Mildred Darien Wemyss Paschall, 103, ‘everyone loved her delicious country cooking’

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Mildred Darien Wemyss Paschall, 103, of Wilmington, died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Liberty Commons Nursing Center.

Mildred was born January 19, 1913, in Warren County, daughter of the late John Robert Wemyss and Claude Morgan Wemyss. Her husband, Albert Holt Paschall; sister, Thelma Robertson; and three brothers, Macon, Perry and Alton Wemyss, preceded her in death.

Mildred spent most of her life as a homemaker, raising her beloved daughter, Barbara. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and their spouses along with her great-grandchildren. Everyone loved her delicious country cooking. Her life exemplified southern hospitality and an unselfish focus on meeting the needs of others. Even in her final weeks, the workers at the nursing home were deeply touched by her sweet demeanor and sense of humor. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Paschall LeGwin (Jere) of Wilmington; two granddaughters, Marjorie LeGwin Stockford (Jeffery) of Wilmington and Louisa LeGwin Ramirez (Robert) of Cary; six great-grandchildren, Grace Stockford Gavin (Carsen) and Sophie, Isolde, Luke, Ambrose and Audrey Ramirez; nephew, Todd Wemyss; two nieces, Jill Wemyss Coleman and Lys LeGwin Busch (Bob); and great-niece, Sarah Busch.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Andrews Hampstead Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. in Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead, with the Rev. Jeffery Stockford officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mildred’s memory may be made online or by mail to the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.

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