Amy left us on Friday. She was a beautiful woman and I was so grateful for the joy that she gave my Dad during their decade together. Here are some excerpts from her obituary:
Amy was an inspiration to those who knew her. With an ailing husband who required care and while raising four children, she attended Lenoir-Rhyne College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in education and in speech and hearing impaired. She taught exceptional children at N.C. School for the Deaf in Morganton for 23 years. During her teaching career, Amy continued her education and earned a masters degree in human development and learning from UNC-Charlotte.
Amy laughed often and loved much. She had many friends of all ages whom she loved dearly. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Hildebran for 74 years, participating in many activities including singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School classes, working in Vacation Bible School and training union for youth mission groups. She loved her church, her choir and all activities of the church. Amy also loved the students she taught at N.C. School for the Deaf. She had a love for teaching whether in school, church, or life.
Amy lived life to the fullest and was never daunted by a challenge. She participated in the Unifour Senior Games and won medals in sporting, performing arts and literary events. Over the years, she participated on the local as well as state level. She was a member of the East Burke Kiwanis Club. Most of all, Amy loved her family and created many great memorable times with them. She was a strong independent role model who wasn't afraid to live and love.
Fly High Amy!