from Warren Wilson College and her Master’s from Appalachian State University. She served as an elementary school librarian for Asheboro City Schools for the majority of her career. At one time, she served as a church pianist. She loved kids, music, reading, dogs, and helping anyone in need. Vanessa briefly sold real estate. She had a special place in her heart for veterans, and she had written to shut-in veterans for many years. She was loved by everyone she contacted.

 

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Lillie Wiggins and Dewey and Iva Jones.

 

In addition to her parents, those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Douglas Olson; two siblings, Veronica Wiggins and Michael Wiggins (Linda); a niece, Autumn Wiggins Essick (Branden); a special friend, Emma Sutton; a special cousin, Cannie Jones; her beloved canine companion, Piper; and extended family and beloved friends too numerous to name.

 

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service in Marion with Pastor Joe Yelton officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at McDowell Memorial Park.

 

 

 


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I'm so sorry to hear of Vanessa's passing.. I missed the note in Mom's Christmas Card last year, as Mom (Agnes Wiggins) passed in January. Prayers for you all.. Kathy

Kathy Wiggins Dec 24 2021 9:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vanessa Olson

Kathy Wiggins Dec 24 2021 9:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vanessa Olson

Loretta & Kenny Poteat Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vanessa Olson

Rena Strickland Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

Vanessa was one of my best friends in high school. We reconnected through Facebook about two years ago, and even spent a day together in Raleigh, at the mall with my daughter and grandchildren. I was so saddened by the news of her illness and had been praying for her healing. I will continue to pray for her family, especially her beloved sister, Veronica. She will be greatly missed.

Pamela Lovelace Castles Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vanessa Olson

Paula McCaskill Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vanessa Olson

Jill Hancock Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. We worked together in Real Estate. Vanessa will be missed. Vanessa was a good friend, easy to talk too and a great cook. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Bonnie Nov 29 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss we love all of you .You are in in prayers .

Jerry and Judy Lowe Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vanessa Olson

Loriel Poteat Nov 25 2020 12:00 AM

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