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Mildred (Edwards) Wakefield

June 15, 1922 ~ February 6, 2017 (age 94)

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Mildred Edwards Wakefield, age 94, of Marion, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 while at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center in Black Mountain.  Mildred was born in Greenville, County SC on June 15, 1922 and was a daughter of the late Alfred and Florence Edwards. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Marion.  She spent her career working at a textile plant in Taylors, SC for 30 years.  She was a devoted mother who loved her family and they loved her.  She will certainly be missed by all who knew her.  Preceding Mildred in death was her husband of 61 years, Norman Wakefield.


Surviving Mildred is her son, Lamar Wakefield and his wife Rose, of Marion; a sister, Lena Edwards Phillips of SC; three grandchildren: Rachel Collins and husband Kenneth, Jeff Wakefield and wife Ruth and Will Wakefield and wife Esther; seven great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.


A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Marion at 11:00 am with Dr. Scott Hagaman officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service, at the church.


 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Marion, 99 North Main Street, Marion, N. C. 28752.







 Service Information

Memorial Service
February 9, 2017

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Marion
99 North Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752

Visitation to Follow Service

First Baptist Church of Marion
99 North Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752

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