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Mary Ellen  Church  Dancy
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Mrs. Mary Ellen Church Dancy, age 79, of Liberty Knoll Drive, North Wilkesboro died Saturday, April 7, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Liberty Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. David Sparks and the Rev. Steve Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday night from 6:30 until 8:30 PM at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dancy was born June 28, 1938 in Wilkes County to George Washington Church and Ethel Mae Wyatt Church.

Before retiring, she had a long career as a seamstress, cook, and homemaker. After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering with her church where she taught in the nursery and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Dancy was a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Franklin Dancy, a son, Dwayne Franklin Dancy, three brothers, Loyd Church, Clark Church, and Walter Church; and one sister, Barbara Hayes.

She is survived by three daughters, Gail Handy of Millers Creek, Rosemary Mathis and husband, Keith, of North Wilkesboro, Joyce Billings and husband, Timmy, of Ronda; two sons, Robert Dancy of Boone and John Dancy and wife, Kathy, of North Wilkesboro; three brothers, Ray Church and wife Brona of Millers Creek, Colon Church and wife, Ethel, of North Wilkesboro, Lowell Church and wife, Wilma, of Millers Creek; grandchildren, Gary Dancy, Ryan Mathis and Lauren Mathis of North Wilkesboro, Tyler Billings and wife, Kaylee, of Winston-Salem, Cameron Billings of Ronda, Leslie Blankenship of Hays, and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Keith Mathis, Ryan Mathis, Timmy Billings, Tyler Billings, Cameron Billings, and John Dancy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 924 Main Street, Suite 100, North Wilkesboro NC 28659 or Liberty Grove Baptist Church, 5899 River Road / Liberty Grove Church Road, North Wilkesboro NC 28659.

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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Liberty Grove Baptist Church

5899 River Road/Liberty Grove Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659





2:00 PM
Liberty Grove Baptist Church

5899 River Road/Liberty Grove Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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Liberty Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

5899 River Liberty Grove Church Road
North Wilkesboro, NC


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