Lillie Mae Daves Roddy
December 2, 1931 ~ February 20, 2016
Resided in: Candler, NC
Lillie Mae Daves Roddy, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 20, 2016. She was a devoted wife, dedicated mother and a loving and caring servant of God. Lillie Mae was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, James R. Roddy; by her parents, Zebulon Vance and Lillie Belle Daves of Pleasant Gardens, NC, and by siblings, Ray Daves, Virginia Padgett and Ruth Wells. She graduated from Pleasant Gardens High School and Carson-Newman College. Lillie Mae was a career schoolteacher. She taught at North Cove High School in Marion, Spring City High School in Spring City, TN, T.C. Roberson High School and Sand Hill Middle School in Buncombe County, and Merrimon Avenue Christian School, in Asheville. She was a member of Hominy Baptist Church in Candler where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She was also an active member of the Lillian Crawford Women's Circle and volunteered to assist with many church projects. Outside of the church, Mrs. Roddy was an active volunteer for many years with ABCCM in Asheville. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Waters and son-in-law, L. Keith Waters, of Strasburg, VA; son, Wayne Roddy and daughter-in-law, Melanie Camby Roddy of Asheville; grandchildren, Zachary and Emily Roddy; sisters-in-law, Mary Kate Hamman and Joyce Andrews, and brother-in-law, Charles Roddy, all of TN, and a number of loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at Hominy Baptist Church, with the funeral immediately following at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Drs. Joe Yelton and Paul Raybon and the Rev. Melissa Hughes will officiate. A private burial will be on Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Rd., Candler, NC 28715, or to ABCCM, 30 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.