Florence D. Pope

Published 6:44 am Monday, March 3, 2014

WINTON – Florence Deans Pope, age 79, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014, at Johnston Health Care Center in Smithfield, NC.

Mrs. Pope was born in Bertie County on July 30, 1934, a daughter of the late Frank Raynor Deans and Martha Harrison Deans. She was a member of Winton Baptist Church and was retired as an LPN, working at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

Being the youngest of nine siblings, Florence was the last one surviving. Besides her parents and siblings, she was also predeceased by her husband, Thomas Lee Pope, Sr.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dr. Thomas L. Pope, Jr. and special friend, Jennifer Cranny, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Roger W. “Robin” Pope and wife, Debbie of Four Oaks, NC; and her grandsons, David F. and Jason T. Pope; and step grandson, Adam Anzivino.

A celebration of life service was conducted on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie with the Rev. Raleigh Johnson officiating.  Burial followed in the Winton Baptist Church Cemetery, Winton, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 4701 Hedgemore Drive, Suite 810, Charlotte, NC, 28209.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is serving the Pope family and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.