Elizabeth Stephenson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Jilcott Stephenson, age 88, died at the Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC on Monday, June 28, 2010.
She was a native of Bertie County and a member of the Sandy Run Baptist Church in Roxobel, NC.
Mrs. Stephenson was married to Garland Earley and to that marriage was born two daughters. They lived in Norfolk, VA for some time until she and the girls moved back to the home place in Roxobel in the early 1950’s.
Mrs. Stephenson was married to the late Robert “Poodlum” Stephenson in 1956 and to this marriage was born another daughter.
She enjoyed her flowers, hats and simply lived life to the fullest. She owned and operated the Hit and Miss Shop in Roxobel where she taught ceramics. She also loved working with stained glass.
Preceding her in death are her husband, Robert “Poodlum” Stephenson; her mother and father, Effie Jenkins Jilcott and Rupert Wadsworth Jilcott Sr.; and her two brothers, Hartwell and Rupert “Shorty” Jilcott, Jr.
Survivors include three daughters, Effie Early Vick of Kelford, NC, Theresa Early Parker and her husband, Thomas, of Roxobel, NC and Tena Kay Stephenson and her husband, Bill Dillon, of Tobaccoville, NC. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Sharon Rose, Ray Parker, Lisa Evans and Renee’ Baker; and eight great grandchildren, Jacob, Matthew and Samuel Rose, Wayne Ray Parker, Amelia and Leah Evans and Luke and Gracie Baker.
Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery with Dr. Dave Rimel officiating.
The family will friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 at Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Sandy Run Baptist Church, PO Box 95, Roxobel, NC 27872.
Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be direct to the family at www.sykesfuneralservice.com.