Ethel Roane Vick

January 15, 1926 - March 21, 2009

01/15/1926 - 03/21/2009

Past Services

Monday March 23, 2009
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Tuesday March 24, 2009
11:00 am

Additional Information:

Interment will follow the service at the Peele-Vick Cemetery. The Rev. Doug Spivey and Rev. Henry Boschen will be officiating the service.

Mrs. Ethel Roane Vick, age 83 died at the Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie on Saturday, March 21, 2009. She is a native of Bertie County, born to the late Rosa L. Roane and Junius Vance Roane, Sr. Mrs. Vick was a member of the Kelford Baptist Church in Kelford, North Carolina. She retired as a business agent from the International Ladies Garment Workers Union out of Atlanta, Georgia, after twenty years of service. Also preceding her in death are her husband, Horace Judson Vick and her brother Junius Vance Roane, Jr.

Survivors include four daughters; Edith V. Wallace and her husband David of Scotland Neck, Nancy V. Smith and her husband Troy of Rich Square, Aleene V. Boone and her husband Robert of Rich Square and Wanda V. Johnson and her husband Jerry of Roxobel, one sister, Rose R. Sumner and her husband Ted of Conway and one brother, William Roane and his wife Eleanor of Moscow, Tennessee. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Troy Smith, Jr. and his wife Kathy, Daryl Smith and his wife Shannon, Robert W. Boone, Jr. and his wife Sarah, Andy Johnson and Renee’ Farmer, along with seven great grandchildren; Meghan Smith, LauraLee Smith, Stacey Townsend, Avery Boone, Judson Smith, Brooke Freeman and Sarah Freeman.

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Meghan Smith
14 years ago

Grandma, You are greatly missed, but also greatly loved. As much as it hurt to let go, you are in a much better place, upstairs with your maker, and with great grandaddy. A place i heard several times that you were ready to be. i love you and miss you.

Edith Wallace
14 years ago

Dear Scott and Sarah,

I couldn’t let this opportunity pass without expressing my sincere appreciation for all of your work, As time passes, we all attent too many funerals. I must say that this funeral was carried out in a manner that was unequalled.

Mother had suffered greatly, lost a lot of weight, and had lost her signature look. Seeing her in the casket at the viewing shocked me. Ethel was back, everything was perfect. Linda performed her magic in the hairstyle and the rest was done by you.

The way you have integrated the computer and the camera to give a full account of the flowers is excellent. The thank you card and the picture of the flowers was unexpected by the giver. An excellent touch.

I’m glad you have the funeral home in Rich Square, I feel like the funeral was handled by family and I’m proud of that. A lot of people have told me they were impressed by your work. I’m confident that each funeral you conduct will bring more people to you.

My family, especially me, sends a sincere thank you for all of your work in making the passing of Mama somewhat eaiser.

Thank you,

Edith Wallace

Amanda Ward
14 years ago

Wanda,Renee,and Andy,

I was sorry to hear about your loss. The few times I visited Ms Ethel with Renee she was kind hearted. I know you will all miss her deeply. Cherish her memory and share them with each other. My love to you all.

Sibyl Lewis Kupec
14 years ago

Dear Aleene and Rose, I am behind in reading my “mail” and just heard of you loss. I will be thinking of you in your time of grief in the days ahead. I’m sure you have lots of happy memories of time spent together and will be able to draw strengh from them when you feel the loss of her earthly presence.


Peggy Vick Harrington
14 years ago

What a nice family you have Edith & Nancy. I know you more so than your other two sisters, but my sadness goes out to all of you. I remember your Mom just as she looks in this picture. Those years knowing you and your family will always be remembered.

Cindy & Charlie Vaughan
14 years ago

We are thinking of you during this time of sorrow. It is also a time to be joyous. Ms. Ethel is no longer in pain. There are no tears of suffering. Only tears of happiness being in the house of her master. Please take time to grieve and reflect on the special times that you have had with mom, sister, grandma. I hear she was a cat bird in her day. lol But she always looked after her family and friends. I can remember the good stews and cookouts we attended at her home. Remember “Charlie to the rescue” to help her off the floor. They both ended up laughing.

Know that we love all of you and each of you have a special place in our hearts.

Cindy & Cindy Vaughan

Willie Lou and Buck
14 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love all of you.

Kathy Smith
14 years ago

We will miss you so much, and will remember all the times you made us laugh and for making Christmas special.

Love you,

Troy Jr,Kathy and girls