Lucille Hoggard Bland

July 18, 2012


Mrs. Lucille Hoggard Bland, age 81 died at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice Center in Greenville, NC on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Mrs. Bland was a native of Bertie County and the daughter of the late Atha Jane Harrison Hoggard and William Roy Hoggard. She was married to the late Joseph Delbert Bland, Sr. and to this marriage was born five children. Mrs. Bland was devoted to her family working in the home as a homemaker and raising children. She enjoyed working outside and flower gardening.

Also preceding her in death is a son, William Thad Bland, one sister Joyce Byrum and two brothers, James and Walter Hoggard.

Survivors include, one daughter, Cathy Bland Williford and her husband Clint, III of Aulander, three sons, Jr. Bland and Kenneth Bland and his wife Jane all of Aulander, NC and Richard Bland and his wife Debbie of Murfreesboro, NC, four sisters, Irene Bryant of Ahoskie, NC, Betty Ruth Cloe of Woodland, NC, Gayle Harris and her husband Richard of Colerain, NC and Patsy Conner and husband Eddie of Windsor, NC, one brother, Steve Hoggard of Winton, NC. Grandchildren surviving are Ronnie Bland and his wife Robin of Aulander, NC, Brian Bland and his wife Lisa of Ahoskie, Wanda Case and her husband Mike of Farmville, NC, Keith Bland and his wife Jenny of Ahoskie, NC, B.J. Bland of Murfreesboro, NC, David Bland of Walstonburg, NC, Clint Williford, IV and his wife Abby of Aulander, NC. Great grandchildren surviving are Christian Bland, Harley Danielle Bland, Brian Corey Bland, Courtney Case and fiancé Ethan Nichols, Michael Case, Brandon Corey Bland, Caleb Bland and Gracie Williford.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11 A.M. at the Chapel of Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie, NC with the Rev. Bob Skeens officiating. The interment will follow at the Hall-Rogerson Cemetery in Aulander, NC.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vidant Inpatient Hospice Center, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27835.

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Joey, Lori, Kaitlyn Parker
11 years ago

Ronnie, Robin, Christian and the entire Bland family, sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Lou C Bridgers
11 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to all the family, praying God’s peace and presence will hover over all the services and the time spent with each other will bring love.

She will be missed, but she has fought the battle and won. She has gone on ahead to await her family and friends, where there is no more pain, sorrow, sickness or parting.

Now, for each of us to see here again,we must find the way, JESUS and do as she did; live for Him until death or His coming.

We know that now, lets remember it daily.


Peggy & Billy
11 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time.Mrs Bland sounded to be a very special lady.With special thoughts and love to Richard and Debbie.

Gale Wood
11 years ago

My sincere sympathies at your great loss! Thoughts and prayers to everyone. A lifetime of love shared with many. She is resting in the arms of Jesus now! God bless!

Michael & Elena Wiggins
11 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you to help you trough.

Brenda Brickell
11 years ago

Cathy and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother, may God put his loving arms around all of you at this time of sadness in your lives.

Lisa Bland & family
11 years ago

My Aunt Lucille had such a kind and sweet soul. She always had away of making me laugh and my family feel welcomed to her home with open-arms! My family will always remember all the wonderful memories we shared with her. Although, we lived miles apart…she was held close and dear in all of our hearts and will always be! Heaven just received a beautiful Angel!

R.I.P. Aunt Lucille!

Robert Bickle
11 years ago

I’ve been keeping up on fb with this matter and with prayers for you guys. May God be with you and family now in this time of loss. Best wishes and love to all.

Anne Cloe
11 years ago

My deepest sympathies to all of Lucille’s family. She and her sister, Betty Ruth, (who is my mother-in-law) sure did love their flowers. Lucille’s yard was always full of lilies! We will miss her.

Arthur Lee Bland
11 years ago

I will always remember Aunt Lucille with very special memories. When Me, Elton & Robert were children. Uncle Delbert & Aunt Lucille treated us like their own children. They piled us into their car with their (3) son’s, Junior, Kenny & Richard. We went every where together; rides, Fishing, Drive-in Movies.

They really knew how to make us know that we were part of the Family.

All my Life I have tried to share the love and caring that was given to us by Uncle Delbert & Aunt Lucille. This was my way of keeping the love kindness shown to us, to other children who did not have a family to get these fun times.

I have probably said many times, over my life – that I would try to help Kids that didn’t have the family to help them have good times like we had. To me this was re-payment the good times given to me, Robert & Elton.

To me this is passing on the good times Uncle Delbert & Aunt Lucille gave to us.

I hope this special Love and Caring given to us will continue to grow, and create a memorial to Aunt Lucille & Uncle Delbert…….