CHERRYVILLE -- Wilma Marie Nesbitt Metcalf, our most loving wife, mother, and "Nana," passed away quietly on Oct. 21, 2013. She was born on Sept. 15, 1926 in Fairview, N.C., the twin – youngest of nine brothers and sisters, to Carmie and John Nesbitt.
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She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Dr. Charles Metcalf; children, Janice Metcalf of Lake Norman and Dr. Doug Metcalf and wife, Jeannie of Winston-Salem; granddaughters, Molly Freidinger and (Dr. Brad) of Concord, Dr. Sally Lambeth (Dr. John) of Lewisville, Katy Baker (Brian) of Burlington, and Marcy McAuley (Patrick) of Charlotte; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alene Herron of Maryland.
She lived a life of beautiful service through gardening, art, entertaining, cooking for all who had need and enjoyed fishing. She loved her Methodist Church, was a long devoted member of the choir, and member of the Florene Stiles Sunday School Class. She was a charter member of the Cherryville Garden Club and was active in Church Circle and the Cherryville Music Club. Through many years of suffering the ravages of arthritis, she remained a bright encouragement to all. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalm 116:15
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville with the Rev. Rick Fite officiating. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC 28021, or to The
, 1330 W. Peachtree St. Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter's Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 23, 2013