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Coleen Carson Gaither

May 8, 1942 ~ September 19, 2019 (age 77)

Obituary

MOCKSVILLE - Mrs. Coleen Carson Gaither, 77, transitioned from this life suddenly Thursday, September 19, 2019. She was born May 8, 1942, in Iredell County, to the late Crayton and Lolean Cockerham Carson. Mrs. Gaither attended Davie County Schools, was a graduate of Davie County Training School and received her CNA from DCCC. Her employment included Miller's Restaurant, Fox Textile, William R. Davie Elementary School, Davie High School and was a bus driver for 43 years. At an early age, she joined New Calvary Holiness Church where she had served as youth president, choir member, building fund treasurer and in any capacity she was needed. Word search puzzles, cooking, church and caring for her family were the things she loved to do. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gordon Gaither, who died in 2007; a son, Bradford Gaither; and a brother, Billy H. Carson. Survivors: daughter, La Shonda Coleen Gaither; five sons, Gordon Gaither (Sharon), Dewayne Chunn, Larry Gaither, Steve Gaither (Wanda) and Bruce Gaither; six stepchildren, Lafreda McClelland, Sherry McClelland, Donna White (Raywood), Dennis Redmon (Vanessa), Michael Glover (Rosa), and Cynthia Glover; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Dorothy L. Sherrill; special aunts, Josephine Dalton, Eloise Cockerham and Rosa Lee Arnold; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, September 24, at New Calvary Holiness Church at 3 p.m. Bishop Terry Dalton will be the eulogist and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. Online condolences can be emailed to To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Coleen Carson Gaither please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

New Calvary Holiness Church Cemetery
126 New Calvary Church Way
Mocksville, NC, 27028

Visitation

SEP 24. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

New Calvary Holiness Church

126 New Calvary Church Way

Mocksville, NC, 27028

Service

SEP 24. 3:00 PM (EDT)

New Calvary Holiness Church

126 New Calvary Church Way

Mocksville, NC, 27028

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