Mrs. Leona Irene Ellis Sechrist, 98, of Pilot Mountain passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Surry Community Health and Rehab in Mt. Airy. She was born in Surry County on November 2, 1921 to the late Grover C. and Sarah A. Hayes Ellis. Mrs. Sechrist retired from Armtex, and was a loving, wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Hilda and Ray Spainhour; a granddaughter, Renee Spainhour-Wilkinson and wife Laura. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sechrist was preceded in death by her husband, Bobbie Lee Sechrist; a sister, Dorothy Jarrett. A graveside service will be held Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Brims Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Dean Barley officiating. There will not be a formal visitation at the funeral home. Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy is serving the Sechrist family. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
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