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Marie Wilkerson Hoover

November 25, 1939 - October 4, 2021

Marie Wilkerson Hoover, 81, departed to her heavenly home on October 4, 2021.

She was born November 25,1939 in Bedford, VA and grew up in Roanoke, VA.

She graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke, VA.

Marie was known to her children as Mom and her grandchildren as Grammy or Gram.  She loved being outdoors and she was an expert gardener.

She adored planting and seeding flowers, as well as, growing vegetables.

She loved cooking and baking. She put together elaborate events with all the goodies.

She is survived by her husband, L. George Hoover.

Children, William Hoover (wife, Michelle Hoover), Christopher Hoover (wife Kim Ladin), Kelley Hoover, Diana Hoover, L.George Hoover, Jr (wife, Kerry Hoover), Beverley Talbott (husband, Donald Talbott), Michael Hoover (wife, Barbara Hoover), Sharon McRee (husband, Ike McRee), and Juanita Branson (husband, Mike Branson), Linda Smause (husband, Eric Smause); Nephew, Scott Wilkerson; numerous beloved grandchildren, other relatives & friends.

The family will be accepting visitors on Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:00 AM at Epworth United Methodist Church.

Church Service following the visitation at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Jack Davis officiating.

Family graveside service after the church service at the Wilkerson home place cemetery on Stoney Creek Road.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Jude Foundation.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

Condolences & Tributes

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Aunt Marie was a stronghold in the storm. Calm, wise, dependable with a fierce love for her family. She was who she was with no pretense. She will be missed not just today but every day. I am sorry I did not know sooner. Love you all, my prayers are with you. Love Debbie.

Posted by Debbie Smith on October 11, 2021

To the Family, I'm so sorry for your loss, Marie has been my best friend since junior high I'm so heartbroken this day. She will be missed in all my days going forward. I wish I could be with you to celebrate her life, but please know your in my prayers. Loretta and family

Posted by Loretta Taliaferro on October 7, 2021

Dearest George and Family, Marie was such a special person and I loved her dearly. She will be missed by so many, but it's comforting to know she is with her heavenly Father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. All my love, Jo

Posted by Josephine Hoover Pittman on October 7, 2021

Dear George and Family, Our hearts go out to you for your loss. Marie was a very special wife, mother, and grandmother and we know how much she will be missed. We wish we could be there with you to celebrate her life, but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Michael and Jackie

Posted by Michael and Jackie Donald on October 6, 2021

Dear George and Family, You are in our hearts and prayers. Please express our love to all the family. God Bless Anne and Brian Lancaster

Posted by Anne Lancaster on October 5, 2021

Dear Kelley, Tony, Elijah & family, My deepest condolences and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I love you! Love, Liz & family

Posted by Liz on October 4, 2021

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