Vida Bell Gaskins Ipock

NEW BERN - Vida Bell "Sis" Gaskins Ipock, 80, died Nov. 15, 2012, at home.

She was an active member of Gethsemane FWB Church and her interests included gardening, working outside, baking and making candy. She is preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Harrison.

Sis is survived by her husband, James A. "Ham" Ipock Sr.; one son, James A. "Jim" Ipock Jr. and wife Christie of West Point, MS; two daughters, Diane Heath and husband Ben of Cove City and Brenda Brandenburg and husband Karl of New Bern; one brother, Clarence C. "Sonny" Gaskins and wife Pat of New Bern; her grandchildren, Michele Heath-Pilotte and husband Sean, Linda Heath-Smith and husband Brad, Paula Heath, Elisabeth Touchet, Sam Guyton, Josh Guyton and wife Kelly, Lauren "Nikki" Brandenburg, Brian Brandenburg and wife Sydney; great-grandchildren, Jameson "Jamie" Brandenburg, Benjamin and Christopher Pilotte, Madeline Smith, Hunter and Logan Touchet. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

The family would like to thank her doctors and Craven County Hospice for their excellent care and the support of family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Gethsemane FWB Church with the Rev. Justin Barnett officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gethsemane FWB Church, 101 Gethsemane Church Rd., New Bern, NC 28562 or to Craven County Hospice, P. O. Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC 28563.

Online condolences may be made to the Ipock family at

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

Funeral Home

Cotten Funeral Home
2201 Neuse Blvd New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 637-3181

Published in Sun Journal from Nov. 17 to Nov. 20, 2012