Meridian Ila Mae Elderdice, age 85 of Tabor City went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 12, 2018 at her residence.
Final rites will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018 at Olyphic Baptist Church with Reverend David Williams officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
She was the daughter of the late Ella Lee Long Elderdice and Herman Rudolph Elderdice. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Trenton Elderdice.
She was a veteran of the Korean War and served faithfully and honorably her country in the United States Army for 40 years.
She leaves to cherish her memory, three sisters, Leatus E. Indrihovic of Longs, SC, Mazie E. Wheeler and Lynne Thompson both of Tabor City; and several nieces and nephews.
Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn is serving the family.