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Alyson Worley Whitaker, age 53, resident of Oakland, Tennessee and wife of Brad Whitaker, departed this life Friday morning, February 16, 2018 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
A Memorial Service for Mrs. Whitaker was held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Highland Heights Presbyterian Church located at 2855 Morning Sun Road in Cordova, Tennessee. A reception followed the service. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center - West Chapel at Oakland.
Mrs. Whitaker was born January 3, 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee to Albert and Virginia Worley. She was married December 4, 1983 to Bradford Beaton “Brad” Whitaker. A loving wife and mother, Alyson made the most of every experience – lighting up a room and being the life of the party. A truly vibrant woman, she enjoyed cooking, entertaining, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends. She was always happy and a joy to be around. A good Christian woman, Alyson instilled a strong education and good values in her children. Alyson loved the theater and was a sponsor of the Orpheum in addition to her love of volunteering at Fayette Cares.
Mrs. Whitaker is survived by her husband of 34 years, Brad Whitaker of Oakland, TN; her mother, Virginia Ann Worley of Oakland, TN; her children, Elizabeth Namanny (Joel) of Jackson, MS, Whit Whitaker (Rachel) of Bartlett, TN, Hannah Grace Miller (Matthew) of Memphis, TN, Benjamin Whitaker of Salt Lake City, UT; and her sister, Susan Jerden (Chris) of Memphis, TN.
She was preceded in death by her father, Prince Albert Worley.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Fayette Cares, P.O. Box 326, Somerville, TN 38068.