Delores Virginia Register Stoudenmire, 104, of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. She was born June 21, 1911, in New Hanover County, the daughter of the late Charles Thomas Register and Fannie Mae Marine Register.
Delores was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who cherished the time spent in the company of her family. She retired from the children’s clothing depart of Belk Berry. She was then was able to devote time to raising her children. Delores was a deeply devout Christian and a longtime member of Lake Forest Baptist Church. One of the highlights of her life was a trip taken to Jerusalem with her church family. She loved and cherished the visits of friends, enjoyed sewing, reading her Bible and daily devotions.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Charles Melvin Stoudenmire Sr.; daughter, Linda S. Vernon; son, Charles M. Stoudenmire Jr.; stepfather, Oscar Enoch Padrick; six brothers, Charles Thomas Register, Oscar Owen Padrick, Manley Padrick, Edward Padrick, Kenneth Padrick and Jackie Padrick; and three sisters, Estelle Padrick, Eloise Utterback and Eula Mae Brant.
Left to cherish her legacy are her daughter, Peggy Holt; son-in-law, Marion Vernon; grandchildren, Mike and Melody McKinney, Eric Stoudenmire, Charles and Stephen Vernon and Annette Lewis; 14 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Lake Forest Baptist Church, 1626 Lake Branch Drive, Wilmington. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow the service in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank the staff of Azalea Heath and Rehab for their excellent care of Delores and her church family at Lake Forest Baptist Church for their visits and prayers.
Memorials may be made to Lake Forest Baptist Church or to a charity of one’s choice.
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