Edith Flythe

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Edith Grant Flythe, 88, 609 North Church Street, Jackson, NC, received her eternal reward with God peacefully and prayerfully with family by her side on Saturday, November 28, 2009.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and caring sister. She retired from Northampton County Public Schools as an elementary teacher. She enjoyed serving in various leadership roles in the Delta Kappa Gamma teacher honor society. She loved her church and her church family. She exemplified her Christian life by her faith and enriched other lives with joy and kindness.
She was the widow of Marvin Jackson Flythe; also preceding her in death are her mother, Lena Augustus Robinson, her father, William Watkins Grant, two sisters: Virginia Grant Woodruff and Rebecca Grant Guthrie, and one brother, William W. Grant.
She was survived by a daughter, Greta Flythe of Jackson, NC; one son, Jack Flythe and his wife Shari of Kill Devil Hills, NC; and two grandsons; Andy Flythe of Greensboro, NC and Jamie Flythe of Kill Devil Hills, NC; also surviving are two sisters, Mildred Grant Bolton and Evelyn Grant Doughtie, both of Roanoke Rapids, NC; one brother, Marshall Grant and his wife, Marie of Garysburg, NC; a sister-in-law, Helen F. Boone of Como, NC; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Esther Parker of Murfreesboro, NC.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Jackson United Methodist Church in Jackson, NC, with Pastor Warren Heitzenrater and the Reverend Joe McLean officiating. Interment will follow in the Jackson Cemetery in Jackson, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 767, Jackson, NC 27845.
Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, NC is handling the arrangements for the Flythe family.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.sykesfuneralservice.com.