Margie P. Basnight

July 9, 2010


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.

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Tammy Frew
13 years ago

Basnight Family:

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this time. We will keep you in our prayers.

Tammy Frew and Family!

Donna Heffernan
13 years ago

When Holly worked in Kitty Hawk, she told me stories of her growing up with her Grandmother Basnight and the fun they had together – Mrs. Basnight was an amazing woman.

Please know that you all are in my heart and prayers. My love, Donna

Robbie & Denise Williams
13 years ago

Holly, Glenda and Charlie:

Our hearts go out to you once again. We are so sorry for your loss and if we can do anything for you we are just a phone call away. Just rejoice in the fact that Alvin is once again with his mom and will be able to give her a tour of heaven from just the short time he has been there. You can bet he already has “a plan”. God bless you all. We love you.

13 years ago

J.C,we love you and are thinking about you.we are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. we know that our Lord will strengthen and comfort you, and that we are promised a great reunion in heaven,till then we press on.

Kerry and Jennifer Rhodes
13 years ago

We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother but are so glad she is not suffering and is now with the Lord. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God bless your family!