Florence Harrell Cullipher

August 16, 1941 - November 14, 2020

08/16/1941 - 11/14/2020

Past Services

Monday November 16, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Tuesday November 17, 2020
11:00 am
Cool Spring Baptist Church Cemetery
1460 NC-137
Eure, NC 27935

COLERAIN, NC – Our loved one, Florence Harrell Cullipher, age 79, of East River Road, Colerain, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Mrs. Cullipher was born on August 16, 1941 to Emmett Maxie and Merlie Harrell Harrell in Gates County, NC. Florence worked as a telephone operator and later as an office manager for independent insurance agencies. Soon after moving to Colerain, she began teaching youth and adult Sunday school classes for many years. A wonderful mother and wife, her faith was also exhibited by her time as caregiver to both her mother and mother-in-law.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Mills Harrell, and sisters, Faye and Betty Harrell.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband Ed; daughter, Stephanie Cullipher Eagle and husband Mark of Boone, NC; two sons, Stephen Harrell Cullipher of Farmville, NC, and Sterling Edward Cullipher and wife Lynn of Kinston, NC; two granddaughters, Sara Eagle Leggett and husband Kyle, both military members, and Laura Beth Eagle of Myrtle Beach, SC; three step-grandchildren; Amanda Hafenmaier of Mebane, NC, Derek Hafenmaier of Graham, NC, and Morgan Hafenmaier of Kinston, NC. Also surviving are a sister, Myrtle Davis of Murfreesboro, NC, brothers, Stanley Harrell of Mississippi, and Richard Harrell of Winton, NC, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 16, 2020, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Eure, NC, with Pastor Gary Saffell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Colerain Baptist Church, 202 North Main Street, Colerain, NC, 27924 or online by  clicking here or directly to Cool Springs Baptist Church, 1460 NC Hwy 137, Eure, NC 27935 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Cullipher family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.


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Linda Barnes Dunn
3 years ago

Ed, so sorry to learn of Florence’s passing. My sincere condolences to you & your family.

Louis Cullipher
3 years ago

Ed, I’m so sorry! I can’t imagine the pain you are suffering. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Sarah Turner
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss, will keep your family in my prayers.

Melanie White Blevins
3 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs.Florence. She was a sweet & kind lady who meant a lot to the Colerain community. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Sue Fairless
3 years ago

Ed and family. To have known Florence and shared many times together was a real treasure. She was a genuine person with a kind and sweet spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tommy D Belch
3 years ago

Ed, our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

Brenda Howell Edmond
3 years ago

Ed and family,

My sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one and my dear high school classmate, Florence. She was a joy to know and a significant contributor to our class and class reunions. She freely shared her talents with her community and friends, and touched many lives in a positive way. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Please take comfort in the joyous memories of time spent with Florence and knowing that she is free of pain and suffering.

Carolyn Lassiter Parker
3 years ago

Ed and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Florence. May God bless and comfort you all in this difficult time.