FRISCO — On Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, our beloved Mother peacefullycompleted her life’s journey. We were by her side as shetransitioned from this world to the next.
The end of her journey began right before Christmas as she began torefuse to eat. She was placed under hospice care in January,andthe plan was to keep her safe and comfortable. As was typicalClyde, she fought to do it “her way” right up to the end. Shehada long and productive life, working at several different jobs, the lastone being a sales clerk at the Williamston Sears catalogstore. Her retirement years were spent traveling the world and working in heryard. She called herself a “professional rider” and a “yardperson.” Up into her mid-90,s you could find her out rakingheryard, as this was her “exercise.” It must have worked as shelived 98 years.
Leaving to cherish her memory are two children, Eugene Wood and IrisWood Long; six grandchildren, George Roberson, Jr., Jacquelyn Anderson,Donna Modellas, Eric Mintz, Daphne Mintz, and Claire Culberson; ninegreat-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Sheisalso survived by special friend and care-giver, Judy Parker, and threeloving nieces, Suzanne Cox, Carolyn Keeney and Maggie Poling. Shewas predeceased by a daughter, Norma Rae Wood Jones and husband, T.P.Wood.
She loved going to the mountains, especially Mt. Mitchell, to see thechanging colors of the leaves. As per her wishes, there willbeno funeral. Her body will be cremated and her ashes scatteredonMt. Mitchell in the fall. We are at peace knowing she isfinallyhappy and in a better place. As she would say, “Aaanny Way….”Welove you. Rest in peace, dear mother. Memorials may be madetoDare Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954.
Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the familywith arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the familyat www.twifordfh.com.