Addie Mizelle Askew

March 9, 2010


Ahoskie- Addie Mizelle Askew, age 81 of 1104 N. Mitchell St. died Tuesday March 9, 2010 at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

Mrs. Askew was born in Hertford County on August 10, 1929, a daughter of the late Johnny Mizelle and Cora Hodges Mizelle. She was a graduate of Ahoskie High School and a homemaker. Mrs. Askew attended Creech Memorial Baptist Church. She was the widow of Robert Edward Askew.

Left to cherish her memory is her sisters Louise Lowe of Anderson, SC; Hazel Harmon of Early Station; Jackie Outland of Ahoskie and brother Thomas Godwin of Ahoskie.

She is survived by her children Robert Earl Askew and his wife Linda of Murfreesboro; Ronald Lee Askew and his wife Sharon of Portsmouth, VA; daughter Virginia Manning and fiance’, Frank Taylor of Smithfield, VA; Keith Askew and his wife Averi of Washington, NC; Steven Wayne Askew and wife Ulita of Burlington, NC; Douglas Jay Askew and his wife Laura of Greenville, NC and Roger A. Askew and his wife Stacy of Raleigh, NC. Mrs. Askew is survived by eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A celebration of life memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Creech Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom Ravan officiating. Burial will follow at Ahoskie Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. In lieu of flowers family request donations to Creech Memorial Baptist Church.

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Jacob Phelps
13 years ago

Hey Keith, Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

We love ya,

Jacob, Katy, and Jared Phelps

valerie horne
13 years ago

Dear Keith, Averi, Virginia and all my brothers and sisters … my condolences. Robert and Addie Mae were real heroes and raised beautiful, loving, kind-hearted children.

Karen Letchworth
13 years ago

I had the honor of being in Mrs. Askew’s presence over the years and how I remember her wittiness and good spirit. She certainly had a sense of humor. I am thinking of Roger and the rest of her family during this difficult time.

ray mays
13 years ago


Just saw your mother’s obituary. Am sorry I missed the visitation last nite. My condolences to you and your family. Hope to see you, Stacy and Mary Addison again soon.


Bunny Brady
13 years ago

Roger, Doug & Bobby, I wanted you to know I am thinking of you during this time. I retired last year and moved to MN so I will not be able to be there, otherwise I would love to have a chance to visit with you all.

Sherry Lewis Reams
13 years ago

Roger, Doug and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow with the loss of your mother/grandmother/great-grandmother/sister. I did not know Addie Mae well, but I felt like I did though my mother and my brother, Kevin. My sincere sympathy to the entire family.

Judy Edwards Hopkins
13 years ago

Roger & Doug, I’m sorry I omitted you names in my first sign-in. I want to let you know I thought the world of your mother. Judy

Dustin ASKEW
13 years ago

We’ll never forget you grandma, you were so strong that I thought you were invincible. God bless you, and now you’re with granddaddy.

Angela Harmon
13 years ago

Hey all of you;

Our love and condolences are with you. We loved Aunt Mae with all of our Hearts and Souls. I take comfort that she is in Jesus arms and not suffering anymore, although we wil miss her dearly. We love you all, Angela and Pat

Judy Edwards Hopkins
13 years ago

Bobby,Keith,Ronnie,Steve, Sister, & families, I am so sorry about Addie Mae passing away. I’ve always thought a lot of her and will always remember her laugh and smile. I know you all have wonderfull memories of her and are blessed to have had her for your mother.

Love, Judy, Keith, & Teresa