Willie Marie Pope King, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, unexpectedly at her residence. She was born May 7, 1939, in Gaston County to the late Lonnie and Marie Sherrill Pope.
She was a member of Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, and retired from Catawba Mailing Company. She was preceded in death by two brothers James Jim Pope and Robert Lee Pope.
She leaves to cherish loving memories one son, Daryl Pope Sr. of Providence, Rhode Island, one grandson Daryl Pope Jr. of Providence Rhode, Island, one sister Rebecca Murrill of Hickory, one aunt Jimmie Lee Pope of Hickory, and one sister-in-law Emma Pope of Springfield, Massachusetts, six great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held Sunday June 30, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Sneed officiating. Burial will follow at Southside Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church.
The family will be at the home of Rebecca Murrill, 1159 Village Circle, Suburban Meadows, Hickory, N.C. 28602