Thelma Mary Skidmore Farris, 100, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at her home. She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Floyd Henry Skidmore and Carrie Moser Skidmore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Reid Farris; her daughter, Jackie Norwood; her grandson, Michael Shane Farris; and 9 siblings. Mrs. Farris was a long-time member of Goshen Free Will Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and was a recipient of an award for serving over 30 years in the church's nursery. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great great-grandmother, she dearly loved her family and her greatest joy in life came from caring for them.
Mrs. Farris is survived by her children, Wanda Dalrymple and her husband, James, Sherry Smith and her husband, Barry, Terry Farris and his wife, Carol, and Lori Gibson and her husband, Kevin; her sister, Louise Hollis and her husband, Neb; her brother, Jack Skidmore and his wife, Susan; 12 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 28 great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Farris will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Goshen Cemetery in North Belmont.
Memorials may be made to Goshen Free Will Baptist Church, 1300 W Catawba Ave., Mount Holly, NC 28120 or to Gaston Hospice by visiting www.gastonhospice.org.
Condolence messages may be left for the family by visiting www.woodlawnfuneral.org. Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is serving Mrs. Farris' family.
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