Irene White Ijames

Published 1:43 pm Monday, May 23, 2016

Irene White Ijames, 98, of Mocksville, died on May 21, 2016 surrounded by family.

Born April 2, 1918 in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Stamey and Bessie White. She was a strong, caring woman who exemplified the meaning of the word Christian, living a life dedicated to God and family, joyful in all life’s circumstances. She was a selfless, loving, nurturing woman who flourished in helping others and being with family and friends.

She is also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William Loyd Ijames; brothers, Hugh White, James White, William White, S.B. White; and sisters, Lois Fergurson, Sadie Gabriel and Marie Shumaker.

Survivors: her sons, Dale (Debbie) Ijames and Paul (Devonna) Ijames; grandchildren, Dustin (Shelby) Ijames, Weston Ijames, Dacia Ijames and Grayson Ijames; great-granddaughter, Delaney Ijames; sister-in-laws, Margaret White and Jan White; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 3 p.m. at Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Swisher officiating. Burial followed at New Union United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends  from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 23 at Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony Chapel.

Memorials: New Union UMC New Building Fund, 1436 Sheffield Road, Mocksville; or Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, 28690.