Elma M. Jarrett

Published 11:08 am Monday, June 5, 2017

AHOSKIE, NC – Mrs. Elma “Deanie” Dean Meekins Jarrett, age 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 31, 2017. She passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side.

Mrs. Jarrett was born on July 14, 1926 to Edison Hooper and Cassie Morgan Meekins in Dare County, NC. “Deanie” was a Godly woman that spent her life ministering to others about her Lord. She was the ultimate virtuous woman, Proverbs 31:10-31.

“Deanie” enjoyed reading her bible, visiting people in the nursing home, calling friends and family to check on them, and most of all, ministering to all. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lester C. Jarrett, Sr.; two sons; L C and Gerald Jarrett; one grandson, Wesley Paul Edwards; one granddaughter, Tonya Nicole Hill; two sisters, Margaret Barnette and Bonnie Meekins; and two brothers, Wilford and Ed Meekins.

“Deanie” is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Jarrett Edwards and husband Pastor Paul of Ahoskie, NC and Dawn Jarrett Hill and husband Keith of New Bern, NC; one granddaughter, Meagan Jarrett of Aulander, NC; four grandsons; Dion Martin Gaskins and wife Kristy of Greenville, NC, Justin Hill and wife Summer of New Bern, NC, Ryan Jarrett of Askewville, NC, and Blake Mizelle and wife Naomi of Windsor, NC; four great-granddaughters, Randa, Micah, and Jaimyn Gaskins, and Caroline Hill; three great-grandsons, Jarrett Gaskins, Dillion Mizelle, and Camden Mizelle; two sisters, Arlene Smith and husband Jimmy of Virginia Beach, VA, and Bernice McGraw and husband Earl of Winton, NC; two daughters-in-law, Sue Jarrett of Ahoskie, NC, and Yvonne Knox of Aulander, NC; one brother-in-law, Eldon Barnette of Buxton, NC; and one sister-in-law, Erlene Meekins of Wheeling, WV.

The family will receive friends, Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 2:00 pm until 2:45 pm at the Carpenter’s Shop Church, Ahoskie, NC. A celebration of life funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm with the Rev. Raymond Faircloth, Sr., Rev. Wallace Phillips, and Rev. Ray Faircloth, Jr. officiating. There will be a private burial at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 2209 US 13, Ahoskie, NC 27910, or online by visiting tmcfunding.com/search, then type Elma Jarrett.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jarrett family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.