Christine Davis Felts, the matriarch of the Felts family, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 19, 1936, to Luster and Beulah Davis in Lenoir.

She went to work at an early age to help her husband make a living. They soon bought a grocery store in Thomasville, and built that business from the ground up. Then, 52 years ago, they moved to Wilkes County with their two daughters and purchased a grocery store in McGrady. She then helped build that business into a thriving grocery, snack bar and gas business. While they were building this business, she managed to keep her family on the road spreading the gospel in song while faithfully serving the church and community. She always enjoyed visiting the sick. She never failed to make herself available to help with any needs, whether it was food, prayers, visiting or just going in and cleaning a house.

Mrs. Felts was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Felts is survived by her husband of 66 years, J.C. Felts; two daughters, Cathy Felts Bumgarner and spouse, Garey, and Vicki Felts Carty and spouse, Tim, all of North Wilkesboro; and six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Mountain Valley Baptist Church in McGrady, with the Rev. Ronnie McManus, the Rev. Curtis Herring and the Rev. Jason Bumgarner officiating. Burial will follow in Cane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Mountain Valley Baptist Church from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Tim Carty, Junior Greene, Anthony Minton, Tim Benson, Sterlin Church and Bobby Lovette. Honorary pallbearers will be Garey Bumgarner and Seth Lovette.

Flowers will be accepted. Memorials may be made to Cane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Cane Creek Church Road, McGrady, N.C. 28649 or to Mountain Valley Baptist Church, Cane Creek Church Road, McGrady, N.C. 28649.

The family would like to express gratitude to all the family and friends who have visited our wife and mother in the last four and a half years at the Westwood Hills nursing facility. We would also like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff of Westwood Hills for their kind, gentle, loving care of our wife and mother during this difficult time. A special thank you goes out to Sandra Monney for making it possible for us to leave Mrs. Felts in her loving hands.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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