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March 04, 2024

Elline Deal Lackey

Elline Deal Lackey

Elline Deal Lackey, 90, of Taylorsville, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Elline was born May 13, 1931, in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Irvin Y. Deal and Mattie Lowe Deal.

She was a housewife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir. Elline was a member of the Eastern Star, where she held several positions. She was a good Christian person who lived her faith every day. Family was of the utmost importance to her, especially her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, French C. Lackey.

Those left to cherish and honor her memory include her daughter, Debbie Shew of Taylorsville; her sons, Dennis W. Lackey (Donna) of Taylorsville, Kevin B. Lackey of Jacksonville, Florida, and Dean Lackey of Claremont; her grandchildren, Denise Shew of Taylorsville, Kristin Bost of The Woodlands, Texas, Amanda Carpenter (Chad) of Sparta, and Dustin Lackey (Debra) of Taylorsville; son-in-law, Bobby Shew of Taylorsville; her sisters, Marie Childers and Vivian Davis (Larry), all of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville. Rev. Lisa Wolfe and family friend, Joe Dennis, will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m., prior to the service at the church. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. until noon, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at Adams Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include Sheriff Chris Bowman, Capt. Phillip Starnes, Sgt. Travis Pennell, Corp. Jordan Roy, Dep. John Millsaps, Lt. Shannon Roberts, and Lt. Tim Simms.

Honorary pallbearers include Steven Childers, Michael Davis, Brent Davis, Nick Pardue, Charles Lowrance, and Eric Kerley.

Memorials may be made to Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

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Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family of Elline Deal Lackey.

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