TOBACCOVILLE - Mrs. Wilma Mae Speas Ijames of 7715 Alandale Lane, Tobaccoville, N.C., quietly slipped from Earth to eternity on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006. Wilma was born June 13, 1936, to the late Rev. L.B. and Lillian Speas in Forsyth County. She was a graduate of Carver High School. She attended Winston-Salem State University and was a retired employee of The Industries for the Blind. Mrs. Ijames was a member of Mainville AME Zion Church in Mocksville. Survivors include her husband, Alvis Thomas Ijames; a son, Alan K. Ijames of the home; a daughter, Vanessa Barker of Mocksville; her mother, Lillian P. Speas, and mother-in-law, Ira W. Ijames; a brother, Lester B. Speas Jr.; sisters, Delores (John) Harris, Ann E. Leak, and Belinda (Alfonza) Harris, all of Tobaccoville; a loving sister-in-law, Betty Naylor; brothers-in-law, William, Frank, Donald and John Arthur Ijames, all of Mocksville, an aunt, Margaret (Marthaniel) Linton, and an uncle, Charlie Payne of Winston-Salem. Fondly, her grandchildren, Justin and Jonathan Barker, Christina Salley-Ijames, Kendra and Kisha Ijames, and their mother Carolyn Ijames will share her memory. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on today Nov. 4, at Center Grove AME Zion Church. The family will visit with friends for an hour before the service at the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. (Clark S. Brown & Sons).
Published in Winston-Salem Journal on November 4, 2006