Annie B. (Pettaway) Whidbee

January 31, 1942 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 78)

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Our beloved, Mother Annie B. Whidbee transitioned from this earthly life on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Affectionately called “Mute”, she was the Pastor of Word of Life Church in the Chapanoke section of Perquimans Co., where she and her late husband Bishop William Whidbee founded many years ago. 

The DASH of her life will be celebrated on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Victory Praise and Worship Center, Elizabeth City, NC where Rev. Daniel Spence is Pastor. The Right Reverend Calvin Johnson will be the officiator and The Right Reverend R.L. Bynum will deliver the words of comfort. Interment will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. Moments of Meditation with Mother Whidbee will take place at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We will follow all COVID-19 guidelines. 

She leaves behind a legacy of love to cherish her memories: her loving children, William “Pete” Whidbee (Katrina) of Jonesboro, GA, Cynthia Jones (Lionel), Juanita James (Carlton), Hazel Roberta Ferebee (Kendell) and Mary James (Sanford) all of Hertford, NC, Michael Whidbee (Donna) of Durham, NC, Sharon Whidbee (Tim) of Hertford, NC, Pastor Terrance Whidbee (Kelly) of Elizabeth City, NC and Linda Pettaway of Hertford, NC; her siblings, Winson Pettaway, Jr., (Barbara) of Southampton, NY, Kenneth Pettaway of Elizabeth City, NC, Charlie Pettaway of Southampton, NY, Evelyn Taylor of New York, Linda Mae Pettaway of Hertford, NC, Deloris Whidbee (Jack) of Elizabeth City, NC, Mary Coston (Booker T) of Elizabeth City, NC and Dorothy Foreman of Hertford, NC; twenty-seven grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; two uncles, William Holley of Seaford, DE and Clarence Holley of Hertford, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Walk-Through Viewing Only
October 30, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations
609 Hull Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Celebration of Life
October 31, 2020

1:00 PM
Victory Praise and Worship Center
718 Greenleaf Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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