OBITUARY

Tracie Colleen Moore Eldridge

May 21, 1964January 20, 2020
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Trinity- After a courageous battle with cancer, Tracie Moore Eldridge, 55, passed away on January 20, 2020, at Hospice Home at High Point.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Anne Glidewell; and sister, Marilyn Anne McLane-Herring.

Tracie is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Gary Eldridge; two sons, Wayne Eldridge (Sarah) of Thomasville, NC, Michael Eldridge (Ashley) of Philadelphia, PA; a niece and nephew (whom she raised following the death of their mother,) Brendon Herring and Caroline Barnes of Birmingham, AL, Rachel Rigter (Joseph) of Sanford, NC; other nieces and nephews, Eric McLane, Paige Huie (Joshua) of King, NC., Thomas Cross (Natalie), and Marissa Eldridge; grandchildren, Gia and Vincent Eldridge of Thomasville; brother-in-law, Kenneth Eldridge (Terry) of High Point, NC., sister-in-law Rose Cross (Greg Pearson) of Sophia, NC; and aunt, Joanne Sowell (Ernie).

Tracie was born May 21, 1964, in Port Hueneme, CA. As a child, she moved several times due to her father’s career in the Navy. She grew up in Mississippi and North Carolina, graduating from Southwest Guilford High School in 1982.

She was a driven professional with an unmatched work ethic. Her professional career began at Norton, she later worked at Carborundum, 3M Company, and most recently, Allied Foam. She remained dedicated to her job at Allied Foam and optimistic that she would beat her cancer. Tracie remained brave and fought until the very end.

Tracie never met a stranger and always treated everyone as though they were special and put everyone else before herself. While here, her radiant smile lighted the world, and now that smile will light the heavens. She refused to allow anyone to be sad. She found the positive in every negative. She was a Loyal Cowboys fan. Tracie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend.

She lived a good life and had no regrets. Her greatest achievements were her two sons, and she supported them in all they did. She was known as the crazy grandma to her grandchildren and cherished all her time with them. She was always there for all of her family.

A celebration of Tracie's life will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services in Archdale with Joshua Huie officiating. The family will greet friends at 2 pm until the celebration of life begins. The family will also receive friends following the service at their home.

The family would like to convey their immense gratitude to the physicians, nurses, and staff at the Hayworth Cancer Center, Kindred Hospital and Hospice Home at High Point. The unwavering kindness, diligence, and support that you provided for Tracie and the entire family will never be forgotten.

To the friends and extended family that were there for Tracie, we extend our heartfelt thanks.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262.

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services in Archdale is honored to serve the Eldridge family. Online condolences may be made at advantagearchdale.com

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Gildewell, Father (deceased)
  • Anne Glidewell, Mother (deceased)
  • Gary Eldridge, Husband
  • Wayne Eldridge (Sarah), Son
  • Michael Eldridge (Ashley), Son
  • Marilyn Anne McLane-Herring, Sister (deceased)
  • Brendon Herring, Nephew
  • Caroline Barnes, Niece
  • Rachel Rigter (Joseph), Niece
  • Eric McLane, Nephew
  • Paige Huie (Joshua), Niece
  • Thomas Cross (Natalie), Nephew
  • Marissa Eldridge, Niece
  • Gia Eldridge, Grandchild
  • Vincent Eldridge, Grandchild
  • Kenneth Eldridge (Terry), Brother-in-law
  • Rose Cross (Greg Pearson), Sister-in-law
  • Joanne Sowell (Ernie), Aunt
  • DONATIONS

  • Hospice House at High Point

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 22, 2020

Memories

Tracie Colleen Moore Eldridge

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Ricky Boyd

February 22, 2020

Gary and I have been friends since the early years and I recall when he met Tracie. I remember thinking how fantastic she was and Gary was lucky (coz he was a bit wild) to have come across such a beautiful, intelligent, and most of all fun to be around young lady.

Tracie was always with a smile, doing for others and put her family first always. She never changed and always made time for others. We would go years without seeing Gary and Tracie and when we did it would be like it was just yesterday we saw them. They were always welcoming and helpful.

This is a time to support the family while celebrating a beautiful soul!

Tracie will be missed, but she will live on through her children, grandchildren, extended family and Gary.

Love Ricky and Marcia Boyd

David MacKay

February 19, 2020

Although I never met Tracie, I do work closely with her son, Michael. He has very high character and is one to be counted on. No doubt Tracie would be proud of the individual he is. Thank you Tracie for raising, guiding Michael. My thoughts and condolences to the family.

Norma Bare

February 19, 2020

We have lost a great friend and neighbor .We have been neighbors for many years. She surely will be missed, Our thoughts and prayers are with you Gary,Wayne. Micheal and the rest of the family.Willie and Norma

Amy MacKeraghan

February 19, 2020

Gary, I am so sorry for your loss. Tracie was such a wonderful person and I am so blessed to have known her. You and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherri Smith

February 17, 2020

I lived beside Tracie and Gary in Trinity for several years. Our boys were the same age and grew up together. We spent a lot of time together during those years. Tracie was always a ray of sunshine and we had such good times together. On shared family vacations to the beach or mountains and just hanging out together by the pool on weekends. Those times I will always remember and cherish. We moved on and didn't get to see each other as much especially the last several years. I think of of those fun times and special moments we had together. You will always be a part of my heart Tracie. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Gary, Michael, Wayne and family. We are blessed in that we had someone so special to love. Rest in peace my friend.

Dianne Foust

January 28, 2020

I was blessed to have known Tracie as friend and coworker at Norton Company. Her bubbly personality and sense of humor was one I will always hold dear to my heart. She was a kind friend and loved her husband dearly. Her sons were number one. Although we lost touch over the years, I want her family to know how special she was to me. Wayne, sons and family members, please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

Cathy Rook

January 27, 2020

Traci was an amazing lady with a true Warrior spirit..she was such a blessing to care for and it was a true honor..I am so blessed that God allowed me the privilege to care for her and know her.

Many prayers and lots of love to Gary and all of her family and friends

Rojeana McDonald

January 24, 2020

The earth lost and angel! I meet Tracie in 1988 at Lori's and have kept in touch ever since. To Gary, Wayne, Michael, Sister's Children Grandchildren and family: My prayers, thoughts and love are with you at this time. Tracie was one of a kind and she always raved about her family and her personality always shined to the world. Tracie will always be remembered and loved by all she meet.

Marissa Eldridge

January 24, 2020

She was a loving mother and wife, very family oriented. Always lit up a room. Glad to have her as my aunt. Sending good vibes to the rest of the family right now.

Ken Frazier

January 23, 2020

So sorry to hear about Tracie. She was always "The Cruisers" biggest (and loudest) fan! Definitely knew when she was in the room. Made a pretty mean B-52 too! We will be thinking about Gary, and the rest of the family, during this time.
Ken, Laura and Blair.

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Biography

After a courageous battle with cancer, Tracie Moore Eldridge, 55, passed away on January 20, 2020, at Hospice Home at High Point.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Anne Glidewell; and sister, Marilyn Anne McLane-Herring.

Tracie is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Gary Eldridge; two sons, Wayne Eldridge (Sarah) of Thomasville, NC, Michael Eldridge (Ashley) of Philadelphia, PA; a niece and nephew (whom she raised following the death of their mother,) Brendon Herring and Caroline Barnes of Birmingham, AL, Rachel Rigter (Joseph) of Sanford, NC; other nieces and nephews, Eric McLane, Paige Huie (Joshua) of King, NC., Thomas Cross (Natalie), and Marissa Eldridge; grandchildren, Gia and Vincent Eldridge of Thomasville; brother-in-law, Kenneth Eldridge (Terry) of High Point, NC., sister-in-law Rose Cross (Greg Pearson) of Sophia, NC; and aunt, Joanne Sowell (Ernie).

Tracie was born May 21, 1964, in Port Hueneme, CA. As a child, she moved several times due to her father’s career in the Navy. She grew up in Mississippi and North Carolina, graduating from Southwest Guilford High School in 1982.

She was a driven professional with an unmatched work ethic. Her professional career began at Norton, she later worked at Carborundum, 3M Company, and most recently, Allied Foam. She remained dedicated to her job at Allied Foam and optimistic that she would beat her cancer. Tracie remained brave and fought until the very end.

Tracie never met a stranger and always treated everyone as though they were special and put everyone else before herself. While here, her radiant smile lighted the world, and now that smile will light the heavens. She refused to allow anyone to be sad. She found the positive in every negative. She was a Loyal Cowboys fan. Tracie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend.

She lived a good life and had no regrets. Her greatest achievements were her two sons, and she supported them in all they did. She was known as the crazy grandma to her grandchildren and cherished all her time with them. She was always there for all of her family.