GASTONIA - Reba "Granny" Sorrels Mecum, 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 17, 2012, at her home with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Rutherfordton and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Biddie West Sorrels.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Mecum; three sisters; and one brother.
Mrs. Mecum was a faithful member of East Gastonia Church of God. She was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother, grandmother and precious Saint of God. She has run her race and kept the faith.
The family would like to give special thanks to Gaston Hospice and caregivers, Kim, Jeannie, Lesley, Callie, Jeremy and Anita.
Mrs. Mecum is survived by her children and spouses, Gail Mecum, Wanda Kelly (Robert), Peggy Smith (the Rev. Ted), Betty Taylor (Lewis),the Rev. Glen Mecum (Martha); five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at East Gastonia Church of God, 1407 Cedar Ave., Gastonia.
A homecoming celebration will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at East Gastonia Church of God with the Revs. Glen Mecum, Ted Smith and Robby Kelly officiating.
Interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hollywood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to East Gastonia Church of God, 1407 Cedar Ave., Gastonia, NC 28054 or Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Online condolences may be made at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Mecum family.