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Tonya Allen (Howell)

May 11th, 1969 - November 8th, 1993

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Connell Carney

August 30th, 1962 - February 20th, 2014

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From Ann Adams on January 10th, 2015
Life for me will never be the same but I thank God for the years we did have together. Rest in peace baby brother.

 
 

Ernest Thurston (Rat) Carney

December 25th, 1919 - January 11th, 2010

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Jolly Gray(Dute) Carney

March 29th, 1914 - December 22nd, 1993

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Martin Luther (KilRoy) Carney

December 7th, 1921 - February 16th, 2011

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Lizzie Howard

May 3rd, 1928 - June 30th, 2017

To my grandma, whom I love dearly and miss so much. I can't believe that you are no longer here with us. But now you can rest my angel, until we meet again, I love you!!

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Lizzie Howard

May 3rd, 1928 - June 30th, 2017

To my grandma, whom I love dearly and miss so much. I can't believe that you are no longer here with us. But now you can rest my angel, until we meet again, I love you!!

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Dottie Bell Howell (Wilkins)

October 16th, 1910 - March 3rd, 2000

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Teolo Jones (Carney)

May 25th, 1918 - December 13th, 2012

I love you Mama and miss you very much!

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A Mother’s Love, A Mother’s Sacrifices, A Mother’s Prayers, A Mother’s Faith
 
Teolo Carney Jones, affectionately known to many as “Aunt Doll”, was born on May 25, 1918 to Celia Wilkins Carney and Jolly Gray Carney.  She departed this life peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2012.   When she was able, Teolo prayed nightly on her knees.  Now, in the words of the lyricists, Teolo has beheld “face to face our Savior and Lord” and, “It is well with” her soul.
 
Teolo was a native of Tarboro, North Carolina and was educated in Edgecombe County Public Schools.  In 1952 she and husband Fred Jones, along with their young daughter, Delores, relocated to Washington, DC where she lived until returning to North Carolina in 1977.  Upon their return to Tarboro, Teolo re-united with her home church, Conetoe Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Theodore R. Vines.  In 1997 Teolo lost her beloved husband, but through faith in God, she persevered.
 
In the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, Teolo went to live with her daughter and  son-in-law Carl and Delores Bagby in Williamsburg, Virginia.  When her health began to fail she established residence at Dominion Village, an assisted living facility in Williamsburg.  After approximately a year and a half at Dominion Village, she returned to Tarboro and entered the skilled nursing care unit at the Tarboro Nursing Center, where she remained until her death.
 
A talented seamstress, Teolo created stylish outfits for many ladies in her community.  She was an excellent cook and her stewed corn was a treat for all who dined at her home.  To this day, the 311 Greenwood Boulevard home in Princeville, North Carolina continues to be regarded as “Aunt Doll’s house.”
 
Teolo’s memory will be cherished always by her daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Carl Bagby of Williamsburg, Virginia; step daughter, Dorothy Staton of Brooklyn, New York; grandson, Mark Staton Gooden of Brooklyn, New York; brothers, Fred Carney (Verniece), Rockville, Maryland; Alexander Carney (Martha) Hamden, Connecticut, and sister-in-law, Ethel Carney of  Tarboro, North Carolina.  Teolo also acted as a surrogate mother to her niece Clara Staton Branch of Richmond, Virginia.
 
While at the Tarboro Nursing Center, Teolo was frequently visited and cared for by several loving nieces, Mildred Wilkins, Ann Adams, Sabrena Walston, Earlene Pettaway, the late Evangelist Annie Louise Howell, and a long-time family friend, Elder Clinton Stephens.  She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who reside in California, Nevada, Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.  Teolo was pre-deceased by seven brothers, William, Jolly, Redden, John, Martin, Ernest, Frank and four sisters Annie, Emily, Bertha and Larney Mae.
 
 

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Margaret Louise Pippen (Wilkins)

March 12th, 1930 - July 6th, 2019

CELEBRATING THE BLESSED LIFE OF
 MARGARET LOUISE WILKINS PIPPEN
Margaret Louise Wilkins Pippen was born March 12, 1930 in Edgecombe County in the Lower Conetoe area to parents Turner and Armestine Wilkins.  She was the oldest of eight siblings and the granddaughter of fraternal grandparents Ephram and Della Belchlar Wilkins and maternal grandparents, Armstead and Marina Tatum Plummer.
     Margaret attended elementary school at Chinquapin and Roberson Schools in the Conetoe area of Edgecombe County and graduated in the Class of 1948 from George Washington Carver High School in Pinetop, NC.  Her favorite subject was Home Economics and Sewing.  Her life’s employment involved agriculture and farm work for a number of years and she later became an instructor with the County Extension Service thru Edgecombe Community College where she traveled throughout the county to teach sewing classes at the community centers to seniors and others.
     Margaret accepted Jesus Christ at an early age attending Little Savannah Primitive Baptist Church faithfully as a young girl with her grandmother and grandfather.    It was on the grounds of Little Savannah that God allowed her to meet her soulmate and late husband of 63 years, Fred Pippen.  As the family’s journey took them to a residence near Fishing Creek Road in Edgecombe, she and Fred joined the fellowship of Salem Missionary Baptist Church where they remained members and active participants.   Margaret believed strongly in the love and salvation of Jesus Christ thru good times and all the challenges of life that must be faced.  She had a heart of service and would do anything to help anyone especially her church. She served as Church Clerk for over 30 years; was a current member of the Mother Board, Usher Board and the Missionary.   During many of her years, she even participated as secretary for many committees and served as the Pastor’s Aid.   Margaret loved to read and she was a gifted writer and wrote many letters, programs, poems and stories for church and community programs.  Until just a year or so ago at age 88 she could still recite from memory her favorite poem “When Malindy Sings”, by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, which she learned in school.
With many years of health challenges, Margaret maintained a spirit of staying involved and continued to attend church and other community activities and events.  She always enjoyed visiting her family and attending annual family reunions.     To her family and friends, she was a comforter, friend, nurturer, a listening ear and a strength that we all depended on.  Most important to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren she was our greatest blessing from God.
With her loving husband Fred, she nurtured and raised her 6 children with the knowledge of Jesus,  high expectations for education and achievement, respect for civic, Christian and family values and to give back in service to others.   She trusted and knew the greatest BLESSING of All, Jesus Christ.  Margaret knew Jesus and confessed him as her Savior from the moment he came into her life and through all her days on this earth until July 6, 2019 at 7:30 am  when she peacefully departed on her journey to be with the Lord and to see her beloved Fred.
    Margaret is survived by a beautiful legacy of six  loving children:  Brenda Pippen Asbury, Annie Marie Pippen (Jesse), Angela Pippen Sherrod (Wendell), Fred Pippen, Jr. (Regina), Milton Thomas Pippen (Janice) and Christopher Pippen (Lisa); 16 grandchildren: Melanie Asbury (Gerald), Stephanie Farmer (Justin), Frederick Pippen (Jackie), Cederick  Pippen (Toya), Shaquan Sherrod, Kimberly Sherrod, Caroline Pippen(Chauncey), Chelsey Pippen, Aaron Pippen, Michael Murphy, Cameron Reid, Torrence Porter (Asia), Joshua Davis (Jasmine),  Brandon Pippen (Meghan), Brianna Pippen and Elisabeth Pippen; 16 great grandchildren; Deantonie Pippen, Arial Sherrod, Amia Margaret Sherrod, Riley, Camille Marie Pippen, Brynlee Farmer, Lydia Farmer, Owen Farmer, Chayce, Torrence Jr., Omare, Joshua Jr., Jade, Jaylon, Jasmine and Cameron Jr. ; a loving and faithful sister,  Olivia Wilkins Martin,   two loving sister-in-laws, Mable Pippen and Gladys Dancy Wilkins, a loving and special great aunt, Ethel McNeil; faithful, loving and caring aids her niece Mavis “Flute” Dancy, D’Angelia Powell, Angelene Perry, Deborah Battle, Jackie Fredrick and Valarie Smith; and a host of other nieces, nephews,  cousins, other family members and friends.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Fred Pippen, her parents Turner and Armestine Wilkins; siblings, Josephine Boyce, Lillie Reatha Linnette, Gilman Wilkins, Bernard Wilkins, James Wilkins and Jetta Knight.
We celebrate the life of Margaret Louise Wilkins Pippen and we cherish the time that we were given to be blessed by her on this earth.  As the Word of God says, “If you abide in me and remain faithful, you will have eternal life.”  We can all find strength in this passage from the Bible, the Word of God:
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” –Psalm 91:1-2
To God Be the Glory forever and ever! Amen
 “Let me listen, I can hyeah it, Th’oo de bresh of angels’ wings, Sof an’ sweet, “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” Ez Malindy sings.”
Closing Line from poem: “When Malindy Sings – Paul Lawrence Dunbar
 

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Denise Rives (Wilkins)

September 4th, 1952 - April 21st, 2016

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Bertha Wilkins (Carney)

March 23rd, 1907 - November 23rd, 1987

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From Mildred Wilkins on May 30th, 2015
In memory of the best mother-in-law ever Mrs. Bertha Carney Wilkins. The memory of Mrs. Bertha Carney Wilkins will forever live in the heart  her baby Curtis (Denise) Wilkins of Newport News, VA. also her daughter's in-law Mildred Wilkins of Princeville, NC, Pearl Wilkins of Washington, DC. Son's in-law John (Bunch) Howell, of Tarboro, NC, James (Buck) Dickens of Newport News, VA, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and everyone who knew her. I will always remember her sweet spirit, laughter and lovely smile.
 
From Mildred Wilkins on January 10th, 2015
Mrs. Bertha was one of the most loving, caring and fun person to be around
Mrs. Bertha we love and miss you as much today as we did almost 28 years ago. R.I.P. 

LOVE,

Mildred - Daughter in law
Felicia & Tess - Grands
Mianka & Tre
- Great Grands
 

Milton Wilkins

August 21st, 1944 - April 28th, 2007

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In loving memory of Milton D. Wilkins. (Hippie) Although it has been seven years plus since you left us we still miss you. You were always the life of the party with your singing, dancing, playing the guitar and making people laugh at your jokes. You always suppoterd and attended the Wilkins Connection Family Reunion you will truly be missed in 2015.
WE MISS YOU AND WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.
Mildred, Felicia (Leon), Teresa, Mianka and Tre'.   

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From Mildred Wilkins on October 15th, 2014
In loving memory of Milton D. Wilkins. (Hippie) Although it has been seven years plus since you left us we still miss you. You were always the life of the party with your singing, dancing, playing the guitar and making people laugh at your jokes. You always suppoterd and attended the Wilkins Connection Family Reunion you will truly be missed in 2015.
WE MISS YOU AND WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.
Mildred, Felicia (Leon), Teresa, Mianka and Tre'.  
 

Samuel Wilkins,Jr.

November 3rd, 1928 - January 27th, 2000

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