Colerain – Margie Perry Basnight, age 85, of the 200 block of Basnight Road, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at her home.
Mrs. Basnight was born on November 1, 1924, in Bertie County, a daughter of the late Lewis Clyde and Brunie Perry Perry. She was a faithful member of Perrytown Assembly of God Church, serving as Sunday school teacher for over 64 years. Mrs. Basnight was retired from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service working with the expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. In her younger years she was a seamstress and worked for Kelwood Manufacturing Company in Ahoskie. Margie was an avid gardener, enjoying her flower gardens, and as a hobby, she enjoyed painting.
Left to cherish her memory is her sons, Milton Ray Basnight and wife, Judy of Askewville, NC, J. C. Basnight and wife, Jill of Fayetteville, NC, daughter -in-law, Glenda A. Basnight of Colerain, NC; and a sister, Peggy Perry Rose of Windsor, NC. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Greg Basnight and wife, Cher of Winterville, NC, Heather Henson and husband, John of Abilene, TX, Holly white and husband, Charlie, Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC, and Huntre Coleman and husband, Matt of Linden, NC; and one great grandson, Cole Isaac Henson. Besides her husband, Isaac Milton Basnight, she was predeceased by a son, Alvin Carol Basnight.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, at Perrytown Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Perrytown Assembly of God Church, 928 Perrytown Road, Colerain, NC, 27924.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.