Annie V. Felton

Published 6:35 pm Sunday, January 18, 2015

WINTON – Annie V. Felton, 87, of Winton, North Carolina passed on January 15, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Felton was born on December 11, 1927 in Ahoskie, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Jessie Vaughan Saunders and Ogie Hall.

Mrs. Felton was a graduate of Elizabeth City State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree and was a member of the university choir. She possessed a unique alto voice.

Mrs. Felton was a teacher for more than thirty years before retiring from the Hertford County School System. She began her teaching career at the Parkers Grove Rosenwald School. Although a graduate of Robert L. Vann School, where she attended high school, her heart was with C.S. Brown School where she retired and dedicated her life to the C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum.

A strong proponent of citizenship, Mrs. Felton was a member of several civic and social organizations, to include: a member of First Baptist Church Winton; Women’s Lott Carey Day; Woman’s Auxiliary to the West Roanoke Association where served as Secretary; Hertford County Library (former Board Member); North Carolina Retired School Personnel; Elizabeth City State University Alumni; North Carolina Education Association; GoGo Club; and Little California Neighbors Association. She served as Past President of the Minister Wives and Widowers Association, and the C.S.BrownRegionalArtsCenter and Museum where she was a board member.

She was the devoted, faithful and loving wife of the late Reverend James A. Felton. Mrs. Felton was the mother of six children, Maria Andrea Whiting (deceased), James A. Felton II of the home, Sharon Felton-Games of Jersey City, New Jersey, Keith E. Felton of Hampton, Virginia, Phennis Michele Felton of Winton, North Carolina, and Camilla Felton of Durham, North Carolina. In addition, her offspring included six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A wake will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Hertford County Undertakers in Winton from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum in Winton, North Carolina at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum.