Elizabeth Mullinax Liles

November 16, 1916 - October 27, 2012
Elizabeth Mullinax Liles


Elizabeth Ruth Mullinax Liles, 95 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012.

She was born in Gaston County, NC on November 10, 1916 to the late Christy and Lillie Mullinax. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Allen Liles, daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Jim Poole, and grandson, William Abernethy.

Elizabeth was a charter member of Long Leaf Baptist Church, where she was a church training leader, and taught Sunday School for many years. She was retired from Century Mills and was a longtime resident of Sunset Park.

She was a true servant of her Lord and Savior and will be dearly missed by her family, her many friends at her church and her neighbors.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Norton and son-in-law Ben Norton of Wilmington.

The family will see friends from 10 to 11 am Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Long Leaf Baptist Church with the funeral service to begin at 11 am officiated by Rev. Eugene Ridley. Burial will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

A special thank you to her many care givers at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Hospice.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Long Leaf Baptist Church or Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • October 31, 2012
    kristi grier says:
    mrs liles was a very caring and sweet lady she will be missed.my thoughts and prayers are with all

  • October 30, 2012
    Sylvia Wilson Seabaugh says:
    Nancy, I am so sorry to read of your Mother's death. She was the one who helped me when we lost Daddy. I will always be greatful for her visits with Mother before she passed. Also, so happy you agreed to play the organ for Daddy's service. Our thoughts are with you. Mil,Sylvia, Bobby, & Taren.

  • October 30, 2012
    Sherry Seaton Chafin says:
    Dear Family, We were deeply saddened by the losss of your mom. We have many happy memories of her.You are in our prayers and thoughts. love, The Seaton Family

  • October 30, 2012
    sabra duncan says:
    Nancy, I so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady and my mom loved her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sabra