Syble M. Mitchell

Published 10:30 am Thursday, August 4, 2016

AHOSKIE – Syble Morris Mitchell, age 92, died peacefully on August 1, 2016 at the Southampton Memorial Hospital of Franklin, VA, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Mitchell, was born on June 19, 1924 to Sebron Carr and Foye Jernigan Morris in the Snakebite township in Bertie County, NC. Syble worked as a Foster Care Parent for Social Services. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a member of St. John Baptist Church. Syble spent the last few years at Rich Square Health Care Center where she was known by all as Aunt Syble or Grandma. The family wishes to thank everyone at the facility for the love and compassionate care they showed.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-six years, James Nathan Mitchell; three brothers, Walter, Staley, and Earl Morris; and sisters, Lois Lassiter, Barbara Perry, and Sylvia Macon.

Left to cherish Syble’s memory are three daughters, Gail Burkett and her husband Ray, Lynn Vann and her husband Buster, both of Ahoskie, and Libbie White and her husband Reggie of Aulander, NC; five grandsons, Michael Burkett, Scotty Liverman and his wife Crystal, BJ Vann and his wife Dana, all of Ahoskie, Reggie White Jr. and his wife Susan of Hebron, MD, and Nathan White and his wife Melissa of Woodland, NC; two granddaughters, Belinda Burkett, and Glenda Walther and her husband David, both of Ahoskie; nine great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Madison, and McKenna Walther, Farrah Vann, Peyton and Kenly Liverman, Gavin Britt, Kirk Holloman, and Jessica White; and one great great grandchild, Ayden Holloman; three sisters, Margie Liverman of Portsmouth, VA, Marie Harrell of Ahoskie, and Edna Matthews of Colerain, NC.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with the Rev. Bob Rogers, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and burial will follow the service at Aulander Cemetery, Aulander, NC.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Mitchell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting