Mabel J. Slaughter

Published 5:29 pm Sunday, November 10, 2013

MURFREESBORO – Mrs. Mabel Joyner Slaughter, age 85, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Rich Square Health Care Center.

Mrs. Slaughter was born March 25, 1928 to the late Jennie Mary Garris and Cecil Irving Joyner. She was a graduate of Murfreesboro High School. Mrs. Slaughter was a lifetime active member of Meherrin Baptist Church where she served as Sunday school secretary and was a member of the church choir. She was employed as bookkeeper for Murfreesboro Western Auto and in the business office at Chowan University from 1969 until retirement. Mrs. Slaughter volunteered with Murfreesboro Historical Society, Jefcoat Museum and Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital Auxiliary.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Earnest Slaughter; and step-children, Kenneth Slaughter and Kay Warner.

Surviving Mrs. Slaughter are two sisters, Marjorie Scott and her husband, Bob ,of Kingsport, TN, and Judith Sadler of Kingport, TN; three brothers, James E. Joyner of Murfreesboro, Robert E. Joyner and his wife, Judy, of Murfreesboro, and Cecil A. Joyner and his wife, Ann, of Ahoskie; one nephew and several nieces

The funeral service for Mrs. Slaughter was held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Meherrin Baptist Church in Murfreesboro with the Rev. Joshua Parsons officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Ave., Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or Hospice, PO Box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service handled the arrangements for the Slaughter family and condolences may be sent to them at