NASHVILLE, TN (AUGUST 7, 2011) - Mary Louise Sechrist, age 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, August 7, 2011 at the Joan and Howard Wolz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC in the presence of family and friends.

Jeff Easter said: “The day that she lived for is finally here! My mama, Louise Easter, went home  to be with Jesus tonight. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and concern.”

Louise was born in Surry County, North Carolina to the late Luther Amos and Mary Fulp Sechrist. Mrs. Easter was a member of Miracle Waters Worship Center, Mt. Airy, North Carolina.  She dedicated her life to loving her family and serving God.

Louise is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, James Madison Easter, of The Easter Brothers; her children, Steve and Sharon Easter, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Clark and Teresa Shockley. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren;  Jaime and Misty Jenkins, Josh and Monyca Easter, Madison and Shannon Easter, Molly Easter, Morgan and Maura Easter, Zane and Destiny Shockley; and her great grandchildren; Dakota Easter, Alexis and Riley Easter, Bryson and Zack Jenkins. Also, her brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Jessie Sechrist, Luther Ray Sechrist, Frank and Janie Sechrist, Dennis and Trina Sechrist, James and Kathleen McMillian, Mary Ruth Hiatt, Russell Easter, Edd and Ann Easter.

In addition to her parents, her firstborn son, James Wade Easter who died in infancy, preceded Mrs. Easter in death. Also preceding her in death was her sister-in-law, Myrtle Easter and brothers-in-law, Simon Easter and James Hiatt.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Moody Funeral Service, 206 West Pine Street, Mt. Airy, North Carolina. Burial will follow at Skyline Memory Gardens and Mausoleums, 432 Old Buck Shoals Road, Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, August 8, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm at Moody Funeral Service.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joan and Howard Wolz Hospice Home in Dobson, North Carolina.