WIDENER, FANNIE 1

June 26, 1937-

Oct. 10, 2021

Fannie P. Widener of Goldsboro passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021.

She was born in Goldsboro on June 26, 1937, to the late Andrew R. and Lillie Turnage Parker. Fannie was preceded in death by her twin sister, Annie Fields, and older sister, Esther Blalock.

Fannie is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, C. Edward “Eddie” Widener of Goldsboro. She is also survived by their son, Jeffrey (Laura) of Melbourne, Fla., and daughter, Stephanie (Jimmy) Brown of Rosewood.

Fannie graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1956. She worked at Charles Department Store, General Electric and DuPont of Kinston. As an Air Force wife for 23 years, she moved to many destinations across the country and overseas to Libya, Hawaii, and England. In over 20 dwellings, she made a house a home for her family. She was especially proud of her service as a volunteer with the American Red Cross. She later took classes and worked at the American University Career Center, Washington, D.C., while volunteering as a guide at Washington National Cathedral.

Wherever she lived, she always found a church to attend, but her heart was with The Tabernacle Church, 1000 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, which she had attended since she was a baby. Fannie was a wonderful friend, and her most admirable attribute was her special gift of making others feels good about themselves.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Fannie’s life at 7 p.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Heath officiating. Interment will be on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. in Willow Dale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given in her memory to The Tabernacle Church, 1000 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymour

funeralhome.com.