LouAnn Mason Sidbury, 77, worked in banking for many years

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LouAnn Mason Sidbury
LouAnn Mason Sidbury

WILMINGTON – LouAnn Mason Sidbury of Wilmington died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. LouAnn was born in Pender County on June 9, 1939, the daughter of the late John Foster Mason and Bonnie Lee Taylor Mason. She is also preceded in death by bothers; Harry Edsel Mason, Jack Foster Mason, Thurman Oscar Mason, and Robert Wayne Mason Sr.; and one sister Mary Mason Pearsall.

Surviving are her husband, James Thompson Sidbury; daughter, Julie Elkins Fisher and her husband, Carlton and two grandchildren, Mason Fisher and Anna Fisher, sister Peggy Shepard and brothers; Randy Mason and wife Kathy, her former husband and friend J.B. Elkins; numerous nieces and nephews and her very special friend, her dog, Ringo.

She worked many years in banking with United Carolina Bank/Waccamaw Bank in Whiteville, before transferring to Wilmington and took early retirement from UCB (now BB&T) and later worked and retired from Cooperative Bank in Wilmington.

LouAnn (Mimi) was involved in many civic and charitable activities throughout her life. While living in Whiteville, she was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, served as president and, in 1990, was elected Woman of the Year for her achievements. After moving to Wilmington in 1991, she was a member of the Exchange Club of Lower Cape Fear, a community service organization working for the prevention of child abuse. She served as president and was elected as Local Exchangite of the Year and also State Exchangite of the Year in 1995. She served as treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Parenting Place, Child Abuse Prevention Center. She was a past member of the Cape Fear Garden Club. Her gentle nature and compassionate spirit will be dearly missed by all.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Wilmington.

She was a member at First Baptist Church in Wilmington. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The New Hanover Humane Society, The Parenting Place, or a charity of your choice in her honor.