Mildred Cox Bledsoe
Mrs. Mildred Cox Bledsoe of West Jefferson died Friday morning, Aug. 3, 2012 at Watauga Medical Center. She was 96.
Mrs. Bledsoe was born in Ashe County on July 31, 1916 to the late Charles Cox and Bertie Harvey McGuire.
Mrs. Bledsoe, known to many as “Mid”, will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, neighbor and friend. Visitors never left her home empty handed if she had been cooking that day and she shared with everyone her “made from scratch” baking. She was a gifted lady who enjoyed many years after retirement gardening, cooking, and sewing. Most especially, her talents will be missed by her numerous “sewing customers” as she was seamstress to many in Ashe and surrounding counties. When she wasn’t busy doing alterations, she kept busy with her quilt-making, each stitch sewn by hand. She loved her church family and was loved by them, being a member for over 65 years.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilmer L. Bledsoe; a daughter, Pat Turpin; and a brother, Clyde Cox.
She is survived by one son, Doug Bledsoe and wife, Brenda, of West Jefferson; two daughters, Janet Watson and husband, Joe, and Dorothy Bledsoe of Lexington; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Beaver Creek Christian Church with Pastor Creighton Beatty officiating. Burial followed in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Boone Family Funeral Home.
Flowers were accepted or memorials may be made to: Beaver Creek Christian Church, 141 Ray Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.