Nov. 25, 2023
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Nov. 25, 2023
2:30 p.m.


Nov. 25, 2023

Mildred Pollard Earwood, 88, of Davidson, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 20, 2023.

Born in Burke County, NC on October 2, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Everette Pollard and Geneva Stillwell Pollard.

Mildred was a long-time member of Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church and was involved in various children’s ministries. She was a loving, providing wife, mother, and grandmother. One of her loves was sewing, and she provided many clothes for her children. She spent many years as a seamstress at Shadowline and other area clothing companies. Mildred devoted her time to caring and providing for her children. In her later life she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her best friend, Blanche Berry.

Mildred is survived by her sons, Mike Earwood (Lois) and James Earwood (Sherrie); daughter, Donna Jasmin (John); grandchildren, John Michael Earwood (Erica), Jake Earwood (Jessica), Jennifer Davidson (Conner), John Ross Jasmin, Andrew Earwood (Skyler), Kristen Gruss (Zach) and Jay Jasmin (April); great-grandchildren, McKinnley Earwood, Lila Earwood, Evy Earwood, Ruby Earwood, Julian Earwood, and Jett Jasmin; siblings, Everette Pollard, Jr. (Edith), Maxine Patton (David) and Bruce Pollard (Kay); and six nieces, two nephews, friends, and extended family members.

In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, McKinley Edward Earwood; and brother, Bill Pollard.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the church with Rev. Cris Uren officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church, 1741 Jamestown Road, Morganton, NC 28655.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Mom would like for James and the whole family to know how much she will miss her very dear friend, Mildred. They stayed in touch even though separated by miles in the last years. Mom would like for James to send his phone number by calling her again or by sending me an email. I accidentally erased it and she would like to call James. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Blanche Berry family.

—Blanche Berry

We loved Mildred so very much, she was so witty and funny, she loved you all and was soo very proud of each of you. I know there was a huge Thanksgiving in Heaven!! I we are very sorry we did not get to make the service, but know we are always here and we are always praying for your entire family…. Love , Clinton Penland and Family(Angie, Kim, Brian, Denise)

—Angela Penland Clay
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We had a wonderful time together these last 5 years. You are a special lady that loved God and your family. James and I will miss you dearly but know that we will be together someday. We love you!

—Sherrie Earwood