Ernestine Smith Faithful, 84, died Friday, April 1, 2016.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The Reverend Matthew Jones will be presiding.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
Ernestine was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lewis Faithful; her son, Lewis Curnie Faithful; and her daughters, Linda Faye Faithful Williams and Emily Jane Faithful Adams.
She is survived by her daughters, Mae Faithful Nichols of Hobgood, Sally Faithful Gregory of Roanoke Rapids, and Grace Faithful Bryant of Wilson; her son, Mike Faithful and wife Joy of Severn, MD; her sisters, Betsy Richardson of Warrenton, Helen Wakefield of Harpers Ferry, WV, and Barbara Jean Ellis of Roanoke Rapids; her brothers, Lewis Smith of Spartanburg, SC and Rodolph Smith of Roanoke Rapids; nine grandchildren, Wanda James, April Nichols, Casey Gregory, Samantha Gregory, John Gregory, Justin Faithful, Brandon Bryant, Jonathan Bryant, and Zachary Bryant; eight great-grandchildren, Heather James, Selena Pepper, Matthew Gay, Jamelyn Ferguson, Shameron Johnston, Brooklyn Lassiter, Tyler Gregory, and Oliver Bryant; and one great-great-grandchild, Jayden Gay.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.