Retha Askew Mizelle

May 4, 2010


Retha Askew Mizelle age 94 of Colerain died Tuesday May 4, 2010 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital. She was born July 7, 1915 in Bertie County to the late Thellie D. Askew and Mary Harrell Askew. She was the wife of the late Jesse Price Mizelle.

Mrs. Mizelle was a member of Colerain Baptist Church and was a retired bookkeeper and bank teller.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, May 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Colerain Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Donald G. Roberts, Jr. will officiate.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Phoebe B. Strough of Bronson, FL, sons: Hal Askew Byrum of Hertford and Carlton H. Byrum of Bronson, FL, 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Mary B. Enterline.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie.

Memorials may be made to Colerain Rescue Squad.

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Jack & Millie Britt
13 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in the loss of their loved one. Ms. Retha was a neighbor for a long time and a friend of the family for even longer. God bless her as he blessed us for allowing us to call Ms. Retha a friend.

Peggy Byrum
13 years ago

My prayers go out the family of a wonderful person. Retha was my friend and a second mother to me for many years. I will miss her also.

Bunny Brady
13 years ago

Hal, I’m so sorry to see cousin Retha has passed away. I have something I need to talk to you about. Would you email me or write so I can take care of this.

Bunny Brady

407 1st St N

Apt 212

Sauk Centre, MN 56378

Peggy Byrum
13 years ago

My prayers go out to the family. Retha

was a wonderful friend and a second mother to me for many years.