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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Monday February 22nd, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Monday February 22nd, 2021
2:00pm

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Eleanor "Alice" Farmer

Eleanor “Alice” Farmer, 71, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Annie Penn Memorial Hospital.

Services will be held at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Junior Kennon officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior the service and other times at her home in Reidsville. Burial will follow the service at Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery.

Alice was born on December 10, 1949 to the late Jake and Eleanor Lortz on an US Army base in Frankfurt, Germany. She was always an inspiration to the youth in her community and was known as an additional mother and “Granny” to many. She kept many children over the years and later became a substitute teacher in the Rockingham County School System. Alice was a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and served as a Sunday School Teacher, Children’s Church Teacher and Treasurer. Everyone who knew her will remember her love of cooking and crocheting “Alice’s Works of Heart”. She loved her family and many special friends, but more than anything she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Alice will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dennis Farmer; sister, Helen Lortz Doss, as well as her great granddaughter, Araya Cline.

Alice is survived by her children, Jay Farmer and wife, Tammy, Beth Farmer Jerrell and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Michael Jerrell, Crystal Jerrell, Ashley Cline and husband, Tevin, Adam Farmer and husband Seth, Taryn Rigney and husband Wayne, Hannah Hunter and husband Brett, Jayce Farmer and Emily Jerrell and boyfriend, Hunter O’Donnell; great grandchildren, Tevin Cline Jr. “Little T”, Jonah Rigney, Hadley Jerrell, and Cheyenne Rigney; brothers, Ernest Lortz and wife, Thelma of Edgar Springs, MO, Thomas Lortz and wife, Geraldine of Cuba, MO, David Lortz and wife, Lynn of Roland, OK; as well as a large and loving extended family.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Tabernacle Baptist Church at 1216 Grooms Rd. Reidsville, NC 27320.


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Beth and Jay. I'm so sorry about Alice. She was the sweetest lady I ever met. My thoughts and Prayers are with you both and the family.:pray::pray:

Treva Carter Feb 24 2021 1:40 PM

Beth and Jay and family We will always have a place in our hearts for Alice and Dennis. Family you all will always be. My love forever ...Sheryl Ferguson :broken_heart:

Sheryl Ferguson Feb 23 2021 2:16 PM

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Jaime Somers Williams Feb 22 2021 8:06 AM

Beth I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Joyce Stanley Feb 21 2021 8:32 PM

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