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Nyoka Connatser Worley

October 15, 1942 ~ June 29, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Nyoka Connatser Worley of Childress’ Store Area, Virginia went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2023.

She was raised in the Godly home of her parents, Curtis and Margaret Connatser. Nyoka graduated from Buckingham Central High School. After which, she met and married the love of her life, Otis Worley. She went to Johnston-Willis Hospital School of Nursing where she earned her degree. Together, Otis and Nyoka, were called to what would become their journey of lifelong ministry. While Otis ministered to their souls, Nyoka ministered to their bodies. They later moved back home to Buckingham County until her passing.

Nyoka dedicated her life to caring and loving people as a nurse, a dedicated pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Nyoka was as unique as her name with a strength that was unmatched and a faith that inspired. Everyone she met was impacted by her love.

Nyoka is survived by her two sisters Peggy Wharam (JC deceased) and Dixie Wood (Henry) as well as her children; Valerie Royer (David), Jennifer Hellerstedt (Tim), and Jonathan Worley (Sara). She enjoyed sharing about her grandchildren, Hope Ferguson (Corbin), Ashley Hellerstedt, Noah Westbrook, Drew Royer, Caleb Harris, great-grandson Theo, and her sweet dog Sassy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at .

A service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Rocky Mount Church, 348 Rocky Mountain Rd, Dillwyn, Virginia 23936. Lunch and Family Time to follow.

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Funeral Service
July 8, 2023

11:00 AM
Rocky Mount Church
348 Rocky Mount Road
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Interment following funeral service
July 8, 2023

Rocky Mount Church Cemetery
348 Rocky Mount Road
Dillwyn, VA 23936


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105


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