Mary Frances (Ijames) Adkins

Published 9:59 am Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Mary Frances (Ijames) Adkins, 69, of Mocksville, died on March 12, 2021.

Shewas born May 5, 1951 in Rowan County, daughter of the late Marion Frances Ijames and Collen Ijames.  She is also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ijames, and a sister, Betty Jean Ijames.

She was educated in the Davie County school system.  She married Ernest Lee Adkins in Osceola County, Fla. in 1981. They raised one daughter together, Lora Eaton, who survives.  She was retired, loved to cook and enjoyed watching the birds.

Survivors: her husband, Ernest Lee Adkins of Hinton, W.Va; a daughter, Lora Eaton (John) of Florida; her brother, Thomas Ijames of Mocksville; sisters; Janet Trexler (Donald) of Cooleemee, Joann McDaniel of Murphy, and Nellie Waller of Mocksville; grandchildren, Jesse Ratledge, Kaylee Eaton, Kyson Eaton, Colton Ratledge, Eli Ratledge; and her special companion, Sadie Mae, her poodle.

A visitation was held on Sunday, March 14at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville, followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at Legion Memorial Park Cemetery in CooleemeeC.  Officiating was Pastor Jack Kivett. Pallbearers were Jesse Ratledge, Kyson Eaton, Bo Haught, John Eaton, Aaron Draughn and Lee Waller.