Gladys McEwen Liles

August 23, 1916 - December 6, 2010
Gladys McEwen Liles


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.


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  • December 16, 2010
    Lola S.Rivenbark says:
    There are special people that come into our lives and make such a lasting impression that they are never truly forgotten. Mrs. Liles was one of those people for me. I was Director of Volunteer Services for years at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Gladys was such a great addition to that group. The first thing that comes to my mind was her sense of humor and a person who truly brightened up the Reception Desk on her shifts. I have stayed in touch with Johnnye Seaton and knew that Gladys was not well. She was an amazing lady and I was priviledged to know her. Lola S. Rivenbark Retired, Director, Volunteer Services, NHRMC

  • December 20, 2010
    The Seaton Family says:
    We will all miss the wonderful laughter and great sense of humor that Gladys had. She lived and loved her life to the fullest! We will miss her presence in our lives and look forward to seeing her in Heaven. Thank you being such a wonderful friend.We love you Gladys!