In Loving Memory of
Lesselle C. Spencer, Jr.
Entered into Eternal Rest on
July 13, 2011
Reflections of A Life Well Lived
Lesselle C. Spencer - was born on September 29, 1959 to Catherine Bunch and Charlie Shannon, Jr. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. With three years of college, he then decided to go out on the road driving 18-Wheeler trucks for many years. The decision to leave college was inspired by his love of travel Lesselle was a kind-hearted loving spirit.
Both parents preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory: three sons, Lamont, Corey and Lesselle Spencer, III; grandchildren; sisters: Charlene Watson and Catherine Hearn; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to include devoted nieces, Christina and Tina and devoted nephews, Louis and Lil David.
Ervin Roland Griffin, Jr., was born on January 5, 1959 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, and departed this life May 1, 2006 at home. He was the first orn of Ervin Roland Griffin Sr. and Betty Paxton Griffin.
He became a member of Lambs Grove Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. Ervin graduated from Northeastern High School in 1977. After high school he joined Dominion North Carolina Power, the known as VEPCO, and was a dedicated member of their family for 28 years.
Ervin met Maria Percer in high school. They were married on February 12, 1980. He was the proud father of Demetria Andra Griffin (Tommy Brooks) and Ervin Roland Griffin, III. He was blessed with one grandchild, his joy, Janaeya LeShae Brooks.
Irene was a very good friend, always smiling even though she was in poor health. She was on our NHS 35th Reunion Committee, when she wasn't in the hospital. Irene will be missed by all of us.
Irene Bailey Overton, 56 of 500 Troy Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Sentara Norfolk Hospital. A native of Pasquotank County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Lockwood Bailey, Jr., and Mildred Spencer Bailey and the wife of Charles Randal Overton. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Second Wind, a former member of the Junior Woman's Club and a graduate of East Carolina University. Irene was a lung transplant recipient in 2000 and an advocate of organ donations. She was also an avid fisherman.
Since our last reunion we have lost several classmates. All of whom were special to us in many different ways. However, there was no one more inspiring than our friend, Irene. Her strength and determination were unmatched. She lifted us up and made us smile while she struggled through her own pain. She became a spokesperson for organ donations and was such a great mentor to new organ recipients through the Second Wind program. Irene was special, not because she was sick but because of the way in which she approched her sickness and made it a positive thing.. Many people now live because she taught others the importance of being a donor. She loved her family and her God. Our hearts were broken when she passed away, yet we knew her pain and suffering were gone. A visual tribute to her life can be found here: https://www.twifordfh.com/irene-overton/
A funeral service will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Preston Pitchford officiating at the Museum of the Albemarle. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. A reception will follow the service at the museum. The family will also be at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to Free and Open Beaches % Red Drum Tackle, Buxton, NC 27920. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Overton family.
Before public performances, we new it was going to be a good concert when Mrs Reel cried (usually out of fustration for her errant chorus...;-) Indeed, we always came through .. we had no choice, she pulled us through by sheer will. I can not help to think that our chorus was special, that the music we made touched others. I never thanked her for that opportunity. I miss her and especially so at Christmas... my love of christmas music stems from those Christmas perfomances. I still cry when I hear "Still"
Leary Franklin "Buddy" Swain, 111 58, of Little River Drive Elizabeth City NC was pronounced dead on arrival Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Elizabeth City Medical Center. Buddy was born in Elizabeth City NC on April 8, 1959 to Betty Anderson Koch of Harbinger, NC & Leary F. Swain, Jr. of Elizabeth City NC. He was the husband of PattI Franks Swain. Mr. Swain was the service manager and a truck driver for frog Island. He was a member of the Currituck Bible Baptist Church and a veteran of the USCG.