Vera Graham McAllister

Published 12:44 pm Monday, February 1, 2021

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Mrs. Vera Graham McAllister, 94, died on Jan. 24, 2021 at Vienna Village Assisted Living in Pfafftown.

Mrs. McAllister was born on Oct. 3, 1926 in Manchester, England to the late Norman Graham and Margaret Hunston Graham. She met her husband during World War II on a blind date, and on June 2, 1945 she married Cpl. Albert Garrett McAllister.  In the Spring of 1946, she moved from Manchester to Mocksville. They were married for almost 61 years until his death on May 2, 2006.  Mrs. McAllister was also preceded in death by: her 3 sisters, Margaret Berry, Kathleen Chaisty and Norma Carroll, all of Manchester, England; her 2 sons, Norman McAllister (Carol) and Graham McAllister (Myrle); grandchildren, Tammy McAllister, Teresa Hughes (Chris), Jeff McAllister, Mike McAllister (Gina), and Paul McAllister (Rebecca); great-grandchildren, Christina and Nicholas McAllister, John Norman and Grayson Hughes, Andrew McAllister, Ava and Lily McAllister; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. McAllister was a member of Maple Springs United Methodist Church.  She loved being a homemaker, and her passion for all types of needlework was admired by many. She also enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends and gardening.  She loved her family.

A graveside service was to be held on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Memorial Park, with the Revs. Dan Lyons and Gary Mahathey officiating.

Memorials: Maple Springs UMC; or Vienna Village Assisted Living; or the donor’s favorite charity.