Category: Obituaries

Frances Vernell Massenburg Parson

FRANCES VERNELL MASSENBURG PARSON was born to the late Clyde Massenburg and Francessa Alston Massenburg on April 6, 1948, in Littleton, North Carolina. She departed this earthly life on Sunday, May 10, 2020, in the comfort of her home in Littleton, North Carolina, in the presence of her loving family. At the age of nine, Frances “Vermel” gave her life…

Martha Lucille Brooks Bush

MARTHA LUCILLE BROOKS BUSH transitioned from her labor to reward in the presence of her family on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at her home in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. She was born to the late Levi Brooks and Flora Hicks Brooks on April 10, 1927, in Gaston, North Carolina. Martha, affectionately known as, “Martha Lou” and “Aunt Martha”, professed her…

Deacon Micah Anthony Dowtin

Deacon Micah Anthony Dowtin was born to the late Samuel Dowtin and Mary Elizabeth Brown Dowtin on April 14, 1959, in Halifax County, North Carolina. He was called to eternal rest and peace on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. Micah was educated in the Halifax County Public School System and graduated from…

Jessie “Steve” Harvey

JESSIE “Steve” HARVEY, son of the late James Ellis Harvey, Sr. and Mary Williams Harvey, was born on April 19, 1966, in Halifax County, North Carolina. He peacefully departed this earthly life on Friday, May 1, 2020, at his home in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. During his early life, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and joined the…

Evangelist Catherine Parker Hicks

EVANGELIST CATHERINE PARKER HICKS was born on November 11, 1936, to the late Mary Manning Parker Weathers and Ernest Parker of Kenly, North Carolina.  She peacefully departed this earthly life on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Signature Healthcare of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. At an early age, she worshipped at Mincey Chapel F.W. B. Church with her mother and grandfather,…

Theau Arthur Danielle Jefferson, Jr.

THEAU ARTHUR DANIELLE JEFFERSON, JR. was born to Lorraine Jefferson and the late Theau Arthur Jones on December 11, 1982, in Nash County, North Carolina. He departed this earthly life of Monday, April 20, 2020. During his early life, he was baptized and joined the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. His formal education was received in…