William H. Venable

July 9, 2010


MERRY HILL – William Harrison ‘Billy’ Venable, age 44, of the 200 block of Blackrock Road, died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Chowan Hospital, Edenton.

Mr. Venable was born on October 3, 1965, in Hertford County, a son of Ernest J. and Jennie Walters Venable. He was a graduate of Ridgecroft School and Atlantic Christian College and was the former owner and manager of Electric Motor Service of Ahoskie.

Besides his parents, Ernest and Jennie Venable, Billy is survived by a sister, Terry V. Rose of Waynesville, NC; and a brother, Donald Venable of Tuscaloosa, AL.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert May officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC, 27361-0338.

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Michelle Shepard
11 years ago

I’m sorry to hear the news. As a cousin, I only saw him on rare occasions, but Billy was always kind to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to my Great Aunt and Uncle and to my cousins for the loss of such a precious life.

Leland and Gail Tucker ENCU
13 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of your loss….if there is anything at all we can do, please let us know.

Leland and Gail

Mark Parker
13 years ago

I’m very sad to hear about Billy. I remember him as a very funny guy who loved family and friends. Even though I lost contact with Billy after graduation, I keep the memories of spending weekends with him and his parents at the river home and their home in Ahoskie. We spent hours riding his motor cycle and go-cart, fishing and general mayhem. Both of us enjoyed shaking up our sodas so we could enjoy drinking the ‚??foam‚?ù.

Even though are hearts are broken from this, we all should find comfort that he has gone to a better place and one day, we will see him again in the glory of God.

God bless the family and friends of Billy. May the Lord bring comfort and peace to each one of us.

Mark Parker

Class of ‚??83‚?ù

Aubrey & Jane Wright Chitty
13 years ago

Dear Ernie and Jennie, Our hearts were saddened to hear about your son’s death. Please know that you will remain in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. Love Aubrey & Jane Wright

Celeste Lewis Baisey
13 years ago

Mr. & Mrs. Venable and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I attended Ridgecroft with Billy. Even though I have not seen him in about 5 years, I always remember him as being so outgoing, full of jokes, and laughter. He always knew how to make everyone around him laugh. There was a never a dull moment when you were with him.

I know this is a very dificult time for you. I pray that God will be with you, comfort you, and help you deal with this terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Celeste Lewis Baisey

Ridgecroft School

Class of 1983

Joy Ray
13 years ago

Mr. & Mrs. Venable

I am so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. I hadn’t seen him in 3 years but I think of him often and will always love him. He was a good man. May God give you peace.

C.L. Sumner
13 years ago

Venable Family,

My sincere condolences are sent to you all in the loss of Billy. I have many fond memories of playing together as kids. Our paths did not cross much, but whenever they did Billy always would relay a story from our youth. He will always be remembered.

13 years ago

We will miss you Billy!!! Your Atlantic Christian College Buddies will always remember you and Jeff and Gina!!!

Jackie (Howard) Pierce and Vann
13 years ago

Praying God will wrap his arms around each of you during this time and days to come. I have many wonderful memories of Billy from RHS from sports/cheerleading, proms, concerts, etc. Billy, Leisa and I were talking about “the good ole days/memories at RHS” the other day!

Cheryl Dunmore
13 years ago

May the sharing of your grief with other family members and with friends help to ease the pain. Look forward to the fulfillment of God’s promises for comfort, strength and hope. (John 5:28,29)