Elda Irene (Goudy) Canup

December 9, 1936 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 83)


Elda Irene Goudy Canup, 83, of Kannapolis, went into eternal rest on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

She was born on December 9, 1936 in Camden, NJ to the late Maxon Goudy and Elda Irene Marshall Goudy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald Goudy, William Goudy, and Wade Goudy, and sisters, Maxine Thomas and Mildred Hall.

Elda spent her career as an accountant for various types of businesses. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing and reading. Most of all, she was completely devoted to her husband and family.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband of 62 years, Kenneth Avery Canup; sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Canup of York, PA; Bryan Canup of Bossick City, LA; daughters, Vicky (Ronald) Stec  of Orlando, FL; Dana (Wayne) Shrader of Westminster, MD, Karla (Steven) Baldwin of Baltimore, MD, and Kendra (John) Nance of Griffin, GA; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Maxon Goudy Jr. and James (Karen) Goudy, sisters, Florence Barnes and Jessie Borges; and sister-in-laws, Yolanda Goudy and Mary Goudy.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Brumfield officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will immediately follow the service at the Plaza Mausoleum of Carolina Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kerr Memorial Baptist Church, 25 NC Hwy 49 S Concord, NC 28025.

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January 15, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Whitley's Funeral Home

Funeral Service
January 15, 2020

2:00 PM
Whitleys Funeral Home Chapel

January 15, 2020

Carolina Memorial Park
601 Mt. Olivet Road
Kannapolis, NC 28083

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