Mary Alice Paysinger Wolaver

Published 4:08 pm Monday, March 8, 2021

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Mrs. Mary Alice Paysinger Wolaver, 94, of Davie Academy Road, died on Monday, March 1, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Mocksville.

She had been visited by her three sons, and Pastor Van Lankford and Tiffany Seaford, and was ready to go home with her Lord. Mrs. Wolaver was born on April 6, 1926 in Lincoln County, Tenn. to the late Robert Lee and Francis Mae Owen Paysinger. She graduated from Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. She was devoted to her Christian faith, a generous giver, and a member of First Baptist Church of Mocksville. She was a tennis player and a world-traveler who enjoyed quilting and attending international quilt shows. She lived in Virginia for many years as well as in the Florida Keys. Upon her husband’s death, she moved to Parachute, Colo. where she enjoyed the mountains, quilting, and traveling with her friends. Mrs. Wolaver will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Knox James Wolaver; a brother, John Robert Paysinger; and a niece, Jane Paysinger.

Survivors: her children, Robert Wolaver (Michelle) of Grass Valley, Calif., Debbie Wolaver of Mocksville, Morgan Wolaver (Melissa) of Richmond, Vt., and Knox Wolaver, Jr. (Claudia) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 6 grandchildren, Jilan Glorifield (Joe), Emily Halporn, Grace Wolaver, Alex Wolaver (Zina),  Knox “K.J.” Wolaver III, and Elizabeth Wolaver; 3 great-grandchildren, Jackson Glorifield, Abella Glorifield, and Ben Glorifield; nieces, Nancy Paysinger and Faye Davis; and a nephew, John Paysinger.

A memorial/celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorials: Mary P. Wolaver Community Fund, Davie Community Foundation, PO Box 546, Mocksville; or a charity of the donor’s choice.