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“Sorry for your loss prayers to you Jaclyn and your family ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Lucy Leto - Salisbury, NC

“Dear Van Dyke Family,My deepest sympathy to you all. Our families were neighbors when I was growing up. We also were members of Penelope. I...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Rita Shumate Miller - Neighbor

“Growing up Mildred's grandson Jake Taylor was a very good friend so we spent a lot of time at their house and Mildred was the sweetest lady I ever...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Kurt Parker - Hickory, NC

“Sandy, Prayers for you and all of your family. Thinking of you in the days ahead.Our families shared some good times many years ago. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kim Huss McCarter - Charlotte, NC

“Love and prayers for your sweet family Mildred was a very special person to our family love you all. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Monica Parker - Connelly Springs, NC


"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:4‬

‭ "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭116:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Mildred Van Dyke of Hickory passed to glory on July 17th, 2020.
Mrs Van Dyke was born on October 30, 1926 in Antioch, NC. To parents Vernon and Ann Powell. The family had a small farm so mom worked hard to help out and help care for her younger siblings. Her grandparents also lived with them and she was affectionately called "Dink" by her grandfather who declared her his " favorite " Mildred was 93 years old.
Mildred was A devoted and loving wife to her husband Jack from the age of 15, then later on, a mother and grandmother.
She demonstrated God's Love by serving her family and others and by taking us to Penelope church every Sunday and Wednesday

Mildred was a wonderful home maker and superb cook.
Selfless and humble, she loved the Lord and we have full confidence that she is with her Savior.
She was a dedicated member of Warlicks Baptist Church where she was involved in the choir , Sunday school and the senior's fellowship.
She will be greatly missed but we will see her again.

She is survived by a son Sandy Van Dyke and wife Debbie of Conover; daughters Sheila Taylor and husband Mike of Hickory; Daphne Lomax and husband Lynn of High Point
8 grandchildren , 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
A sister Betty Berry of Drexel; a brother Bob Powell of Valdese; and sister in law Sylvia Powell of Newton.

Preceded in death by her husband Jack Van Dyke; a son Gary Van Dyke; a granddaughter Angela Brown; her father Vernon Powell; Her Mother Ann Watts; a stepfather Lewis Watts; a sister Vera Ayers; And a brother Marion Powell

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Warlicks Baptist Church at 2684 Warlicks Church Rd, Connelly Springs, NC 28612.

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1507 E. Main Street Valdese, NC 28690
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