Edith Mae Prillaman Willingham, 80, of Corinne gained her Heavenly wings on Sunday, September 11, 2022 in a Beckley hospital.

Born on September 13, 1941 in Bassett, VA, she was the daughter of the late George and Flora Prillaman of Alpoca, WV.

Edith attended Herndon High School and was a member of the Mullens Family Worship Center. She retired from the State of West Virginia with 28 years of service and was the previous owner of Edie Maes Dogwood Inn.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Benny; two sisters, Nadine Hamrick and Barbara Woody; and one brother, Shock.

Mawmaw E enjoyed spending her time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, cooking, and helping others that were in need.

Those left to cherish her memory include her two sons, Jody Canada and his wife, Tammy of Herndon and Patrick Canada of Mullens; one daughter, Michelle McKinney and her husband, Danny of Tracy’s Mtn.; her grandchildren, Tiffany Duncan and her husband, Justin, Kyle Ellis and his wife, Kacie, Jodi Browning and her husband, Tyler, Travis McKinney and his wife, Ally, Austin and McQuade Canada; her great grandchildren, Bentley McKinney, Mia Browning, Luke Ellis, and Jaxen Duncan; one brother, Lonnie Prillaman and his wife, Sheila of Mullens; her best friend, Linda Neal of Beckley; her special caregiver, Mona Owens of Maben; and many special nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Services will be 12:30 P.M., Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the Mullens Family Worship Center, Mullens with John Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the church and one hour prior to service on Thursday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Ellis, Travis McKinney, Bentley McKinney, Austin Canada, McQuade Canada, Nick Prillaman, Tad Woody, and Tim Woody.

As per Edie Mae’s request, donations of sympathy may be made to the Women’s Resource Center, 150 Campbell Street, Lester, WV 25865.  

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The family of Edie Mae is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.