Obituaries

Judith "Judy" Carol Bass Meeks

March 25, 2021

Judith Carol Bass Meeks October 25, 1942 – March 25, 2021 Judith “Judy” Carol Bass Meeks passed away at 3:58 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021 surrounded by her family at her home in Wilson. She was born on October 25, 1942 to Benjamin and Mil

Elizabeth Ireland Goff

March 24, 2021

Elizabeth Ireland Goff July 8, 1952 – March 24, 2021 Elizabeth Ireland Goff, 68 of Wilson passed away Wednesday. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Black Creek Tow

Norma Rodriguez

March 23, 2021

Norma Rodriguez August 14, 1963 – March 23, 2021 Norma Rodriguez, 57 of Wilson passed away Tuesday. A mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 331 Hammond Street, Rocky Mount with a visitation will following. Fathe

Starlon "Randy" Randolph Deans, Jr.

March 23, 2021

Starlon Randolph Deans, Jr. May 26, 1966 – March 23, 2021 Starlon “Randy” Randolph Deans, Jr., 54 of Bailey passed away Tuesday. The family will receive friends at 4250 Winbourne Road, Nashville, North Carolina. Randy is survived by hi

James Bernice Edwards

March 20, 2021

James Bernice Edwards April 23, 1941 – March 20, 2021 James “Jimmy” Bernice Edwards, 79 of Wilson passed away Saturday. His funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 1407 Forest Hills Road NW, Wilso

Madison Leigh Lewis

March 19, 2021

Madison Leigh Lewis May 2, 1996 – March 19, 2021 Madison Leigh Lewis, 24 of Middlesex left this world peacefully on Friday and awoke in Heaven after a lifelong illness. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Hom

Mary Brantley Skinner Webb

March 16, 2021

Mary Brantley Skinner Webb July 2, 1947 – March 16, 2021 Mary Brantley Skinner Webb, 73, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. Her funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Inter

Betty Sue Flowers Varnell

March 14, 2021

Betty Sue Flowers Varnell September 19, 1942 – March 14, 2021 Betty Sue Flowers Varnell, 78 of Wilson passed away Sunday. Her funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Va

Betty Jean Joyner Barnes

March 12, 2021

Betty Jean Joyner Barnes September 9, 1937 – March 12, 2021 Betty Jean Joyner Barnes, 83 of Wilson passed away Friday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Ricky Nelms will officiate.

Paul Emerson Tedder

March 12, 2021

Paul Emerson Tedder April 5, 1941 – March 12, 2021 Pastor Paul Emerson Tedder, 79 of Middlesex passed away Friday. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Rocky Mount M

Walter "Rudy" Rudolph Durham, Jr.

March 10, 2021

Walter Rudolph Durham, Jr. July 5, 1950 – March 10, 2021 Walter “Rudy” Rudolph Durham, Jr., 70 of Wilson passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Born in Wilson County on July 5, 1950 to the late Walter and Pattie Bottoms Durham. He is prec

Brenda Walston Thorpe

March 9, 2021

Brenda Walston Thorpe September 18, 1939 – March 9, 2021 Brenda Walston Thorpe, 81 of Wilson passed away Tuesday surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1815 Airport

Rudolph "Rudy" Barnes Outland, Jr.

March 7, 2021

Rudolph Barnes Outland, Jr. February 10, 1947 – March 7, 2021 Rudolph “Rudy” Barnes Outland, Jr., age 74, passed away at Wilson Medical Center, on Sunday, March 7th, 2021. Rudy was born February 10th, 1947 in Kenly, North Carolina to t

Tammy L. Walston Hardy

March 7, 2021

Tammy L. Walston Hardy November 21, 1957 – March 7, 2021 Tammy L. Walston Hardy, 63 of Wilson passed away Sunday peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Due to Covid, the family will have a celebration of life for Tammy at a later

Shirley Ann Starling

March 6, 2021

Shirley Ann Starling April 1, 1935 – March 6, 2021 Shirley Ann Starling, 85 of Wilson passed away Saturday. Her memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, 4408 London Church Road, Elm City. The fami

Connie Parker

March 6, 2021

Connie Parker October 15, 1969 – March 6, 2021 Connie “Rooster” Parker, 51 of Elm City passed away Saturday. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Queen Anne Cemete

Romaine "Ronnie" Daniel

March 3, 2021

Romaine Daniel April 23, 1942 – March 3, 2021 Romaine “Ronnie” Daniel, 78, affectionally known to all as Granny, gained her angel wings on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m

Jackie Sue Scott Davis

February 28, 2021

Jackie Sue Scott Davis February 24, 1955 – February 28, 2021 Jackie Sue Scott Davis, 66 of Sims passed away Sunday. Her funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Me

Gary Lynn Lee

February 27, 2021

Gary Lynn Lee September 14, 1947 – February 27, 2021 Gary Lynn Lee, 73 of Wilson passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Black Creek Town Cemetery, Black Creek. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will officiate.

Doretha Reason Parnell

February 27, 2021

Doretha Reason Parnell December 23, 1934 – February 27, 2021 Doretha Reason Parnell, 86 of Wilson passed away Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Wayne Whitley will offic

Frances Robbins Page

February 25, 2021

Frances Robbins Page October 11, 1933 – February 25, 2021 Frances Robbins Page, 87 of Wilson passed away Thursday. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. The service will be lived streamed on

Geraldine Strickland Long

February 25, 2021

Geraldine Strickland Long February 21, 1945 – February 25, 2021 Geraldine Strickland Long, 76 of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Tommy Hagen will offi

Bobbie Dean Spain Lamm

February 25, 2021

Bobbie Dean Spain Lamm February 14, 1938 – February 25, 2021 Bobbie Dean Spain Lamm, 83 of Bailey passed away Thursday. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in the Dew Fa

Anna Mae Mills Rakestraw

February 25, 2021

Anna Mae Mills Rakestraw May 8, 1931 – February 25, 2021 Anna Mae Mills Rakestraw, 89 of Bailey passed away Thursday. A private burial for the family will be held. Anna is survived by her daughters, Patricia Cooke of Black Creek, Rebecca Br

Giao Ngoc Nguyen

February 25, 2021

Giao Ngoc Nguyen May 24, 1951 – February 25, 2021 Giao Ngoc Nguyen, 69, of Wilson passed away Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The Rev. Benny Poythress will off