Mabel B. Overton

February 8, 2010


AHOSKIE – Mabel Burden Overton, age 78, of the 1800 block of Early Station Road, died Monday, February 8, 2010, at her home.

Mrs. Overton was born in Hertford County, the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Emily Farmer Burden. She was a homemaker and was retired as an inspector for West Point Pepperell,and was a member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughters, Pam Watson and husband, Tom of Oxford, NC; Debbie Pickeral and husband, Mike of Stafford, VA, Lori Feher and husband, Ricky, and Lisa Adams, all of Ahoskie; her sons, Sidney Overton of Tallahassee, FL, Larry Overton and wife, Karen of West Palm Beach, FL, and Keith Overton of Ahoskie; 20 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Curtis Harrell Overton, Mabel was predeceased by a son, Rodney C. Overton, and a grandson, Lee Callis.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul Ange officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and other times at the home. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Liberty Free Will Baptist church Youth Fund, P.O. Box 972, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

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Thea Maddox
14 years ago

Debbie and family…I would like to express my deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mother. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers.

Remember to:

Look to the LORD and his strength;

seek his face always.

1 Chronicles 16:11

Rev Paul Ange
14 years ago

Just wanted the entire Overton “Herd” to know how much I love them. In knowing Mon & Dad, I feel that my life has truly been enriched. Thank you dear folks for allowing me to be an honorary member of your family. I love you and am praying for you all.

Pastor Ange

Stephanie, Timmy, and Landon Deese
14 years ago

We are sincerely sorry for you loss. “Gramma Nables” will certainly be missed. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers. If you need anything, please let us know.

We love you.

Sophia Martin
14 years ago

I am very sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in my prayers.

Felicia Overton
14 years ago

We are so sorry about the loss of your mother. Soryy we could not make it to the funeral. Hope to see you’ll this summer.

Donald and Felicia Overton

tommy Overton
14 years ago

I was amazed this am when the power came back on for the service. How appropiate because your Mom was always a bright light in this world. I know how you already miss her, but rejoice at her being released from her body into the loving arms of our savior.

Butch NIchols
14 years ago

Sidney, Larry, Keith, Pam, Debbie, Lori, and Lisa I was sorry to here about your mother she was a very great lady and will be greatly missed by each of you My prayers and thoughts are with each of you. I always remember the days I visited your home and the good times I had. They will never be for gotten. Your mother is in a much better place now and she is watching over each of you. Hope to hear from you Butch

Milton T. Rivera
14 years ago


I’m really sorry for your mom’s death. I can’t even imagine the sorrow that you are going thru. Just pray to God, he is the only one that can give you the support that you need.

Milton & Yaixa

Rena Lynn
14 years ago

I love you Aunt Mabel!! Enjoy your brand new life and give Uncle Curtis a hug for me, my mamma and daddy too!:)

14 years ago