02/03/10 — IRENE P. STAFFORD

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Dec. 25, 1920-Feb. 2, 2010

Irene Pate Stafford died Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center with her family by her side.

Funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mount Nelson Baptist Church, 206 W. Main St. in Eureka. Interment will be at H. D. Lancaster Cemetery, 100 Lancaster Road in Pikeville. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mrs. Stafford was the daughter of the late Percie Lancaster Pate and the late Joseph Wheeler Pate.

She was a member of Mount Nelson Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty Stafford Corbett of Eureka; grandchildren, Nelson Stafford of Burgaw and Kelley Corbett Hill of Eureka; three great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Pate Kirby (Mahlon) of Lucama; brothers, John Pate (Dot) of Goldsboro and Jarvis "Pete" Pate (Jean) of Kinston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Martin Stafford; and her siblings Eva Pate Wooten, Martha Pate Weaver, Brunton Pate and Lloyd G.. Pate.

Memorials may be made to Mount Nelson Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3239, Eureka, N.C., 27830, or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534

Arrangements are by Evergreen Memorial Service and condolences may be made through www.evergreenmemorialservice.com.


Published in Obituaries on February 3, 2010 1:47 PM