Gladys McEwen Liles
Gladys McEwen Liles of Wilmington, died Monday, December 6, 2010, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, Wilmington, NC.
Gladys was born in Wilmington on August 23, 1916, the daughter of the late Dwight and Gladys Burnley McEwen.
In 1935, Gladys married Percy W. Liles, also of Wilmington. They spent the next 40 years living and working abroad with the U.S. State Department. Percy retired in 1973 and they returned to Wilmington.
Gladys was a volunteer at NHRMC for nearly 30 years and was active in the Womens Circle at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which she was a member.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Percy W. Liles, a son, Douglas B. Liles, a daughter, Frances L. Kendall, and her grandson, Bryce Craven.
She is survived by her daughter, Faye L. Sheraidah of Wilmington, NC, two sisters, Dorothy Hosack of Lake Wales, FL and Jane Schoenberg of Jacksonville, NC, eight grandchildren, Sarab Stanley, Belsam Henneke and Fareed Sheraidah all of Wilmington, NC, Mona Braddock of Tampa, FL, Amy Archuleta of Modesto, CA, Benjamin Nicely of Orlando, FL, Deidre (Deedee) Liles and Heidi Price, both of Waco, TX, a daugher-in-law, Peggy Liles of Waco, TX, two son-in-laws, Majeed Sheraidah of Wilmington, NC and James Kendall of Vero Beach, FL, seven great grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Mary McKoy, Edith Brown, Sandra Devine, and the wonderful people at Hospice for the loving care they provided for Gladys.
Services will be held in early spring when friends and family will be asked to join in a celebration of her life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401
A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland, NC.