Nell Marie Whitley

July 3, 1949 - July 4, 2020

07/03/1949 - 07/04/2020

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Wednesday July 08, 2020
1:00 pm
Harrellsville Cemetery
Quebec Road
Harrellsville, NC 27942
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Celebration of Life Graveside Funeral Service

AHOSKIE, NC – Nell Marie Whitley, age 71, of Harrellsville, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020, just one day after her 71st birthday, at the Ahoskie House of Ahoskie, NC.

Nell was born on July 3, 1949 to Luther Everett Whitley and Annie Ruth White Whitley in Ahoskie, NC. Nell was a fun-loving person that loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them as much as possible. She enjoyed having friends stop by for a visit. Her favorite meal consisted of a good ‘ole hot dog with mayo and a Pepsi cola. Nell was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Whitley Harrell, and a brother, Joseph Bennett Whitley.

Nell is survived by her sister, Joan Whitley Feldman of Bumpass, VA; two nieces, April Thompson and husband T.J. of Cuckoo, VA, and Lynette King and husband Doug of Sanford, NC; and three nephews, Robert Norfleet and wife Dreama of Louisa, VA, Thomas Feldman of Louisa, VA, and Bill Harrell and wife Julie of Raleigh, NC; along with a host of friends.

A celebration of life graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 1:00 pm at the Harrellsville Cemetery, Harrellsville, NC, with Rev. Jeff Crabtree officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Whitley family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Hilda Pearl hassell Welch
3 years ago

I remember playing with Nell when she was small. She loved to comb our hair and playing dolls together. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. I love you Nell. God has a new angel in Heaven. Love Hilda Pearl.

Hilda Pearl hassell Welch
3 years ago

Nell was God’s special child. She was my cousin and I loved her with all my heart. Nell you will be missed by everyone that knew you. God has added another Angel in Heaven.I love you Nell. Hilda Pearl Hassell Welch

Gail Holloman
3 years ago

I always enjoyed visiting with Nell because she was such a sweet person, full of life & hugs! I’ll surely miss Nell. Luv u girl!

Gail Holloman
3 years ago

I loved going to see Nell. She was really joy to be around. We shared memories & she always asked about Allen as well as others. She never seemed to feel sorry for herself other than when her father had died. I loved Nell & will miss her, but rejoice that she is now with her sweet Jesus!

Dr. Jeff Crabtree
3 years ago

Ms. Nell was a special person in the lives of so many here at Harrellsville Baptist Church. She was always smiling and wanted to know about church members and about Harrellsville Baptist Church. May the family receive the blessings of the Lord and the Love of all this community! Blessings to all the family

Frances lassiter
3 years ago

Through all the hardships she had,Nell always had a smile and was happy to see visitors come in to visit. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Elaine Myers
3 years ago

Nell was special when she came to Pinewood Manor. A favorite memory was when she was named “Queen of Heart” for a Heart Fund Raiser. I continued my visits with her through the years and she was always happy to see me and she called when she could. Unfortunately the last time I was able to visit was Valentine’s Day. She was much loved. Rest in peace, Nell.

Kay B. Edwards
3 years ago

I enjoyed my visits with Nell and missed not being able to visit last few months. She loved the Hersey bars and Pepsis I usually took her. I took ice cream several times and she liked that too. She was fun to talk with and had a sweet smile and loved her hugs. Rest in peace, dear friend. Sympathy to all her family.

Nancy Williams
3 years ago

Nell and I had good times she loved peach candy and grapes ,bananas.I will miss her.

Nancy Williams
3 years ago

I enjoyed being