- October 31, 1932 - January 9, 2013
- Mount Olive, North Carolina
of Elinor's Passing
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“I know Mrs. Elinor will be greatly missed. I will never forget the advice that she gave me when I was young and getting taller each year. She said ...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Sarah Brock Southerland - NC
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I used to work for Mrs. Elinor Ezzell at Goshen Medical Center. We had so much fun writing grants...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Deborah L Albritton - Whiteville, NC
“My prayers to the family. Elinor and I were friends in the health care business for many years. May she rest in peace and may the family live in...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: JMichael Baker - Raleigh, NC
“To Mr. Norwood and family
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Elinor was a great lady. I have fond memories of her and your family!...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Carolyn F. Melton - Raleigh, NC
“With deepest sympathy, may God watch over and comfort the family in this time of need. Mrs. Elinor was a wonderful person and she will surely be...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Virginia Goodman - Mt. Olive, NC
“A great lady and she will be surely missed. All the family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you in this...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Diane Garner - Faison, NC
“The first time I met Elinor camping in Surf City, I knew she was a special lady. I found out in the years since then that she was indeed. I loved...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Shirley Horton - mt pleasant, NC
“Keeping Melba and the entire family in my prayers.
8 of 42 | Posted by: Keith Williams - Mount Olive , NC
“So very sorry for all of you, and your pain in your mother's passing. Mama felt a real closeness to Ms. Elinor, as a childhood friend as well as...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Tim, Kim, Jess and Pres Lewis
“Remember that a mother's love is forever...may the beautiful memories of a beautiful lady comfort you, Melba.
10 of 42 | Posted by: Debbie Powell - Friend
“She was a wonderful Lady
11 of 42 | Posted by: GERALD WEEKS - Zebulon, NC
“Thoughts from family and friends are with you as you go through this time of sorrow. May God comfort you and may His love and understanding help you...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Gail Swinson-Brinson
“You are in my thoughts and prayers as you and your family go through this difficult time. May God cover you with his grace and strength.
13 of 42 | Posted by: Patti James - Beulaville, NC
“25 years ago a wonderhful my husband and I were blessed with a precious little boy, named Joyner. He had a head full of dark brown hair. We went to...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: Pam Cottle Rouse - Mount Olive, NC
“Hey Norwood.....I miss "my girlfriend" already.....I hope it comforts you and your family that others are hurting and will miss her also....stay...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: Greg Carroll - Durham, NC
“Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
16 of 42 | Posted by: Velburn, Tina, Morgan and Madison Brewer - NC
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. May God send you comfort and peace.
17 of 42 | Posted by: Tammy Brown - friend
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. May God send you comfort and peace.
18 of 42 | Posted by: Tammy Brown - friend
“Some 21 years ago I was hired by Mrs. Elinor. I know and love her as kind
and wonderful person. She always asked how everybody was doing when
you...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Bishop Ronnie and Mary Hood - NC
“May the Lord bless and be with each of you now and in the coming days. Elinor and I became friends when our girls were at Calypso Elementary School....Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Melba Dail - Goldsboro, NC
“Sending condolences to all of Mrs. Elinor's family. May God comfort each and every one of you as you go through this difficult time.
21 of 42 | Posted by: Melissa Acevedo - B.E.S.
“Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the memories you have of Mrs. Elinor bring comfort and...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: DEBBIE JONES - CALYPSO, NC
“Mr. Norwood and family:
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Mrs.Elinor was a wonderful lady and will be missed in the Rones Chapel community. I...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Linda Farmer - Powhatan, VA
“DEAR FAMILY, AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF ELINOR. SHE WAS 17 YRS. OLDER THAN ME WHEN SHE BECAME MY STUDENT TEACHER AT MT.OLIVE MIDDLE...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: barbara smith herring and steve
“Miss Elinor was one of those people that everyone trusted. Her judgement was usually sound and her spirit was always generous. I"m amazed at how much...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Sherry Millard Franklin - Faison, NC
“Sending the family lots of love, hugs and prayers during this time. My heart goes out to each of you as you miss and remember Mrs. Elinor. She was...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Mellissa Grady - Youngsville, NC
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
27 of 42 | Posted by: Amy Padrick/ BES - Beulaville , NC
“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I too understand your pain and only wish that I could ease it in some way. If there is anything...Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: Sallie Barr-BES - Beulaville, NC
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My God cover you with His peace.
29 of 42 | Posted by: Lynn Rogers - Beulaville, NC
“I would just like to tell the family that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss of your loved one.
30 of 42 | Posted by: Renda Lopez
“Our thoughts and prayers are will you at this time. The Lane Family
31 of 42 | Posted by: Nicole Lane - Beulaville, NC
“You are all in my prayers and thoughts. My deepest sympathy and love.
32 of 42 | Posted by: Jimi Smith/ BES Secretary - NC
“My sympathy and love to all of you!! Mrs. Elinor was one of the finest ladies I have ever known!! Lily
33 of 42 | Posted by: Lily Sutton - Goldsboro, NC
“To each of you, i want to express my sincere sympathy. Elinor was such a gentle and caring lady to her family, her church and to a lot of her...Read More »
34 of 42 | Posted by: ruth worrell lee and husband Troy - NC
“With Deepest Sympathy.
35 of 42 | Posted by: Outlaw's Store - Warsaw, NC
“May the memories of Mrs Elinor's love be with you all and confort you at this time and in the weeks to come.
With Deepest Sympathy
36 of 42 | Posted by: Billy and Barbara O Jones - NC
“Dear Koren and family....Please know we are thinking of you and keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. I was not fortunate enough...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Angela Hatfield - Franklin, VA
“Bea, so sorry about your sweet mama. Prayers to you & your family.
38 of 42 | Posted by: Pam Pennington Sellers - NC
“John and Kelli, So sorry to hear about your Grandmother. I know she was a very special person in your lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
39 of 42 | Posted by: Gayle Harrison - Goldsboro, NC
“Elinor was such a role model for women. I was fortunate enough to spend time with her driving to ECU. She was smart, compassionate and what a sense...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: June Waller - Goldsboro, NC
“Meredith, Will and Family - We are so sad to hear of Grandma's passing as we know just how special she was to all of you! Cherish the wonderful...Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: Patrick & Meagan Lynch
“Doyle and I send our sincerest condolences to the wonderful family of Elinor. We will visit the home but will not be able to attend the service. Our...Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: Doyle and Susan Whitfield
Mrs. Elinor Carter Ezzell, 80, of the Rones Chapel community near Mount Olive, passed away late Wednesday night, January 9, 2013.
Services to remember her beautiful and meaningful life will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, at Tyndall Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Olive. The Rev. Paul Rose and the Rev. Mike Whatley will officiate. Immediately following Saturday night's service, the Ezzell family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home, and at other times at the residence. Mrs. Ezzell will be laid to rest in a private family service to be held at the family cemetery.
She was a life long member of Rones Chapel United Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir and was president of the Church's United Methodist Women. She was the retired exeutive director of Goshen Medical Center, Inc. Mrs. Ezzell, daughter of the late Atlas Harvey Carter and Beatrice Williamson Carter, was a willing worker within her church and community, always ready to assist when and where needed.
She is survived by her husband, Norwood Ezzell of the home; four daughters and their husbands, Cindy E. and Ricky Bell of Mount Olive, Koren E. and Kenny Edwards of Virginia, Bea E. and Michael Odom of Mount Olive, and Melba E. and Frankie Harrell of Wallace; a son, Norwood Francis Ezzell II of Charlotte; seven grandchildren, Tavia Cavallaro Angelo, Emily Brown and husband, William, Meredith Holt and husband, Will, James Harrell and wife, Eve, Mark Harrell and wife, Charlotte, John Bell and wife, Kelli, and Carrie Shields and husband, Josh; five great-grandchildren, Madi Brown, Adin Brown, Angelina Cavallaro, Sam Cavallaro, and Connor Harrell; and a brother, Stuart Carter of Graham. She was also the sister of two other brothers who died in infancy.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial gifts be made to Rones Chapel United Methodist Church, 138 Garner's Chapel Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365, or to the Elinor Ezzell Educational Scholarship Fund, c/o Southern Bank, PO Box 729, Mount Olive, NC 28365.