She has been a voice in the African American community for more than two decades.
Audrey Wheaton wrote a popular column for the Roanoke Tribune, a newspaper that features the black community.
For many years, Wheaton's column was called 'Round Town.'
Wheaton wrote about everyday events in the Roanoke Valley and people's accomplishments.
"People want to hear the good news," said Wheaton.
Her column started in 1990. Her last one is this week.
"It's been a little depressing," said Wheaton.
Wheaton was recently diagnosed with a form of leukemia. She is currently taking chemotherapy and doesn't have the energy anymore to write the weekly column.
Wheaton will continue with her chaplain duties at Roanoke's Rescue Mission.
She is comforted by the get well cards and the prayers she has received.
"Ms. Audrey I'm praying for you. You're going to be alright. I'm praying for you and that's encouraging," said Wheaton.