Mildred “Pedie” Hampton DeJarnette, 98, of Andrews, passed away Friday, June 8, 2018, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was a native of Bramwell, W.Va., but had been living in Andrews the past 20 years to be near her daughter, Elizabeth DeJarnette Hay, and husband Thomas Robert Hay of Andrews.
She was the daughter of the late Leslie Hampton and Cornelia Belle Keller Burke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elliotte Hampton DeJarnette. She also was preceded in death by her brother, John Thomas Burke, and her sisters, Margaret Stannard, Janet Jurasic, Dorothy Wilson, Nancy Lucas and Eleanor Litton.
She is survived by her son, Hampton Magruder DeJarnette and his wife, Leslie, of Silver Spring, Md., and her daughter, Elizabeth Hay and husband Robert of Andrews. She also is survived by three grandchildren, Heather Hay Eaton of Charlotte, Holly DeJarnette Hay of Atlanta, Ga., and Thomas Robert Hay III of Wilmington. She is survived by four great-grandchildren, Morgan Victoria Young, Neil Alexander Young, Charles Frederick Eaton III and Daniel DeJarnette Eaton.
The late Mrs. DeJarnette attended Queens University in Charlotte. She later earned certification as a laboratory technician and licensure as a practical nurse. She lived with her husband and two young children first in Pearisburg, Va., and then in Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico, where her husband was an engineer for Celanese, now Hoechst. After three years in Mexico, Mrs. DeJarnette’s family lived in Princeton, W.Va.
After she returned to West Virginia, she worked as a practical nurse and laboratory technician for private physicians in Princeton. She later earned a real estate license.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century. Also the Delphinian Club in Princeton. She was a Master Gardener with the Murphy chapter. She was an active member in the Methodist church in both West Virginia and North Carolina.
A memorial service will be held in August with the Rev. Mary Brown of Andrews United Methodist Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in memory of “Pedie” DeJarnette to Andrews United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1310, Andrews, NC, 28901.
Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, is in charge of arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.