Velma Parker Askew Dilday

Published 9:57 pm Monday, April 15, 2019

Velma Parker Askew Dilday departed this life from her home on April 14, 2019.

Velma, the daughter of the late Henry F. and Lula U. Parker, was a native of Gates County, N.C. She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.

Velma survived her husband, R. Wilson Askew, to whom she was married for 55 years.

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She loved her family, flowers and the many friends that she graciously welcomed in her home.

She was a lifelong Southern Baptist and a charter member of Wilroy Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Brenda Byrd and her husband, Jerry, and Sarah Askew Massey and her son, Robert W. Askew, and his wife, Pam, and her faithful friend, Peggy Bradshaw.

Her beloved grandchildren will always love their Nangy: Mark Byrd, Matthew Byrd and Julie Byrd; Elizabeth Massey Adams and Leslie Massey Fenton, Jedd Askew, Kelly Askew Boyd and Katie Askew. Velma was blessed with eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 17, 2019, at Wilroy Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Rawls and the Rev. Wayne Gardner officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday April 16, 2019, at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home.

The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home. Condolences may be registered at