WINTON, NC – Florence Deans Pope, age 79, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014, in Johnston Health Care Center in Smithfield, NC.
Mrs. Pope was born in Bertie County on July 30, 1934, a daughter of the late Frank Raynor Deans and Martha Harrison Deans. She was a member of Winton Baptist Church and was retired as an LPN, working at Roanoke Chowan Hospital.
Being the youngest of nine siblings, Florence was the last one surviving. Besides her parents and siblings, she was also predeceased by her husband, Thomas Lee Pope, Sr. in 1993.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dr. Thomas L. Pope, Jr., and special friend Jennifer Cranny of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Roger W. “Robin” Pope and wife, Debbie of Four Oaks, NC; and her grandsons, David F. and Jason T. Pope; and step grandson, Adam Anzivino.
A celebration of life service will be conducted on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Raleigh Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Winton Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 4701 Hedgemore Drive, Suite 810, Charlotte, NC, 28209.