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Elizabeth Bell Day, 95, her distinctive laugh will be missed

Elizabeth Bell Day
Elizabeth Bell Day

WILMINGTON — Elizabeth Bell Day, 95, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Davis Health Care Center.

Elizabeth was born July 27, 1922, in Wilmington, daughter of the late Robert Bailey Bell Sr. and Elizabeth Davis Bell. Her husband, Frederick N. Day III; son, Robert Bailey Day; and daughter, Mary Elizabeth Day, preceded her in death.

Elizabeth, “Ibus,” or “Lib,” as she was called by her friends, was a beautiful woman inside and out who always looked and acted younger than she was. She attended Mars Hill College and then married the love of her life, Fred. They were married for 66 years. She devoted her life to taking care of her family, who she dearly loved and cherished. She was a very active member of Temple Baptist Church for many years and loved her church family. Lib had a very distinctive laugh and beautiful smile that will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her son, Frederick Newton Day IV (Patsy) of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren, Lara Day Brooks of Wallace, N.C., Jennifer Day Freeman (Rush) of Wilmington, Melissa Day Bailey (Neal) of Clayton, N.C., and Frederick Noel Day (Kim) of Raleigh, N.C.; and seven great-grandchildren, Madelyn Elizabeth Day, Katherine Ann Day, Grace Elizabeth Dodd, Steven Wright Dodd, Emerson June Freeman, William Kenneth Brooks III and Landon Day Hester.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, at Oleander Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will follow at 4:30 p.m. at Andrews Market Street Chapel. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:30 p.m. until the service hour.

Memorial gift donations may be directed to Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28403; or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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