Myrtle Mills Ipock

Mrs. Myrtle Mills Ipock died peacefully at age 94 the morning of January 18, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, January 26, at 2 p.m. in Celestial Memorial Gardens.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert Lee Ipock, who departed us in 1996. They were married for 59 years, and enjoyed life on their family farm in the Ernul community. Myrtle and Robert were both lifelong members of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church and participated in numerous church and community organizations.

Myrtle was the second of eight children born to Fred and Mettie Mills on May 2, 1918. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Mills, Mildred Vendrix of Vanceboro and Lillian Anspach of Charlotte. Surviving are two sisters, Evelyn Taylor of Durham and Ethel Spivey of Michigan and two brothers, Fred Mills Jr. of New Bern and Marvin Mills of Arapahoe.

Myrtle and Robert had three children, Eleanor Ruth Ipock of Washington, Thomas Weeks Ipock of New Bern and Freddie Robert Ipock (deceased). Eleanor Ruth Hudson Keel presented three grandchildren, Edward Hudson, Jamie Lee Hudson and wife Susan and Michelle Riffert and husband John, with five great grandchildren, Kristin Nicole Hudson of Jacksonville Florida, Amber Marie Riffert, John Riffert III, Austin Lee Hudson and Sara Nicole Hudson, all of Washington. Thomas Weeks Ipock and wife Teryl Laughinghouse Ipock presented another grandchild, Derrick Thomas Ipock and wife Carrie with one great grandchild, Bayleigh Weeks Ipock, all of New Bern.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 12-1:30 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Research Fund, ECU Medical Foundation, 525 Moye Blvd., Greenville, NC 27834.

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Published in Sun Journal from Jan. 24 to Jan. 27, 2013