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Mary Frances (Ijames) Adkins

May 5, 1951 ~ March 12, 2021 (age 69)

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Mary Frances (Ijames) Adkins, 69, of Mocksville, NC, departed this world on March 12th, 2021.

Mary was born May 5th, 1951 in Rowan County, NC.  She was the daughter of the late Marion Frances Ijames and Collen Ijames.  In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by a brother Billy Ijames and a sister, Betty Jean Ijames.

In life Mary was educated in the Davie County school system.  She met the love of her life Ernest Lee Adkins and got married in Osceola County, FL in 1981. Mary and Ernest raised one daughter together, Lora Eaton, who survives her.  Mary was retired, loved to cook and enjoyed watching the birds.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Ernest Lee Adkins of Hinton, WV, and a daughter, Lora Eaton (John) of Florida.  Also, surviving Mary is her brother, Thomas Ijames of Mocksville, sisters; Janet Trexler (Donald) of Cooleemee, NC, Joann McDaniel of Murphy, NC, and Nellie Waller of Mocksville, grandchildren; Jesse Ratledge, Kaylee Eaton, Kyson Eaton, Colton Ratledge, Eli Ratledge, and her special companion Sadie Mae, her poodle.

A visitation for Mary will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville.  Following visitation will be a graveside service at 2:30 pm located at Legion Memorial Park Cemetery in Cooleemee, NC.  Officiating the service will be Pastor Jack Kivett.  Pallbearers for Mary will be Jesse Ratledge, Kyson Eaton, Bo Haught, John Eaton, Aaron Draughn and Lee Waller.

Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville are honored to serve the family.

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March 14, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville
416 Valley Road
Mocksville, North Carolina 27028

Graveside Service
March 14, 2021

2:30 PM
Legion Memorial Park
7689 NC Hwy. 801 S.
Cooleemee, North Carolina 27014

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