Felix Chamblee

Published 10:14 pm Friday, June 3, 2011

AHOSKIE – Mr.  Felix Chamblee, born in Hertford County on November 9, 1959 to the late Melvin Chamblee and Doris E. Chamblee, died on May 28, 2011 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

He was the husband of Minister Sharon Lane Chamblee and grandfather of Ashare’ona and Cameron Chamblee, all of Ahoskie.

He was a graduate of Ahoskie High School, class of 1978.  He was a veteran in the US Army and in the National Guard.  He worked in NNSY for 30 plus years.  Felix was a member of New Ahoskie Baptist Church, where he played a vital role in many church ministries, Gospel and Men’s chorus, Deacon in training, and Armourbearer for the Pastor, traveling faithfully to all appointments and engagements of the pastor.

He was a living testimony in his church.  “Love was not put in our hearts to stay, love is not love until you give it away”.

Surviving his absence are his wife, Sharon Kay Lane Chamblee; one daughter, Tiffany Kaye Chamblee;  a granddaughter, Ashare’ona Lakiya’ Chamblee, D/O/M; a grandson, Cameron; his mother, Doris E. Chamblee; and parental grandmother, Gladys Rankins Chamblee, all of Ahoskie; one brother, Alvin Chamblee of Walnut Cove, NC; three sisters, Helen Bellamy of Virginia Beach, VA, Theressa Roberson of Dorchester, Mass, and Odessa Chamblee of Ahoskie; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Beatrice V. Lane and Shellie E. Lane of Cofield; eight aunts; four uncles; two great aunts; a host of nieces, nephews, six great nephews; three great nieces; and niece, Tameka Lane.

He worked for Newport News Shipyard for 30 plus years and most recently as a Foreman at Northrop Grumman Shipyard.

His favorite song is:  My Soul Is Anchored in the Lord; and his favorite scripture: Proverbs 3:5.