Thelma Lee Nordan Isom, 94, of Wilkesboro passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Wilkesboro Church of Christ, with Pastor Lowell White officiating. Private family entombment will be held in Scenic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, prior to the service.

Thelma was born Oct. 5, 1925, in Harnett County to Deb Nordan and Cora Wilson Nordan. She was a loving wife, mother, “Grams” and friend. Thelma was a wonderful housekeeper and cook, and was a devoted member of Wilkesboro Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Lewis Gardner; a daughter-in-law, Edna Gardner; and two sisters, Eloise Guy and Melba Langdon.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Billy Isom of the home; a daughter, Dani Gail Isom of Winston-Salem; three sons, Thomas Lee Gardner of Raleigh, Dale Lloyd Isom and wife, Michelle, of Wilkesboro and David L. Isom and wife, Katrina, of Colorado; 12 grandchildren, Missy Gardner Holland, Tony Gardner, Gina Gardner Allen, Kevin Isom, Daniel Isom, Caitlen Isom Wurderman, Brittney Isom, Morgan Isom Bass, Kellen Isom, Connor Isom, William Isom and Elizabeth Isom, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter in law, Carolyn Gardner of Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilkesboro Church of Christ, P.O. Box 81, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697. Please designate memorials for the drilling of freshwater wells in villages of Africa. This enables children and adults in the villages to have access to clean water.

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