Anita York

Anita Joan York, 49, of Statesville, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Iredell County on August 17, 1964 to Duke Lincoln York and Martha Ann Gaither York, both of Statesville.

Anita was a graduate of Starmount High School and was a member of Horizon Church.  She was loved and cared for by her parents and sisters.  Her life was difficult at times but she was always surrounded by love.  Her smile will be missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Mable Gaither, Ella Mae and  Noble York; uncles, Preacher Gaither and Kenneth York and wife Jan; and brother-in-law, Davie Moose.

Anita is survived by her parents; two sisters, Pam Burr and Teresa Moose; brother-in-law, Kenny Burr; four nephews, Kendall Burr, Chris and Andrew Moose, and Mathew Walker; great nieces, Krista and Lila; her best friend, Connie Milam; many loving family members and friends; and her canine friend, Penny.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Horizon Church with Pastor Charles Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in the Clarksbury Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will visit with friends at the church from 1:30 to 3:00 PM prior to the service.

The family would like to thank her doctors and staff as well as Iredell Memorial Hospital for the love and care they provided Anita.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Horizon Church Stage Fund, P.O. Box 5965, Statesville, NC 28687.  Online condolences may be made to the family at and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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11 Responses to Anita York

  1. Edward & Nell Mitchum says:

    Dear Martha & Duke,
    Please know we are praying for God to ease your hurting hearts, but also know that ‘one day’ we can see her again in Heaven where she will be so happy to invite us in to stay & never be apart again! Together forever!
    Much Love,
    Nell Michum & Family

  2. Nancy Earp says:

    Anita was a loving and strong young lady. I am sure she is planning a big 50th birthday party in Heaven with JESUS. We will meet her there by and by.
    Much love and many blessings, Nancy

  3. jean j price says:

    martha, am so sorry for your loss.may god give you rest in his care.jean price

  4. evelene welborn says:

    martha i as sorry for your loss.may god bless the family.evelene welborn

  5. Cheri says:

    So sorry to hear about Anita. We went to school together at Harmony. She was a very sweet and kind person. I have fond memories of our school days together. Can’t wait to see her in heaven one day. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
    Cheri Tomlin Ellis

  6. bobby j harris jr says:

    i knew anita since we were kids I remembered her used to pick on me and me on her we had fun in our kid days. I had not known she had passed away until recently and I will always remember her no matter where I go and where I am. she will be greatly missed in every way in the heart but soon the lord is coming and we will all be together I believe it and she is where my daddy is now. all happy and shinning smiles until we all meet again my condolences to Martha ann and the rest of the family with love always

  7. Brenda Mayberry Wilkie says:

    Duke & Martha Ann,
    I was saddened to hear about Anita. She was a special lady to all that knew her. Please know that you & your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Teresa Barnette says:

    Pam we are so sorry to hear of Anitas death.But knowing what a caring , sweet young lady she was you know she would say to you ,”Don’t worry about me I’m well and will never have anymore sickness or pain,just take care of yourself and moma and the rest of the family, I want to see you all in Heaven one day “.That’s the way we will remember Anita also ! We are praying for you and your family.
    Mike and Teresa Barnette

  9. Patricia faw milholand says:

    My deepest sympathy for everyones loss. Anita was a very special person. Such a sweetheart. We went to school together. And she would sit with me on the bus ride to school. She will be deeply missed. Hevean has gained a very special angel.

  10. Jonell and James Lewis says:

    It is hard to find words to express our love for Anita and her family. I may have been her special aunt because she always made me feel like it. Such love she shared with her family all who knew her. Her legacy will live forever because of the life she lived giving to and caring for others. Our heart is sad but rejoicing for her to be free of a sick body and no more struggling to live. She never complained but we knew how hard life was for her. May our Lord bless all her family and give them comfort and peace in the days ahead. With our sincere love and prayers, Jonell and Jim

  11. Arleen 'Lewis' McGinn says:

    Anita was one of the most special people you will ever meet. She was always thinking of others and doing for others. She was wise beyond her years. We are first cousins and she will be missed more than you can imagine. I love you Anita and know that you are in Heaven rejoicing with Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Preacher and many, many other friends and family members. Give Randol a hug for me. Love, Arleen

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