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Elmer Alexander Ijames

April 4, 1924 ~ March 2, 2018 (age 93)

Obituary

Elmer Alexander Ijames, peacefully transitioned from this temporal life for life eternal, on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Genesis Healthcare Facility in Millville, New Jersey. He was born in Davie County on April 4, 1924 to the late Elder John A. and Columbia Studevent Ijames. During his early life, he worked along side of his parents and siblings on their cotton farm. Elmer met and married Catherine (Coulter) Ijames and settled in Newton where he resided for 62 years. They shared 40 years of marriage together. Five years after her death, he was joined in marriage to Wilma (Sims) Ijames. Upon his declining health eleven years ago, he relocated to live his final years with his daughter and family in New Jersey. As a child he was taught strong work ethics, working tirelessly to provide a stable life and comfortable home for his family. He gave many years of service at Clyde Fabric and Mid-State Mills during the day and operated Elmer's Janitorial Service in the evening. He was well known, respected and loved in his community; always friendly and kind to all he met. Affectionately, he was called, "the Friendly Shag." Raised in a Christian home with strict morals and values, which he patterned and lived his life by example, he joined and became a life-long faithful member of Clement Grove Church of God Seventh Day in Mocksville, North Carolina, where he served in many capacities. He loved to sing and had a strong deep base voice in the choir. When he was no longer able to perform his duties, he was honored to be named Deacon Emeritus. In addition to his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by: Catherine, two infant children, Wilma, sister: Ila Rucker, brothers: Ivan, Ralph and Ernest Ijames. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and devoted daughter: Barbara Austin; granddaughter: Renee White; grandson: Michael Finger (Kisha); great grands: Brianna, Caleb, Joshua and Alysia; one sister: Edna Mason Allen; one brother: John Lester (Peggy) Ijames; three sisters-in-law, Nellie Ruth Ijames, Evelyn Ellis, and Vada (Fred) Tatum; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Elmer Alexander Ijames please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Clement Grove Church
159 Parker Rd
Mocksville, NC, 27028

Visitation

MAR 12. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Clement Grove Church

159 Parker Rd

Mocksville, NC, 27028

Service

MAR 12. 11:00 AM (EDT)

Clement Grove Church

159 Parker Rd

Mocksville, NC, 27028

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