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Wilma Meredith Jolly

September 23, 1929 – March 14, 2018

Wilma Leigh Meredith Jolly, 88, of Statesville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Gordon Hospice House.

She was born on September 23, 1929 in North Carolina and spent her early years in Virginia and Tennessee. Wilma was the daughter of the late Annie Bell Head Meredith and step-daughter of Ed Meredith. She was formerly married to Philip Woodrow Jolly, who also pre-cedes her.

Wilma was a devoted Christian, who read the bible front to back many times in her life. She grew up singing and playing guitar in church and her faith was very important to her. She was known for having a “green thumb” and loved gardening her flowers. She will always be remembered for being a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She cherished spending time with her family, including her special cat companion, Opie.

Wilma is survived by her five daughters, Carol (Buddy) Lowman, Kaye (Jerry) Massey, Barbara (Larry) Douthit, Robin (Randall) Swicegood, and Cindy (Chris) Stikeleather; grandchildren, Phillip Douthit and Leslie Hayes; great-grandchildren, Landon and Logan, and a very special first cousin who was like a sister to her, Ruby Leonard.

A committal service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Iredell Memorial Gardens in the Mausoleum with Rev. Amy Spivey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Wilma’s memory may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or to Monticello United Methodist Church Debt Reduction, 308 Island Ford Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Wilma M. Jolly.

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  1. Patt Swicegood Heard wrote:

    LOVE YOU , KNOW YOU RESTING PEACEFULL . I will never forget you Love PATT

  2. Patt Swicegood Heard wrote:

    MOM JOLLY,,, I know you are with OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. I love you dearly. I will never forget you, many years and beautiful memories. I will always remember you telling me ,that JIMMY and I , were just like your own. REST WELL BEAUTIFUL LADY, AND I WILL SEE YOU SOON. LOVE YOU PATT

  3. Mary Summers wrote:

    I am so sorry to hear of Wilma’s passing. Take comfort in knowing that she is rejoicing with Jesus. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  4. Dolores Tighe wrote:

    Ms. Wilma will be dearly missed. I know she is gardening with Jesus. I will be keeping your families in my prayers. I so enjoyed her company, she was very good to me. We had the greatest conversations and she bragged on all of you. She was very proud of you all. Forgive me for not attending her service, but I am scheduled to work, and I missed Monday. I will miss y’all as well. Please call if I can ever be of any help. Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity. May God continue to bless all of you and give you peace.