Iris Rose Dyson Lookabill

Published 6:50 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Mrs. Iris Rose Dyson Lookabill, 90, of Mocksville passed away on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 at Pruitt Health Nursing Home in Elkin.
Born on June 5, 1931 in Henry County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Washington (Marvin) Dyson and the late Ocie Cassell Dyson.
During her career, she was a bookkeeper for Mocksville Chrysler Plymouth, Reavis Ford and Furches Motor Co. In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother, she also enjoyed working in her gardens and cooking for others when she could. She adored her Dachshunds and the hunting dogs alike and loved to spoil them. She was a special person who will forever be remembered for her kind and caring ways.
Iris was a long-time member of Blaise Baptist Church. She loved the church; she cherished her Sunday school class and looked forward to attending every Sunday until she began declining in health. She also loved Southern Gospel music and listening would always bring her joy.
She was also preceded in death by: 2 brothers, Henry and Marvin (Junior) Dyson; and a daughter, Judy Rose Potts.
Left to cherish her memory are: 2 sons, Eugene Potts (Carolyn) of Mocksville and J.D. Potts (Jennifer) of Morehead City; 2 daughters, Nancy Jones (Roger) of Statesville and Deborah Potts of Mocksville; 5 grandchildren, Frank Potts of Maggie Valley, Robert Potts of Harmony, Kim Jones of Durham, Erika Potts of Greensboro, and Sam Potts of Wilmington; siblings, Wayne Dyson (Frieda) of Mocksville and Nellie Reavis (Sammy) of Harmony; 2 sisters-in-law, Linda Dyson and Hazel Smoot, both of Mocksville.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 at Blaise Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Furches officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for Arthritis Foundation P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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