The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 14, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, September 14, 2013


Delila ‘Bunny’ McBride

Delila “Bunny” McBride, 82, of White Oak, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Born in Whitby, W.Va., on April 15, 1929, to the late Lewis and Lora Harris Lilly.

In addition to her parents, Bunny was preceded in death by her loving husband, Spurgeon McBride; sisters, Nora Cloum, Delores Lilly; brothers, Orla and E. Reginald Lilly; and granddaughter, Sarai McBride.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Kenneth McBride and wife Judith of Philippi, W.Va., Robert McBride and wife Drema of White Oak, Roger McBride and wife Kathy of White Oak; grandson, Kent McBride of Gainesville, Fla.; granddaughter, Jennifer McBride of Greensboro, N.C.; grandson, Paul McBride and wife Aleshia of MacArthur, W.Va.; granddaughters, Andrea Lester and husband Derick Lester of Ghent, W.Va., Ashley Townsend and husband Nicholas of White Oak; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Mabel Pennington, Lora Marie Skelton, Virginia “Deany” Wilson; brother, James Lilly; special nephew, Pete Lilly; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Mary Crook.

Bunny was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Shady Spring. Bunny was lovingly cared for the last nine years of her life at the Raleigh Center in Daniels. Through her life she always had a smile for everyone. She loved the Lord.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Delvin Elwell Jr. officiating. Following the services Bunny will be laid to rest at Cox and Farley Cemetery, Ellison Ridge, W.Va.

Friends may gather with the family Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 1291, Shady Spring, WV 25918, or Gideon’s International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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