WILMINGTON — Arlene Dail Male, 68, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.
Arlene was born May 11, 1952, in Kinston, North Carolina, to Willie Sherman Dail and Betty Shelley Stallings Dail.
Arlene was a wonderful pastor’s wife at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Wilmington. She served as the Children’s Church leader. She truly loved and cared for every child that she was able to teach and instruct. She had a true love for the Lord and served on many mission trips, including trips to Jamaica, Africa and Arizona, to name a few locations, to help spread the love of Jesus to many.
Her career highlights included banking, mortgage banking, dental assistant and property management. She was a member of the Sun Coast Cruisers Car Club and served as the treasurer for the last four years. She enjoyed all crafts, photography and was a talented calligrapher.
She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, the Rev. Dr. Thomas C. Male; son, Tommy Male; and daughter and son in-law, Tammy Lisa Jacobs and Jake Jacobs. She was “Nana” to her two grandchildren, Thomas Ray Male and Calley Male. She is also survived by four sisters, Betty Francis (Marshall), Donna Wedemeyer (Ray), Faye Wilcox and Laura Grimsley; brother, Simon King; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Susan Littleton.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial will be held in Oleander Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Oak Grove Baptist Church or to the trust fund for her grandchildren.
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