by | Nov 2, 2017 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Ola “Faye” Weisberg, born in 1934 in Greenville N.C., passed away in her California home on October 7, 2017.

She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Herman Weisberg, sister Viola Chitty, brother Donald R. Meeks; children Michael Luper, Joanna Weisberg Wemple; step-sons Louis Weisberg, Paul Weisberg; grandchildren Rachel Luper Fleekop, Ashly Luper, Samantha Luper, Cayden Wemple, Skyler Wemple, Jacqueline Weisberg, Gabrielle Cabreros; great-grandchildren Joshua Fleekop, Addison Fleekop, and Margot Cabreros. She was preceded in death by parents, Thurman Eugene Meeks, Kathleen Ivy Dixon Meeks, and brother A.E. “Gene” Meeks.

Faye grew up in Norfolk, and graduated from Norview High School in 1952. During her school years, she was a cheerleader, played basketball, and loved to dance. (She encouraged Don to dance, a hobby he practices to this day.) After high school, she became a model, and could frequently be seen in ads for the utility companies. She went on to own several wig stores throughout Tidewater. After closing her stores, she became a stay at home mom, offering love and support to her husband, children, and grandchildren.

In 2007 she and Herman moved to Templeton, Calif. to be closer to daughter Joanna and her young family.

A breast cancer survivor, Faye attributed her long life and well-being to her positive outlook. She encouraged everyone she knew to be positive, believe in themselves, and look to God for answers. Those who knew her will surely remember her favorite saying, “You’re so wonderful!” a phrase she would want us all to embrace.

Donations to Congregation Ohr Tzafon: www.congregationohrtzafon.org.