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Florence Pecola (Burton) Whitehurst

January 18, 1944 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 73)

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January 8, 2018

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Celebration of Life
January 9, 2018

2:00 PM
Holy Trinity Community Church
607 South Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Interment following funeral service
January 9, 2018

New Oak Grove Cemetery
1624 Peartee Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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...and God shall wipe away, all tears from your eyes...

Mrs. Florence Pecola Whitehurst, age 73 of 810 Cardwell Street,  Elizabeth City, NC, transitioned from this earthly life on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake, VA. 

A celebration of her life will take place on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Community Church with Rev. John Shannon, officiating and Rev. Samuel T. Stallings, delivering the eulogy. Interment will follow in the New Oak Grove Cemetery. A viewing will take place at the funeral home on Monday, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home of the deceased. 

She leaves behind a legacy of beautiful memories: three daughters; Evangelist Diana Whitehurst Banks, Angela Whitehurst and Gail Whitehurst-Weems (Lester), all of Elizabeth City, NC; five sons, Melvin White (Loretta), Marvin Whitehurst, Calvin Whitehurst (Renee), Maurice Whitehurst (Monica) and Tony Whitehurst (Chonda) all of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Alice Gallop (Robert) and Mary Hinton (Wendell), both of Elizabeth City, NC and Ruth Cooper of New York; one brother, Albert Burton (Vickie) of Elizabeth City, NC; twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Final Care and Compassionate Services are being provided to the Whitehurst and connected families, by Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations. 


“The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.
To lose one's wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one's health is more,
To lose one's soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.
The present only is our own,
So live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in "Tomorrow,"
For the Clock may then be still.”
 ~ Robert Smith

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