Missionary Delsa Squire Whitehead was born October 11, 1964 to Mamie Hicks Squire and the late Wendell Squire in Northampton County, North Carolina. On Monday, March 13, 2023, Delsa entered eternal rest to be with her Heavenly Father at Bon Secours Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Emporia, Virginia.
Delsa was educated in the Greensville County (Virginia) Public School System, graduating with the Class of 1984. Early in life, she was employed with Pope’s Department Store, Emporia, Virginia. Shortly thereafter, she worked at 7-Eleven, Emporia, Virginia, where she was well known in her community. She also gained employment with Boar’s Head Provisions, Jarratt, Virginia, where she was a dedicated employee for 36 years until her health began to decline. While at Boar’s Head, Delsa worked diligently and was able to excel in her job duties and responsibilities. During her time there, Delsa became a Team Lead, (elected Team Lead of the Year), Quality Control Analyst, Supervisor and Production Manager. She loved her job and performed her duties to the best of her ability.
At an early age, Delsa was baptized at Cool Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Gaston, North Carolina and accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. Shortly thereafter, she became a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Skippers, Virginia where she served on the junior usher board. After many years, she joined The Church of the Holy City, Emporia, Virginia, where she remained a faithful member. While at Holy City, Delsa served the Usher’s Ministry and was ordained as a Missionary. She loved the Lord with ALL her heart, knowing that ALL of her help came from God.
On June 22, 1985, Delsa married the love of her life, Michael Whitehead, Sr. and to their union, two children were born. Delsa and Michael spent 37 years of marital bliss and loved each other with all of their hearts.
Delsa was a loving daughter, devoted wife, nurturing mother, kind grandmother, supportive sister, caring aunt and a friend to all. She enjoyed cooking, doing house work, working in her flowers and spending time with her family and friends. She also was an avid softball fan and enjoyed crocheting.
Even in our sadness, we accept the will of our Lord and we praise God for a life well lived! Though she may be gone from our sight, she will forever be in our hearts. Delsa is now reunited in heaven with her father, Wendell Squire; and two sisters, Amy Squire and Gail Squire Mitchell.
Delsa leaves to cherish her memories: her loving and devoted husband, Elder Michael Whitehead, Sr. of the home; loving and devoted children, Michael Whitehead, Jr. (Mercedes) of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Desiree Whitehead of the home; grandchildren, Melanie, Malia, Michaiah and Matthyus all of Virginia Beach, Virginia; loving mother, Mamie Hicks Squire of Emporia, Virginia; loving and devoted siblings, Larry Squire (Bridgette) and Elsie Brown (Edward Sr.) all of Emporia, Virginia; mother-in-law, Doris Jones of Emporia, Virginia; sister-in-law, Shirley Mabrey (Lloyd) of Emporia, Virginia; brother-in-law, Floyd Whitehead of Warrenton, North Carolina; two aunts, Mary Ann Harrison of Emporia, Virginia and Julia High of Wadesboro, North Carolina; loving and devoted niece, Krystal Brown of Jarratt, Virginia; nephews, loving and devoted, Edward Brown, Jr. of Emporia, Virginia, Corie Batts, Darnell Williams and Terrell Williams; special friends, Alisa Beasley and Carolyn Hall; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
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