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Willie Clarence Pankey

Born: Wed., Apr. 28, 1943
Died: Fri., Jan. 8, 2016


1:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 16, 2016
Location: Saints Delight Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 16, 2016
Location: Saints Delight Church

Interment following funeral service

4:00 PM Sat., Jan. 16, 2016
Location: Thomasville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

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MR. WILLIE CLARENCE PANKEY, 72 of ALBEMARLE, NC, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016, at CMC-Northeast Medical Center, Concord, NC.  Funeral Services will be held 2pm Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Saints Delight Church, 510 Wall St., Albemarle, NC, Bishop James Richardson, Pastor, Officiating and Elder Evelyn Scott, Eulogist.  Visitation will be held 1:30pm to 2:00pm prior to the service at the chruch.  Interment will follow in the Thomasville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Mount Gilead, NC.  Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Mount Gilead, NC is in charge.

Willie was born in Montgomery County, NC, Wednesday, April 28, 1943 a son of the late Beatrice French, Buddy Jake and Lemon Legrand Pankey.  He recieved his education in the Public Schools of Montgomery County graduating from Peabody High School in Troy, NC. He later relocated to Dayton, OH, where he worked as a diesel mechanic and eventually retiring from Rumpke Recycling Center.  Upon retirement, he returned to North Carolina and settled in Albemarle.

Wille enjoyed cooking, studying the history of various subjects and participating in community events, including the Annual Amhurst Resident Appreciation and the Best of Badin Festival.  But his favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grands.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Ronnie Williams and twins Marcus and Christopher Pankey and one daughter Lemon B.L. Pankey.

Left to cherish his legacey and memories are his best friend, Helen Marguerite of Badin, NC and Alice Lee of Troy, NC; Seven daughters; Vertina Meshell Pankey of Mount Gilead, NC, Lemon Pankey of Albemarle, NC, Brenda McLeod and Beulah Williams of Brooklyn, NY, Elder Evelyn Scott of Badin, NC, Margie Dancy (Joe) of Dayton, OH and Helen Nelson of Atlanta, GA, one son; Pastor Roger Williams (Deitra) of Albemarle, NC, two daughters-in-law; Karen Williams of El Paso, TX and Demetria Pankey of Albemarle, NC, five sisters; Lizzie Lee Smith, Nellie Steele, Mary French, Judy Hood and Georgia Burns, three brothers; James Lindsey, Bobby Lindsey and Larry Burns,  grandchildren, great-grandchildren; special friends; Robert Cochran, Sundance Lackey, William Priebe and Shumate, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and dear friends.

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   Posted Sun January 10, 2016
My deepest condolences to the family. We can always look to the Bible for comfort during these difficult times. God promises us at Revelation 21:3-4 that he, “ will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God comfort your family in your time of sorrow, as we await God’s promise that soon we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected according to John 5:28-29. With deepest sympathy.

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