Ms. Elsie Ruth Greene Wilcox, age 88, of Wirtz, VA, formerly of Monroe, NC, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 28, 2021, at her residence.
Visitation for Elsie will be held between 1:30 - 2:30 PM Friday, November 5, 2021, in the Azalea Room of Davis Funeral Service, 1003 East Franklin St., Monroe, NC, 28112.
Graveside services including Military Honors will be held 3:00 PM Friday, November 5, 2021, in the Prospect Church Cemetery, 6020 Prospect Rd., Monroe, NC, 28112.
Elsie was born August 20, 1933 in Union County, NC, a daughter of the late Pleasant Greene and Catherine Ruth Aycoth Greene. Born with a name meaning "noble and kind of spirit", Elsie lived up to this description throughout her life. Known as one that did not pass the buck, she was majestic. With a personality that was genuine, she was caring and considerate. Elsie was known to catch all that life had to offer. Full of life and vitality, she was a highly skilled individual who remained humble regardless of her many abilities. Elsie was in the clerical profession and was masterful at the art of keeping records. In later years, she was very active and knowledgeable in genealogy, helping others trace their family roots at various event, learning all she could and compiling extensive research records. She took pride in her work, and excelled in leaps and bounds at all she put her hands and mind to. In addition to being a devoted daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was a friend to all who needed one. Beyond being a woman who loved her family, Elsie loved her nation. Elsie served our country through her service to the United States Navy, stationed at the Great Lakes Training Facility in Illinois, during a time when very few women were accepted or enlisted in military service. While there, her company appeared in the film "Skirts Ahoy" in 1952 starring Ester Williams. An extraordinary woman who lived an exceptional life, Elsie will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.
Left to cherish her memory are her children; Catherine Wilcox, Dorothy Bradford, and David Wilcox, her sisters; Carolyn Helms, Doris Crooke, and Virginia Baucom. Survivors also include her 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Elsie was predeceased by her sister, Faye Graham.
Davis Funeral Service is honored to serve the family of Ms. Wilcox. Please leave your remembrances and words of comfort on the tribute wall found at www.davisfuneralservice.com/obituary/Elsie-Wilcox