RICH SQUARE, NC – Mable Gray Dilday Umphlette, age 89, formerly of Murfreesboro, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Rich Square Manor in Rich Square, NC.
Mrs. Umphlette was born on March 5, 1931 to Andrew Jessie Dilday and Mary Brinkley Dilday in Ahoskie, NC. Mable was a devoted member of Meherrin Baptist Church, and she loved her Lord and her church family dearly. She enjoyed playing softball in her younger days. She cherished her family, especially her grandchildren. Mable enjoyed fishing and working in her garden. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Besides her parents, Mable was preceded in death by a special friend, Vick Kandefer.
Mable is survived by her two daughters, Jennifer Brett and husband Jerry of Murfreesboro, and Mary Davis and husband Dennis of Pendleton; one son, James T. “Pete” Umphlette and wife Susan of Conway; brother, Howard Dilday and wife Mable of Murfreesboro; four granddaughters, Valerie Umphlette Wadsworth and husband Tim of Aulander, Andrea Michelle Black and husband Rodney of Murfreesboro, Jerri Kaye Birdsong and husband Robby of Conway, and Liza Davis and special friend Joel Tyson of Greenville; four grandsons, Jason Craig Umphlette and fiancé Ashley of Roanoke Rapids, Steven Todd Umphlette and fiancé Summer of Pendleton, Cody Lane Umphlette and wife Alexis of Roanoke Rapids, Bruce Davis and wife Susan Lynn of Conway; four great-granddaughters; Morgan Wadsworth, Belle Wadsworth, Jordyn Umphlette, and Kenleigh Tyson; five great-grandsons, Bentley Umphlette, Trace Umphlette, Blake Birdsong, Owen Black, and Gavin Tyson; and a special friend, Judy Davis of Como.
Due to the circumstances with COVID-19 restrictions, Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC will be open for friends to pay their respects and sign the register book on Sunday, June 28, 2020, from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC, and other times at the home of her daughter, Jennifer Brett.
A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Meherrin Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. John Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Ln, Murfreesboro, NC 27855, or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Murfreesboro is handling the arrangements for the Umphlette family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
Mary and Pete, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I didn’t know about until today. When she was at Pine Forest I g to know her well. I would go play the piano so they could all sing and she had a beautiful voice. We enjoyed talking and when ever I stopped over there I would always take time to stop in and speak to her. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Brenda Brickell and Sidney Allen
I enjoyed visiting her when she was in the gates house. People in our church and community have spoken so fondly and highly of her. May you be blessed and comforted. Pastor Wayne
Hi send you my condolences. On behalf of me and our church, Eure Baptist. Enjoyed visiting her when she was in Gates house. Wish I could have done more. I have always heard great things about her when she lived near our church. May God bring you great comfort knowing what a wonderful person she was and how she lived her life so exceptionally. Pastor Wayne
Mary Ruth, Pete, Jennifer and families, our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.
Jennifer, Mary and Pete : I was saddened to learn that my dear neighbor and friend had passed. But, I am comforted to know that she is in the arms of God and is at peace. She was such a loving person and will be missed by many. You, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren have my sincerest condolences. May God continue to bless you.
To all of her family I am so sorry for your loss….you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace “Miss Mabel”….very fond memories of you. My sympathies go out to Michelle and Jerri Kaye and Jennifer. Love you all!
Sorry For Your Lost. My Prayers Go Out To The Family..