IVY C MEEKS
March 25, 1923 – Jan. 10, 2011
WENDELL – Ivy C. Meeks died Monday, January 10, 2011, at WakeMed, Raleigh. Ivy was born in Zion, IL, March 25, 1923 to Walter and Pearl Whipple Chrismas. She was a pharmacists’ assistant for several years in Zion and later in Wilmington, NC, but her primary role was that of mother. She was also a daughter, sister, wife, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and a child of God.
In addition to her parents, Ivy was preceded in death by her first husband, Harland Swager; brothers, Elliott, Charles, Roy, George, and Art Chrismas; sisters, Ida Chrismas Burnette and Nell Chrismas Lilly; infant grandson, Jonathan Swager; daughter-in-law, Patricia Swager; and son-in-law, Harvey Frye.
She is survived by her children, Gail Swager Frye, Wendell, NC; Ronald (Mary Ann) Swager, Little Rock, AR; and Tracy Swager, Wilmington NC, brother, John (Marilynn) Chrismas, Hot Springs Village, AR; granddaughter, Sheryl (Stephen) Brack and great grandsons, Christian, Payton, and Nathan Brack, all of Bryant, AR; a grandbird and two granddogs.
Funeral service will be 2 pm, Thursday, January 13, Wendell United Methodist Church. Burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to the service and other times at the home of Gail Frye.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wendell United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 1925, Wendell, NC, 27591.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net