Miriam Larson Amerson

March 22, 1930 - June 13, 2011
Miriam Larson Amerson


Miriam Rose Larson Amerson went home to be with her heavenly father on Monday June 13, 2011 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

She was born to James Lawrence Larson Sr and Ethel Louise Allen Larson on March 22, 1930.

She was dedicated to her personal Lord and savior Jesus Christ. By example you saw Christ living in her daily. With a kind word and smile for everyone. Her home was always open to family and friends, as well as anyone who needed a place to stay. Having raised her children, numerous nieces, nephews and foster children; having taught the three year old Sunday school class at Winter Park Baptist Church for over 40 years.She was truly a gift from God as a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother (nannie) and friend.

She is survived by and was married to Clyde Amerson Jr. of Lamar, South Carolina on May 7, 1948, having celebrated 63 years together.

They have five children, daughter, Kathy Carter (Bud) of Wallace, NC, son, Clyde Alan Amerson, Sr, (Barbara) of Wilmington, NC , daughter, Brenda White Johnston, (deceased) , daughter, Jackie Bowden (Jim) of Currie, NC and daughter, Sharon Amerson of Carolina Beach, NC

Ten grandchildren, Eddie Higgins, Jimmy Higgins (deceased) , Jonathan White, Becky Amerson, Alan Amerson, Allison Wescott, Angie Lee, Leigh-Ann Hodges, Ashley Wescott, and Elizabeth Hewitt

Fifteen great grandchildren: Beth Higgins Jones, Ethane Sullivan, Brooke Wescott, Gabriel White, Shawn Lee, Andrew Lee, Jacob Hodges, Joshua Higgins, Calab Hodges, Jayden White, Brooklynn Amerson, Grace Lynn Amerson , Gavin Kerr, Faith Lynn Amerson, and Mya Annalee Wescott,

She is also survived by sisters, Mary Gifford and Julie Mishack and several nieces, nephews, cousins and Aunt Lola Larson of Wallace, N.C.

Pallbearers: Grandson’s , Eddie Higgins, Jonathan White, Alan Amerson, Ashley Wescott, in-laws Bubba Lee and Randall Hewitt. Nephews, Larry Larson , Pat Larson and George Gifford will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at Wilmington Funeral Chapel Wednesday, June 15 from 6 PM until 8 pm, and where a Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 16, 2011 in the Chapel. Interment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Services will be conducted by the Reverend Randall Smith, nephew, and pastor of Castle Hayne Advent Christian Church.

Flowers are welcome; or in honor of Miriam please make a donation to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center. The family would like to thank the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the love shown Miriam
and the family.

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  • June 14, 2011
    Sheila O'Shea Schwartz says:
    I was so sad to hear about your mom. I have such wonderful memories of her.She was always so good to me and my children and always treated me like family, she was like a second mom to me. She was truly a blessing to all the lives that she touched. I will always treasure the time I knew her My love and prayers are with all of you through this time and always.

  • June 14, 2011
    Patricia Ray says:
    Becky, so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother...You and your family are in our prayers..

  • June 17, 2011
    Brenda Henson Locklear says:
    Kathy, I am thinking of you and your family at this time. You all were blessed to have your Mother for a good, long time and the adjustment will come in time. Please know I will continue to remember you. Brenda Henson Locklear

  • June 13, 2011
    herbert ward "Bo" says:
    I got to know Mrs Amerson through the years. She was a very nice person and a fine lady. She will be in my memories. To the family I send my condolences and best wishes.

  • November 15, 2014
    Sharon Amerson says:
    When I saw my Mom take her last breathe, I wasn't sure how to feel. But one thing was for sure, I survived emotionally for some time feeling Happy and at peace for my Mom knowing she was finally with the Lord, because that is how she Lived her Life , For the Lord, she Loved him so, she was and always will be this wonderful Mother and Person that never gave up on me no-matter where I was or what I did. I sure do miss her now. But I know I will see her again one day....for the Lord lives in my heart..... thanks to her....