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July 05, 2022

Elijah Scott Willard

Elijah Scott Willard

Elijah Scott Willard, 25, of Bethlehem, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Born August 15, 1996, in Catawba County, he was the son of Bonnie Maggie Fleming and David Scott Willard. He loved music and gaming and was a loving son, husband, brother, and friend.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin Alexander Fleming and Beadie Shirley Smith Fleming, and Martha Ray Simmons Willard and Elvin Vernon Willard.

In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Tessa Danielle Charlesworth Willard; sisters, Shirley Ann Canipe, Bonnie May Canipe, Donna Gail Canipe, Angela Nicole Canipe, and Jessie Elizabeth Willard; nieces, Eva Canipe and Kiara Mecimore; and nephews, Dylan Watts, Cole Southard, and Teddy Kofroth.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory.

Condolences may be sent to the Willard Family at

Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Hickory is serving the Willard Family.

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