Charlotte Johnston Askew

Published 10:50 am Wednesday, February 22, 2012

HARRELLSVILLE – Charlotte Johnston Askew, age 89, of Christian Harbor Road, Harrellsville, died Monday, February 20, 2012, at Guardian Care Nursing Home in Ahoskie.

Mrs. Askew was born in Bertie County on October 14, 1922, a daughter of the late Nathan Henry Johnston and Velma Ruth Minton Johnston.  She was a member of Christian Harbor Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Judith Hunter and husband, Butch, of Anderson, SC; a son, Nathan Edwin Askew and wife, Annette, of Harrellsville; sisters, Dot Mackay of Wagram, NC and Sandra O’Connor of Baton Rouge, LA; a brother, Carl Johnston of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Heidi Askew of Truckee, CA, Andrew Hunter of Anderson, SC, Nathan Askew of Harrellsville; and a great grandchild, Ashley Hunter of Philadelphia, PA.

Besides her husband, Ralph Edwin Askew, Mrs. Askew was predeceased by a son, Timothy Ralph Askew.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012.  A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at Christian Harbor Baptist Church on Friday, February 24, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Hugh Mizelle officiating.  Burial will follow in the Harrellsville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Christian Harbor Baptist Church, P.O. Box 326, Harrellsville, NC, 27924.

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Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Askew family.