On Monday, September 27, 2010, Mrs. Edythe Crooks Bambalis passed away at Baptist Hospital in Winston- Salem.
She was born on November 24, 1917 in Concord, NC to the late Mearl and Bessie Crooks. A life long member of First Reformed United Church of Christ, Edythe was also a choir member for 65 years and church secretary for over 20 years. She was the oldest living member of the church. She had a love for flowers and birds, was an avid bridge player and loved to dance.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bambalis was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Nick Bambalis who passed away in June of 2005. They married in 1941 and were world travelers after their retirement. A sister Mary Agnes also predeceased her.
Surviving are her sons, P. Keith Bambalis and wife Greta and Craig Bambalis and wife Rosemary, all of High Point; a daughter, Betty Bambalis Ikerd and husband Steve of Hickory; six grandchildren, Megan Wilson, Brett, Nicholas and Michael Bambalis and Mark and Beth Ikerd; six great-grandchildren, Whitney and Bree Keller and Hayden, Jeslea, Luke and Ella Ikerd.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 1st at Christ's Community Church, formerly First Reformed United Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 6:30- 8 p.m. on Thursday at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 E. Lexington Ave. in High Point.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ's Community Church, 901 W. English Rd., High Point, NC 27262
Online condolences can be offered at www.sechrestfunerals.com.