Tannis Medfred Elks a resident of 10002 US Hwy 17 South, Vanceboro, NC passed away on Wednesday June 19, 2019 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Monday, June 24, 2019 at Vanceboro Free Will Holiness Church officiated by Pastor Billy Hacker. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3:00 PM until the service hour. A private interment will be held at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.
Medfred was born in Beaufort County on September 29, 1947 the son of the late Ervin Ricks Elks and Gladys Crisp Elks. He farmed and did carpenter work throughout his life. Medfred enjoyed hunting and always had a good hunting story to share. Most of all he loved Jesus, as many learned not only would he tell you about Jesus whether you had a minute or not. When you called him and he wasn’t in you would be greeted on his voicemail by these words “Tell me something good about Jesus”.
Medfred had a great love for his family and will be greatly missed by them and all that knew him.
He is survived by his wife: Jewel Taylor Elks of Vanceboro, NC; two sons: Ervin Medfred Elks and wife Virgie of Ponzer, NC; David Earl Elks and wife Donna of Vanceboro, NC; a sister: Ollie J. Allen and husband Wade of Belhaven, NC; a brother: Ricks Elks and wife Peggy of Chocowinity, NC; three grandchildren: Chris Elks, Jamie Elks, Robert Elks and six great-grandchildren: Gabriel Elks, Jayden Elks, Addilynn Elks, Elijah Elks, Jewel Elks and Jayce Elks. Medfred was preceded in death by a brother: Ashley Merriel Elks and sister: Nancy Dortres Smith.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wesleyan Pentecostal Church c/o P.O. Box 459 Chocowinity, NC 27817 or St. Judes Childrens Hospital, ALSAC/St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital 501 St, Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
You may share a memory with the family by visiting www.josephpaulfdl.com
Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Elks family.
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Vanceboro Free Will Holiness Church - Directions
423 Mill Road, Vanceboro, NC 27889 T:2529451958
- Monday, June 24, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM