Mary Elizabeth Burton Nowell

"Grandma Nowell"

Mary Elizabeth Burton Nowell, 87, of Roanoke Rapids, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Jimmie Allen and Eula Mae Barrow Burton and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ray Nowell Sr; her grandchildren, April and Jennifer Bridgers; brother, James A. Burton; son-in-law, Edward Bridgers; her brother-in-law, James A. Stalls.

Mary was a member of First Christian Church and loved going to Oscarís Restaurant to eat. She also loved listening to and calling in to the Lake Country talk show.

Mary is survived by her five daughters, Betty N. Bridgers of Roanoke Rapids, Nancy Joyner and her husband, Dennis, of Roanoke Rapids, Jonnie Miles and her husband, Charles, of Roanoke Rapids, Rhonda Turner and her husband, "Punk," of Roanoke Rapids, and Gilda Fowler and her husband, Timmy, of Rocky Mount; her son, Robbie Nowell and his wife, Tammy, of Roanoke Rapids; her nine grandchildren, Emily Lawhorn and her husband, Shane, Amy Lynch and her husband, Kevin, Robbie Miles and his wife, Heather, Chris Turner, Bobbie Smith and her husband, Mike, Justin Nowell, Dusty Nowell, Mandy Reason and her husband, Josh, and Jake Fowler; her 15 great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren, Rusty Miles and his wife, Shannon, Darrell Miles and his wife, Paula, and Gene Miles and his wife, Sandra; and several stepgreat-grandchildren; her sister, Kathleen Stalls of Roanoke Rapids; and her brother, Bobby Burton of Roanoke Rapids.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at Askew Funeral & Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids, which is handling the arrangements, and other times at the home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at First Christian Church, with Minister Bane Angles officiating. Interment will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church building fund, 836 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, or Home Health and Hospice of Halifax, 220 Smith Church Road, Building C, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

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