Dudley Weeks

Dudley Weeks

Dudley Ray Weeks,72, of 587 Firetower Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday morning, September 8, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was born July 10th 1941 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late Paul Baxter Weeks, Jr. and Mildred Eason Weeks.  Mr. Weeks was a retired farmer, a member of the Ramoth Gilead Baptist Church, former board member of First Citizens Bank and former member of the Newland VFD.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Sawyer Weeks of the home, two daughters, Brenda Dunn and husband, Jay of Wake Forest, NC and Lynda Gordon and husband, Jody of Greensboro, NC, a son, Glenn Weeks and wife Lynn, of Elizabeth City, NC; two sisters, Kaye Ventura of Elizabeth City, NC and Debbie Woodley and husband, Tom of Elizabeth City, NC, three brothers, Wayne Weeks and wife, Kay of Elizabeth City, NC, Larry Weeks of Savannah, GA and Kevin Weeks and wife, Robin of Elizabeth City, NC.  Also, surviving are seven grandchildren, Virginia Rae Gordon, Camille Elizabeth Gordon, Ford Franklin Gordon, Charles Jerome Dunn IV, Sawyer Drake Dunn, Jared Allen Weeks and Callie Dianna Weeks.  Besides his parents, Mr. Weeks was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Ray Weeks and three sisters; Janet Stallings, Lydia Bright, and Paula Banks.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 2:00pm in Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church St.,  by Rev. Ken Littleton.  Burial will follow in the West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relatives Monday evening from 7:00 until 8:30pm at Twiford Funeral Home, Church St. and at other times at their residence, 587 Firetower Rd., Elizabeth City, NC.  Flowers are welcome, however the family suggests memorial donations  in his memory be made to either Ramoth Gilead Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1308 School House Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Weeks family.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.


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  1. Chris and Carol Jones

    Jean and family, we are so sorry to hear of Dudley’s passing and want you to know we have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Chris and Carol Jones.

  2. Sarah McLawhorn Harris

    Jean and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a wonderful person and will be missed. Will keep you in my prayers during the difficult weeks to come.
    Sarah and Randy Harris

  3. Glenda Crane

    We are so very sorry for your loss of Dudley. He was a wonderful guy who will be missed by all.


    Glenda & Roger

  4. Catherine Eason Gardner

    Jean and family, am so sorry to hear of the death of Dudley. Hold his precious
    memories close to your heart and remember the good times. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  5. James &Ellen Key

    Our prayers are with the family and friends at this time. Rest in the fact that he is with God.

  6. Craig Eason

    I knew Dudley back when he use to farm, and I worked in Napa in South Mills. He always liked to joke and kept a smile on his face. Always looked forward to laughing with him, when I would see him. Great man, and will surely be missed. Very sorry for your loss.

  7. Donnie & Joan Wood

    Could always count on “Dully” for something humorous to lighten the moment. He will be missed!
    Donnie & Joan Wood

  8. Donna Hurdle Wasn't

    Jean. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Hold tight to your Savior and your family. Cherish the memories of your good times together. That is what will carry you through this difficult season.
    Love and prayers ,
    Donna Hurdle Watson

  9. Joyce Courtney

    Jean and Family – so sorry. I always loved his sense of humor. He was a wonderful person.

    Joyce Courtney

  10. Brian & Karen Hoffman

    Mrs. Jean and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayer are will you all.

  11. Deborah Williams

    Jean, Glenn, Lynn, Debbie and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Dudley’s passing. I loved him! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I loved running into him when I was out and about. He was the best and I will miss him dearly. Lean on each other and hold onto all of those wonderful memories. Love you all!

  12. Kathy and Mike Duncan

    Miss Jean,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we will keep you in our prayers. May God hold you tight and give you peace during this time.
    God bless you all.

  13. Kevin & Amanda Williams

    Mrs Jean,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  14. Darlene & Wayne Lane

    Wayne and I are so very sorry to hear of Dudleys passing. GOD has taken him out of his pain and now we all know he is whole again. Many prayers go out to you, Jean, and your wonderful family.You are very loved by many people and GOD is standing by your side. Bless you all..

  15. Larry Williams

    Jean and children, brothers and sisters, I pray you will all try hard to remember the good times with Dudley. I am sure Daddy has already given him a bowl of butter beans to shell or some fish to fry!!! My prayers are with you all!!!

  16. Irvin and Nancy Nash

    Mrs. Jean and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Dudley will be missed. He was a very special person and had a great sense of humor.

  17. Ricky and Melinda Hoffman

    Miss Jean I am so sorry for your loss I am Keeeping you and your family in our prayers Mr. Dudley will be missed but we have grreat memories of a very special man who touched so many lives.

  18. Jimmy and Faye Nash

    Miss jean mom and dad just wanted to let you know they have been thinking and praying for you and your family daddy ask about Mr Dudley everytime I went in the room. They are keeping you and your faimly in their prayers.

  19. Melissa Copeland

    I was so sad to hear of Mr. Dudleys passing. Our thoughts and prayers with you and the entire family. Please let me know if there is anything we can do. Love to all –

    Melissa Copeland & Family

  20. Judy Rogerson Cox

    Jean and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my heart and prayers in the days to come. God bless, Judy & Ray Cox

  21. Rose Allen Hurdle

    Jean and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you,just stay together close to each other and you will make it and it will be hard one that knows but with your children they will get you through and most of all God is right by your side know i’m thinking of you Your FRIEND ROSE HURDLE

  22. Heather & Keith Christensen

    We were so sorry to hear of Mr Dudleys passing he will be missed very much. Wonderful man he will always be in your hearts.

  23. Jimmy & Debbie Denton

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be keeping each of you in our prayers. Hold tight to your memeories and lean on God to help you through

  24. Pam & Frank LIlly Jr.

    Ms. Jean,
    Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You And Your Family – May God Give You Comfort And Peace Through This Difficult Time – Mr. Dudley Will Surely Be Missed By All Who Knew Him.

  25. Faye Perry

    Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May God grant you strength in the days ahead and peace in your heart knowing Dudley is in a better place.

  26. Tricia Spence Jordan

    Dear Ms.Jean,Glenn and family-
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May God be with you all.


  27. Karen S Jackson

    Mrs.Jean & Family:

    Condolences from our family. Will remember his one of a kind smile. How blessed he was to have such a big loving family to enjoy and to be a comfort of joy during his declining health . He was a person we would all like to be seen as. Cool,calm,& collected.

    God will mend your broken hearts until you are reunited again.

    Karen & Jeff

  28. Tonie Jones, Dani, Brandy and Family

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss, we hold you all close to our hearts and will continue to lift you up in prayer, may God give you peace and comfort. Love to you all.

  29. Robert and Carolyn sanders

    Buckwheat Robert said to tell you how sorry he is to hear about your dad’s passing we will keep you and your family in our prayers !!!

  30. DJ and Annette White

    Jean and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss and we are thinking and praying for you. May God, friends and family continue to be a source
    of comfort and strength. Take care…
    DJ & Annette White

  31. Faye Weeks Peter and family

    Jean and Family, We are so sorry to learn of Dudley’s death. Know he will be greatly missed by you all, his friends, and so many others in the community. It was wonderful to be able to see him this summer at the Weeks reunion. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
    Faye and Dale

  32. Anita, Wayne and Brianna Whitehurst

    Jean and Family,

    We are sending our condolences to you and your family during this time of great loss. May this love for each of you and your cherished memories help to comfort you now and in the days ahead. God bless you.

  33. Craig, Kristin, Kevin & Courtney Carlock

    Lynda and Jody,

    We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We are standing by you in prayer, praying that you will feel His comfort and His peace in this time of pain and sorrow.

    We love you much.

  34. Nancy and Leroy Scaff

    Jean, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. As these pictures show you have had some great times and made precious memories, just remember them. God will comfort you in this sad time.

  35. Deborah Roberts Harwood

    Ms. Jean and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Dudley’s passing may God comfort you all during this time of such a huge loss. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers.
    Debbie Roberts Harwood

  36. Pam White

    To The Weeks Family:
    So very sorry to hear of your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  37. Bess Ward

    Kaye & Family,

    So sorry about your brother’s passing.

    My thought’s and prayer’s are with all of you now.


    Bess Ward/Reid

  38. Margaret . Eason Curlings

    We are sorry to here of the passing of Dudley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  39. Joe and Myra Gregory

    Dear Jean: The video is really nice: so good for those of us who are unable to get home to support you and the family during this time. Dudley leaves behind a beautiful family to treasure his memory along with the rest of us and all the friends. Our prayers are for comfort and peace for each of you.

  40. Pauline & Henry Berard

    Thinking of all of The video says it all Dudley loved his family and the smiles on the grandchildren ‘s. face show the love they had for him. Savor all the memoirs . Our deepest sympathy for you and your family . The Berard Family

  41. joe 7 brenda russell

    Dear Jean &Family,
    Sorry for the lost of this special person.Dudley always had a smile and hello for everyone. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you I know the grand children will really miss him
    Always, Joe & Brenda Russell

  42. Diane and Jim Carver

    We’re so sorry to hear about Dudley. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.




  44. Dianne Barber

    I was so sorry to hear about Dudley..I didn’t know him for long but became really fond of him..I loved the video and know he will be missed by all…My Dad died in 1972 and of all the cards we received this one I still have and hope it will bring you and your family some comfort as it did me.


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