Teelena Bumgarner Huffman

Wednesday, December 27, 1950 - Saturday, January 9, 2021

A Kind and Gentle Lady

Photo of Teelena Bumgarner Huffman  - 1950-2021

Canton- Teelena Suzanne Bumgarner Huffman, age 70, a beloved precious lady, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021.

Teelena was born during the winter season on December 27, 1950 to the late Gilbert Bumgarner and the late Margaret Camby Bumgarner West. She had resided in Buncombe County before making her home in Clyde for the past three years.  For 28 dedicated years, Teelena had worked as a licensed cosmetologist and she made many friendships all throughout this time in her life.  Mrs. Huffman held a strong faith and was a member of All Christian Holiness Church in Clyde where she had taught Sunday School and also held the office of church secretary. Teelena loved music and she was indeed an avid reader.  She enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and friends and she was gifted with the natural talent of being very creative. Everyone who was blessed to know Teelena loved her. In the words of her family, “She was the most kind and gentle person that one could ever know.” Her great love for her family will be held in their hearts forever and Teelena will be missed deeply each and every day. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David West; and her step-father, Howard West.

She is survived by the love of her life and her husband of 51 years, Donnie Huffman of Clyde; her son, Jeremy Huffman and his wife, Renee Huffman of Erwin, Tennessee; her daughter, LaDonna “Sissy” Sparks and Dale Haas of Waynesville; grandchildren, Dr. Jessica Huffman of Erwin, Tennessee and Kata Norris and Dakota of Clyde; a great-grandchild, Xavier Norris of Clyde; a sister, Aleshiea Oliver and Johnny of Asheville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Huffman family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Silver Bluff Village for their concern and special care given to Teelena. Memorials may be in  Mrs. Huffman's memory to Silver Bluff Village, 100 Silver Bluff Drive, Canton, NC 28716

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. Pastor Alan Mathis will be officiating.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Huffman family.

Condolences from family and friends

She was our wonderful loving cousin. Forever remembered in our hearts. Prayers for Donny and family
Margaret Gibson Rathbone of Waynesville, Lillian Gibson Smith of Sneedville Tn.
love you and you will be missed so many fond memerios of our child hood love and prayers to your family
terry gibson boyd
Aunt Teelena was absolutely the best Christian woman I’ve ever known. The sweetest most gentle lady, I never ever heard her engage in gossip or say anything negative about anyone. Teelena treated each and every niece and nephew as if we were her favorite! She will truly be missed! My love and prayers for uncle Donnie and Jeremy and Ladonna, and their families.
Kyleene Grumbles
We thank you for sharing her with us. Prior to COVID, we had daily visits with Donnie too and we have missed him too. Thank you for your prayer vigils and all your support. Both of you and your church family have been an integral part of our family. You will be missed!!!!
Lisa Leatherwood
Sweet Teelena, I will miss seeing you. I loved taking care of you! You always brightened my day!
Savannah McEntire
Such a sweet and moving lady. Love you Donnie, Madonna, and Kata.
Laura Reagan
She will be greatly missed. She was a kind and loving woman. Never said a bad word about anyone. Donnie, Madonna, Kara and family love you all.
Laura Reagan
She will be greatly missed she was such a sweet and kind and caring lady.
Some of my best summers were spent with aunt Teleena and uncle Donnie.I haven t seen you in years but know you will always be a big part of my life.Love to uncle Donnie,Jeremy and Ladonna
Revonda Thibodeau
I met Mr and Mrs. Huffman about 3 years ago when they moved to Clyde Mr and Mrs. Huffman were such nice neighbors always friendly she was a sweet lady never her say anything bad about anyone R.I.P.
Terry Scott
Teelena, I will always remember the fun times we shared in the summer months. I always looked forward to our special time together. Teelena was the sweetest, kindness, God loving person I've ever known. I will always remember and love you my sweet, dear cousin. Prayers to Donnie, Jermanie and Ladonna. I pray God will wrap you in His loving arms and give you comfort during this most difficult time. Pam Camby
Pam Camby
My deepest sympathies to the family. I will always remember her with a smile. She was not only a stylist but a lady with style.
Shirley Carver Fite
Teelena was a blessing to know! Always kind and friendly. My sympathy to her family and friends.
Norma Jean Henson
What a Sweet Lady. Rest in peace with my best friend and your brother, David. My Sympathies. David
David A. Phillips
Teelena did my hair for years. She was the sweetest person. She always had a smile on her face. I loved her very much. She will be greatly missed.
Tracy Dotson
Ladonna I’m so saddened to hear about your mom. She was a beautiful, gentle soul. She was so kind to me and made me feel like family. I loved her. My thoughts and prayers with you and the family. I love you all.
Lisa Deaver
We had lost contact with each other for several years, but I will always remember my sweet cousin, Teelena. My family and I send our prayers and condolences to the whole family. With much love.
Vickie Gray
I had lost contact with my cousin Teelena these last years, but we had some wonderful times together as we grew up. Our love and prayers for the whole family.
Vickie Gray
I had lost contact with my cousin Teelena these last few years, but we had some wonderful times growing up together. I will forever miss her sweet smile and loving ways. My family and I send our heartfelt love and condolences to the entire family.
Vickie Gray
I want to express my sympathy to all of Teelena's family. My cousin Teelena and our families enjoyed some good times when we were growing up. She was always a very sweet, kind person. You all will be in my prayers, and I know that God will comfort you and give you peace and strength each day.
Patricia Bumgarner Nelson