Texola Miller Tucker

Published 8:43 pm Sunday, October 14, 2018

Texola Miller Tucker, 83, died on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

She was born in Davie County on Dec. 21, 1934, and was the last surviving child of the late William and Susie Coy Lawrence Miller. She was the widow of the late James William Tucker and they had been married for almost 66 years at the time of his death on Nov. 3, 2016. Others preceding her in death were her brothers, Doyle and Cleatus Miller, and sisters Mertus Barnes, Edna Angell and Lathel Jones.

She attended Cooleemee Schools and retired after 30 years with Celanese Corp. where she worked as an engineer/train driver. She was a long-time member of Edgewood Baptist Church, and the family requests memorials be directed to the church at PO Box 57, Cooleemee, 27014.

Survivors: her 2 daughters, Peggy Presnell (Larry) and Wanda Gale Jones (Henry), all of Mocksville; a son, James Tucker (Elaine) of Rock Hill, S.C.; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Monday, Oct. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Davie Funeral Chapel in Mocksville. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Edgewood Baptist Church with Pastor Frank Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury where she will be buried beside her late husband. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.