Frankford – Beulah Sue Landrum Loudermilk, 78, passed away peacefully on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018, at the Peyton Hospice House after a long illness.
As a young girl, Beulah enjoyed growing up in the country and loved that she ran faster and swam faster than all the boys. She married her high school sweetheart at the age of 17, and had four children. She started in the workforce at Loudermilk’s Store, then worked as an aid at Frankford School, was employed at Kellwood. She had also been a Paramedic for Northern Greenbrier Ambulance and dreamed of becoming a doctor, but never did and finally she retired from Vepco/WV Power.
She was an active member of Enon Baptist Church until her illness, having served as Sunday school secretary and at one time treasurer of the Enon Baptist Women’s group. Her church family was a great support and comfort to her and she enjoyed working with kids through the AWANA youth group. She served in many other community groups, including the local Chapter of Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Rebekah’s Lodge. What she enjoyed the most in life was gardening and anything related.
During the summer and fall, you could most likely find her in the kitchen canning and cooking. She took great pride in her flower beds and was particularly fond of her tulips and irises. She also enjoyed watching the birds and wildlife attracted to her flowers and feeders, especially her hummingbirds. Most importantly she loved celebrating and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She had been a standardized patient at WVSOM for 13 years and was very interested in and compassionate about the medical field and felt it important to help educate future medical professionals. And thus decided her final gift in death was to donate her body to the Osteopathic School so she could continue to contribute to this cause.
Beulah was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Evelyn Landrum; her sister, Nadine Landrum; her daughter, Robin Dillon; her grandson, Zackary Dillon; and her brother-in-law, Nathan Loudermilk.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Wallace W. “Moe’’ Loudermilk; sisters, Phyllis Eder and Norma Doles; children, Diana Greene, Judith Loudermilk, and Jeffrey W. Loudermilk; grandchildren, Dareth and Danielle Greene, Shauna Loudermilk Crowe, Rebekah Bittinger Walker; and great-grandchildren, Flint Crowe, Katie, Brooklyn and Lucas Dillon, Jack Ortega-Greene, Clara and Lillian Long.
A memorial service will be held at the Charlie Mackey Memorial Park in Maxwelton, on Friday, June 8 from 4-7 p.m. Services will be an informal celebration with covered dish, everyone is invited to join us!
A special thanks to the Amedisys team, Hospice Care, Dr. Lynn Smith, UVA, GVMC, and CRMH and all the other nurses and doctors who cared for her along the way. Your care and compassion did not go unnoticed.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.