Esther Mae Grier Wall

Published 10:10 am Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Mrs. Esther Mae Grier Wall, 93, formerly of W. Church St., Mocksville, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Morningside of Concord.

She was born Oct. 11, 1925, in Mecklenburg County to the late Rufus Alexander and Susie Mae Brown Grier.  Mrs. Wall was a graduate of Flora MacDonald College in Red Springs and was an enthusiastic supporter of its successor, St. Andrews University in Laurinburg. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, a sorority honoring teachers. She was a dedicated member of First Presbyterian Church of Mocksville where she had served as an elder, on numerous committees, was an Honorary Life Member of Presbyterian Women and was a tutor in their afterschool program. Mrs. Wall retired as a school teacher of 30 years.  She typed and proofread her husband’s history books. Mrs. Wall was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was an excellent cook, and  you did not visit her without having a meal.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, James William Wall; and an infant brother, Rufus Alexander Jr.

Survivors: 3 children, Nancy Piston and husband William of Springfield, Mo., Carol Poston of Greenville, and Dr. James Wall and wife Kay of Concord; 4 grandchildren, Jonathan Wall and wife Ana, Claire Kinane and husband Stephen, Rob Poston and Nat Poston; a great-grandchild, Avery James Wall; and a sister, Emily Nan Grier Beaty of Concord.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at First Presbyterian Church of Mocksville with the Rev. Tom Nesbit officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.  A private graveside service will be held in Rose Cemetery.

Memorials: First Presbyterian, 261 S. Main St., Mocksville.