Emily (Jones) Groce

Published 1:34 pm Monday, August 7, 2023

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Emily (Jones) Groce, 71, of Cameron, N.C., departed this world on Aug. 3, 2023 from her home in Moore County.

Emily was born on Dec. 23, 1951 in Forsyth County, daughter of the late Marion “Shermer” Jones Sr. and Elizabeth (Slater) Jones. In addition to her mother and father, Emily was preceded in death by: her loving husband, William Groce; and sisters, Becky Woods, Bonnie Tilley and her husband Jerry, and Joy Smith.

In life, Emily chose a career in the textile industry where she worked as a packer. She worked with Sara Lee until she retired. Emily was a hard worker and a dedicated member of her church, Fork Baptist Church.  She loved Sunday school and helped with the church nursery; her favorites were the newborn babies. For the last 11 years Emily has served and touched many lives at Victory Chapel in Spring Lake, NC. When she wasn’t helping at her church, she truly enjoyed the little things in life like walking to the mailbox, eating hotdogs, bananas, and knitting hats. Emily was a loving mother, grandmother, and proud patriot.

Emily leaves behind to treasure her memory: a son, David Bradley Groce (Jessica) of Vass, NC; a daughter, Tonya Elizabeth Groce Green (Josh) of Mocksville, NC; a brother, Marion “Shermer” Jones Jr. (Shirley); sisters, Sheila Hardy (Jeff) and Phyllis McMandus; 6 grandchildren, Lucius, Daisy, Natalie, Olivia, Abishai, and Hannah; and several nieces and nephews.

On Tuesday, Aug. 8, a visitation and service will be held at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. Pastor Edward Tijero will officiate the service.  Emily will be laid to rest in Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.

We, the staff at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville, are honored to serve the family.