Mary Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Ijames Etchison

Published 8:51 am Monday, March 30, 2015

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Ijames Etchison of Hickory Tree Rd., Mocksville, died on March 25, 2015 at Novant Health & Palliative Care in Winston-Salem after a long period of illness.

She was born June 9, 1936 to the late Joseph Ijames and Jasper Payne Ijames of Mocksville. She was a 1954 graduate of Davie County Training School, and a retired employee of Sara Lee Hosiery of Winston-Salem. She attended New Patterson Grove Faith Church in East Bend and had a strong faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ted and Joseph Etchison, both formerly of Mocksville.

Survivors: her husband of 58 years, Billy Etchison,of the home; 4 sons, Billy Carlos (Kathleen) Etchison, Joseph (Touloup) Etchison, Eric Etchison and Walter (Jamie) Etchison, all of Mocksville; a daughter, Rebecca (Wayne) Allen of Advance; a sister, Sandra Rivers of Mocksville; a sister-in-law, Linda Ijames of Mocksville; an aunt, Mae Daniels of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Her funeral service was held Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home in Mocksville. Pastor Charlene Jones officiated and the Rev. Dr. Jamie Grant delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in St. John AME Zion Church Cemetery.  The family received friends at the funeral home one hour before the service.