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March 05, 2024

Mary Alice Wike Childers

Mary Alice Wike Childers

Mary Alice Wike Childers, 91, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born April 22, 1927, in Alexander County, daughter of the late Wilson Roby and Sadie Allen Wike.

Alice was a lifelong member at East Taylorsville Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and helped in the nursery. She was a loving mother and grandmother who was always thinking of her family first, insuring their happiness and well being. She was a member of the DAV Chapter 84 Ladies Auxiliary.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Lindsay Edward Childers; a sister, Dorothy Burgess; four brothers, John, Paul, Bobby and Jerry Wike; and a sister-in-law, Pat Wike.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Rosalind Childers Starnes and husband David; granddaughter, Natalie Starnes Beal and husband Dustin; grandson, Ashley Starnes and wife Melissia; and great-grandchildren, Connor and Cameron Beal, and Jacob Starnes.

The visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at East Taylorsville Baptist Church from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Gary Jennings and Rev. Jamie Steele officiating. Burial will follow in Taylorsville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ashley Starnes, Dustin Beal, Tim Childers, Donnie Goforth, David Wike, and Michael Kerley.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Connor Beal, Cameron Beal, and Jacob Starnes.

In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to the East Taylorsville Baptist Church Building Fund at PO Box 906, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Valley Nursing Center for all the care that you provided for our mother and grandmother. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville is serving the Childers Family.

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  1. Marie on December 6, 2018 at 4:02 am

    So very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one, no doubt you hope to see her again and share pleasant times together, God’s word promises that reunifying is to come. At Romans 8:25 it encourages us to eagerly have hope. May this confidence comfort you all in your time of grief and recovery.

  2. Roger Drum on March 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    hey rosiland, i didnt know about your mom,,im sorry to hear she sure she is in a good place and is with her family ,,miss you debbie hampton drum

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