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Moncie Tally Wilkie

June 12, 1929 — December 11, 2022

Bear Creek

Moncie Tally Wilkie
(Mama, Granny)
93 years young 

Born June 12, 1929 to William Berry and Emma Phillips Tally ran to the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday morning, December 11, 2022, surrounded by her children.

The youngest of 12 she said her mother never gave her a middle name just ‘Moncie Tally’ because after having so many kids she ran out of names.

A lifelong member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church she taught and attended Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Women’s Missionary Group and was always involved with Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  A lady of exemplary faith, her biggest desire was to see others receive Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.

She raised chickens for Townsend, made beautiful wedding cakes, worked in the chicken plant, worked in a recycle plastics mill, worked for Southern Supreme Fruitcakes in their early years, and most recently until she was 83 was a courier for Community Family Medicine. When she retired, she volunteered at the West Chatham Food Pantry. 

She loved to read especially her Bible, novels, her missionary book, and daily devotionals, Hallmark movies, yard sales, thrift stores, the mountains, visiting Historic homes, looking at the moon at night, watching birds, and dark chocolate.

She said many times that she was the last living of 51 first cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Rex Wilkie, daughter Bonnie Wilkie, great granddaughter McKenna Jessup, brothers, Ike, Talmadge, Sam, Joe, Fred, Woodrow, and sisters, Swannie, Lona, Beulah, Malinda, and Leah.

Those left to cherish her memory are son Randy Wilkie and wife Kay; Daughters Joan Jessup and husband Joel, Connie Henson and husband Rick; Grandchildren Teresa Humphrey and husband Oza, Keith Jessup and wife Maria, Jason Wilkie, Jana Williams and husband Lee, Timmy Jessup, Brooke Little and husband Justin, Meredith Lambert and husband Anthony; Great grandchildren Dakota Humphrey and wife Brynn, McKayla Wilkie, Jona Humphrey and wife Celeste, Emma Humphrey (Drew), Haven Jessup, Jaylee Williams, Laura Jessup, Gavin Williams, Ansley Little and Addison Little; and Great-Great Grandchildren, Layla Humphrey, Oaklyn Humphrey, and Blakely Humphrey.

One of Granny’s memories is of her Daddy ringing the bell at the church, while watching his pocket watch for 5 minutes, this was for others to come help dig the grave.  In her honor the church bell will be rang before the funeral service.

She loved flowers, but if you choose donations can also be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church. 

The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM at the church with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Wilkie family.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hickory Grove Baptist Church

17721 NC-902, Bear Creek, NC 27207

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hickory Grove Baptist Church

17721 NC-902, Bear Creek, NC 27207

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Interment

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

17721 NC-902, Bear Creek, NC 27207

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