Carolyn Juanita Foster Pardue

Carolyn Juanita Foster Pardue, 92, of Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at her home.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Brown, Dr. Rick Speas and Rev. Dale Jennings officiating. Ms. Pardue will lie in state in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Prayer Chapel from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Ms. Pardue was born Sept. 11, 1928, in Caldwell County to Arvil Taft and Esther Gertrude Vickers Foster. She was a retired bookkeeper at Mt. Pleasant/Foster Richardson Rest Homes and Foster Poultry Farm. She enjoyed traveling, her time spent outside working and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one son, James Clayton Pardue Jr.; one sister, Mary Frances Richardson; and two brothers, Ivan Grant Foster and William “Mack” McElwee Foster and wife, Dare.

Ms. Pardue is survived by two daughters, Susan Fuller and husband, Eugene, of Wilkesboro, and Sharon Phillips and husband, Terry, of North Wilkesboro; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Church and husband, Kenny, Tiffany Reece, Emily Mabrito and husband, Jeff, Heather Ward and husband, Jamie, Katy Hinson, and husband, Michael, Tanner Phillips, and wife Amber, and Bennett Phillips; 16 great-grandchildren, Kendall Reece, Grant Reece, Charlie Ward, Brady Ward, Connor Church, Savannah Mabrito, Mckena Church, Harrison Mabrito, Brenna Church, Emilia Mabrito, Tucker Phillips, Wyatt Hinson, Alivia Mabrito, Tate Phillips, Katherine Mabrito, and Karsyn Hinson; daughter in-law, JoAnn Pardue; and brother in-law, James Richardson; and sister-in-law, Lavaughn Foster.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 239 Chamption-Mt. Pleasant Rd. Wilkesboro, N.C., 28697, or Samaritan’s Purse P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C., 28607.

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