GLADE VALLEY, NC — Amanda Carol Turner Wenberg, age 67, of 1314 Scenic Valley Road, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 20, 1954 in Harnett County to the late Claxton Ray Turner and Clara Evelyn Johnson Turner. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a stepson, Brendan A. Wenberg.
Carol was a church musician and choir director. She served as the Music Ministries Director at Carrboro United Methodist Church. She also served in various musical ministries at Erwin UMC in Erwin, and Englewood UMC in Rocky Mount. After leaving the North Carolina Symphony as the Artistic Program Secretary, she pursued certification as an North Carolina Environmental Educator whose specialty was climate studies and weather education. She became the Local Implementation Team Leader for North Carolina with AMS DataStream Atmosphere and also became the secretary for the Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. She enjoyed photography, gardening, wildlife and bird watching, playing hand bells with the New River Bell Ensemble and spending time with dear friends and family.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. John W. Wenberg Jr. of the home; one son, Brian Whitman and wife Brandi of Benson; one daughter, Mackensie Whitman of Saxapahaw; two stepsons, John W. Wenberg III and Ethan Wenberg, both of Chapel Hill; three grandchildren, Laila Whitman, Landon Whitman and LilyAnn Whitman; three brothers, Donald Turner of Erwin, Dennis Turner and wife Sue of Mount Olive and Scott Turner and wife Anne Marie of Apex; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, 4 N. Blount St. #200, Raleigh, NC 27601.
The family would like to extend special thanks to all the wonderful and dedicated hospice caregivers of Wake Forest Baptist Health Care at Home of Wilkesboro.
Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Wenberg family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.grandviewfuneralhome.com.
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