Elsie Chamblee Slaughter

October 9, 2011


Elsie Chamblee Slaughter, age 98, of Ahoskie passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Guardian Care.

She was born in Hertford County on June 1, 1913 to the late Joseph James Chamblee and Maggie Wiggins Chamblee. Mrs. Slaughter was a retired sales clerk for Belk’s in Ahoskie and a member of Hickory Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Laura Wiggins Bible Class. Back in the 50’s, she was a pianist for the church. Mrs. Slaughter enjoyed working on the farm and loved gardening, especially her roses. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting & knitting. She loved her family and grandchildren very much and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Bettie Slaughter Grimes and husband William of Murfreesboro; a brother Willie Wiggins Chamblee of Ahoskie; grandchildren, Angie Colson Burgess and Husband Kenneth (‘Keb’) Jr. of Ahoskie, and Abby Colson Landing and husband Jason of Hertford; 2 great grandchildren, Kenneth Tyler (‘Ty’) Burgess and Bailey Elizabeth Burgess both of Ahoskie. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, Reuben Eldwood Slaughter.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hickory Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 7-8:30 PM.

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Slaughter family. Friends and family may send their condolences to www.garrettjonesfh.com.

Memorial donations made by made to Hickory Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 530 NC 561 E, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

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Marilyn Shue Carter
12 years ago

Dear Bettie,

My heart is heavy tonight as I learn about your mom. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family as you face this difficult period.May God and his grace give you the strength and peace you need to get through tomorrow and the coming days. Unfortunately, a Drs appointment will keep me from attending, but I’ll be thinking of you with love.

Love you,


Mary Etta Flowers
12 years ago

Bettie, I just learned and am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Remeber the good times.

Gene and Mary Etta

Angela Harmon
12 years ago

So sorry for your lose. I remember Mrs. Slaughter very well when she worked at Belks and also when I attended Hickory Chapel in the 70’s and 80’s. She was a very kind soul and now she is an angel looking down from heaven. Lovingly, Angela G. Harmon

Kay Vaughan Byrd
12 years ago

Bettie and family, just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I do know what you are going through since I lost my Dad last year. He was only 81 years old. Cherish all the memories that you have because they will sustain you during this time along with your faith.

william B. godwin
12 years ago

Bettie we were sorry to hear about your Mother passing away You And your family are in our prayers May GOD Bless YOU and Give You Confort