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Jan. 8, 1933-Nov. 16, 2009

He loved the House of God;

His dearest wish to be, a minister within her walls,

In service full and free.

Beautifully he lived,

We who well loved him know,

Blessing with kindly hands our dead,

Softening death's cruel blow.

Beautifully he died

The temple floors he trod,

To pass to his reward

The altar of his God!

Estella Shields Fahringer.

The Rev. Pernecie "P.C." Yelverton was born to serve the Lord Jan. 8, 1933, and he departed this life to continue by God's side Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

A celebration of Pernecie's life will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Fremont United Methodist Church, with burial following at Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont.

Pernecie was a Methodist minister for 36 years, serving churches in the North Carolina Methodist Conference. In those 36 years, as well as those that followed, Pernecie touched many lives.

Those left to honor Pernecie's memory are Jerney Minshew (Winifred), who ministered to him in many ways and truly was his "brother"; Hugh Minshew (Jerri) and Julian Minshew; a dear and beloved longtime friend and confidant, Miss Jane Freeman of Maysville; and the family of Jerry L. West.

Pernecie was preceded in death by his loving parents, Madie Minshew and Jarvis Yelverton; his grandparents, Pernecie and Jesse Minshew; as well as by his beloved aunt, Miss Clyde Minshew, who, along with his grandmother, raised him after his mother's death and became for her lifetime his dear and cherished "mother."

In lieu of flowers, please make charitable contributions to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534, or to Fremont United Methodist Church.

Services of the Rev. Yelverton are entrusted to Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home, 102 N. Pine St. in Fremont, where expressions of condolences may be directed to www.shackleford-howell.com.


Published in Obituaries on November 17, 2009 1:47 PM