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Feb. 26, 1917-Feb. 10, 2018

Ernestine Rollins Bostic passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.

Affectionately known by her family, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as "Teenie," she was just two weeks from her 101st birthday.

Teenie was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Winterville, N.C., the daughter of Jesse L. Rollins and Susie T. Rollins.

She was the third of eight siblings.

She attended East Carolina University, then East Carolina Teachers College (ECTC).

During World War II, she worked in the payroll office of the naval shipyards in Wilmington, N.C.

After the War, she married Bythal Hill Bostic Sr. "B.H.," and moved to Jacksonville, N.C., to start their family.

While in Jacksonville, she taught kindergarten.

She and B.H. later moved their family to Goldsboro, N.C., where she lived for more than 50 years. Teenie loved Goldsboro, and was active in bowling, bridge clubs, Woman's Club and with her friends in the Gadabouts Group.

Teenie loved the Lord and all the members of her churches. She was a longtime member and active in The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro.

She was the sole surviving charter member of The Winterville Christian Church.

While in Goldsboro, she suffered the sudden death of her husband.

She returned to work and enjoyed working for H.D. Tyndall, MD, for 14 years.

Teenie is survived by her son, Jack Rollins Bostic and his wife, Sharon Smith Bostic.

She was blessed by two grandchildren, Jenny Bostic Brown (Jason) and William Rollins Bostic (Emily).

She had four great-grandchildren, Anna Claire Brown, Ellie Brown, Katherine Bostic and Jack Bostic.

She is also survived by her siblings, Sara O'Connor and Bryan Rollins (Helen); nieces, Barbara Dark (Marshal), Nancy Fogel, JaniceYanda (Chuck), Elva Wilson, Carol Coville (Tracy) and Maureen Saringer (Bobby); and nephews, Dalton Worthington (Arlene), Scott Rollins (Heather), Lee O'Connor and Billy Rollins (Myra).

Teenie was preceded in death by her husband, Bythal Hill Bostic Sr. "B.H.," and her son, Bythal Hill Bostic Jr. "B.H."

Family and friends will praise God for Teenie's 100 years, and celebrate her eternal life at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The First Christian Church, 1609 Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

The family will visit with friends prior to the service at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in her memory to The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Goldsboro and Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, N.C., 27607.

Arrangements are by Skinner and Smith Funeral Home of Dunn, N.C.


Published in Obituaries on February 13, 2018 8:05 AM