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Mrs. Wanda Lambert, age 79, of Blowing Rock, NC passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 after a long illness.
Wanda was born at home in Avery County with the help of a midwife on December 27, 1941 to Ervin and Ruth Gragg. She was an employee at TRW/IRC in Boone for many years. She enjoyed taking long trips along the parkway. She lived at home on the mountain close to family until she was unable to care for herself anymore. She lived out her final days surrounded by many loving caregivers at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.
She was preceded in death by two husbands Horace W Jestes and Sidney Earl Lambert, an infant daughter Emma Jean Jestes, a father Ervin Odas Gragg, a sister Margie Jane Gragg Matheson, a niece Pamela Dawn Cline, and a nephew Barry Matheson.
Wanda is survived by her son Kevin Wade Jestes, daughter Darita Michelle Cline and husband Ricky Dean Cline, mother Ruth Mabel Gragg, four sisters Margaret Hackney, Anna Story, Lucille Bolick, and Barbara Hodge and husband Bobby Hodge, three brothers Roger Gragg and wife Linda, Douglas Gragg and wife Karen, and Danny Gragg and wife Debbie, granddaughter Natalie Brock and children Douglas and Garrison, grandson Ervin Jestes and wife Angel and daughter Ava, granddaughter Danielle Cline and partner Elliott Bridges and children Khloe, Macy, and Liam, granddaughter Megan Foster and husband “Matt” and children Caleb, Logan, Emma, and Lily, grandson Landon Cline and wife Bailey and daughter Henley. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to please contact them to make a donation to assist with end of life expenses.
A graveside service was held at 12p noon on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Carey's Flat Cemetery, 4990 Edgemont Rd, Collettsville, NC 28611.
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