Edith Temple

Edith Temple

Edith Ballance Temple, 85, of 1263 Lynch’s Corner Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, September 9, 2013 at her home.  Born in Pasquotank County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Bobbie and Emma Key Ballance and was the wife of the late Cecil G. Temple.  Mrs. Temple was a member of Ramoth Gilead Baptist Church where she had been an active member and a Sunday School teacher.  She was a member of the North Carolina Extension Homemakers Association where she received the VEEP Award in 1989.  She was also very active in the Pasquotank County 4-H.

Mrs. Temple is survived by three daughters, June T. Bell and husband Quentin of Manteo, NC, Debra T. Jones and Susan of Manteo, NC and Cathy T. Felstein and husband Richard of Lake Mary, FL; two sons, Doug Temple and wife Linda and Steve Temple and wife Terry, all of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Beverly Sawyer, Florine Barnes and Janice Mullins, all of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Billy Ballance of Shiloh, NC and Tilden Ballance of Elizabeth City, NC; nine grandchildren, Travis Jones, Wade Temple, Holly Weeks, Theo Feldstein, Joshua Feldstein, Sara Feldstein, Stuart Bell, Cecilia Bell Smith, and D. J. Kuhns; and nine great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Whitehead; a brother, John Ballance; and a grandson, Keith Jones.  The family wishes to extend special thanks to Community Hospice and to Mrs. Temple’s sisters, especially Beverly, for providing excellent, quality care.

A funeral service will take place Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Ramoth Gilead Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Littleton officiating.  Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the service in the family life center and at all other times at the residence.  Memorial donations may be made to the Keith Jones & Woody Gaskill Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 787, Manteo, NC 27954-0787.  Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Temple family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com

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  1. Chris and Carol Jones

    To all the family. Carol and I are sorry to hear of Mrs. Edith’s passing. What a fine lady and family she raised with Mr. C. Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Chris and Carol Jones.

  2. Jimmy Bailey

    To the family,

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Ms Edith was a very special lady to me. I have so many fond memories of her, and the wonderful home cooking she would always have when I was up there doing any work for her and your dad.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss. May God Bless. Jimmy and Marsha Bailey

  3. Dianne Ballance Garland

    June, Doug, Debbie, Cathy and Steve,
    I am sorry to hear about Aunt Edith. I will keep all of you in my prayers. She was a very special lady and will be missed.

  4. Catherine Eason Gardner

    Mrs. Edith was a wonderful lady and we always enjoyed being in her company. My love, prayers and special thoughts are with each of you. Hold on to those special memories, they will help you thru her death.

  5. BJ Cooper

    Pam I am sorry for your loss. Mrs. Edith was a great lady when I was in
    4-H. She would go and travel with us on the exchange trips to the different states when we went. She always looked after us kids to make sure we where taken care of. She will be missed.

  6. Anita, Wayne and Brianna Whitehurst

    Dear Family,

    We are sending our heartfelt condolences to each of you. Ms. Edith was a kind, sweet lady and it was always a pleasure to be in her company. I know she is happy to be reunited with Mr. Cecil for eternity. Yesterday’s memories are today’s treasures. God bless you.

  7. Karen Spence Jackson

    Temple Family

    Condolences from our family.

    I have many childhood memories of overnight pajama parties at the home of Mr Cecil & Mrs Edith. The meal was always blessed and a message of the Bible before we went to bed. She was one of the ladies of Ramoth Gilead Baptist Church that played a major role in my attendance and learnings of the Bible.

    Karen Spence Jackson

  8. Deane & Donna McCoy McGinnis

    Our prayers & thoughts are with all of you. I will always remember Miss Edith with great fondness. She taught me in VBS, SS, Training Union & 4-H. We need more ladies like her. I remember her taking kids to VBS & her car would have 15 or more kids piled all over each other (before we were required to wear seatbeats
    ). We will all remember her for her kindness & gentle spirit.

  9. Georgia Upton Kight

    My deepest sympathy is extended to the family. I have many fond memories spent at the Temple home during my childhood. I feel fortunate to have had Ms. Edith impact my life in such a positive way. Prayers to you all that God will bring you comfort and peace.

  10. James &Ellen Key

    Sorry to hear of Mrs Edith’s passing. Our prayers are with the family. God has received another angel into the Kingdom of Heaven.

  11. Sarah McLawhorn Harris

    Temple Family,
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My heart and prayer go out to you now and in the weeks to come.

    Sarah & Randy

  12. Toni Wood

    Love and prayers go out to the family as they mourn the loss of a great Saint. Ms. Edith was always a sweetie, especially when we would go carolling to her house. She would just smile that beautiful Jesus-filled smile. She suffered many years with physical ailments, but her Spiritual health was excellent! She will be missed!

  13. Deborah Roberts Harwood

    To Ms. Edith’s Family: I’m so sorry to hear of her passing but know that she is in heaven and rejoicing. I have so many memories of Ms. Edith from my childhood and adulthood, Sunday school classes, VBS, singing in the choir, and she did my wedding reception, I can see her and my Grandmother (Ms.Floyde) up there now having a sweet reunion now. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Love Debbie Roberts Harwood

  14. Tonie Jones, Dani & Brandy and family

    So sorry to hear about Ms. Edith’s passing! She was such a sweet lady and I know Terry will be one of the first to greet her in Heaven! Our prayers are with you all.

  15. Dee Ostrander

    June, Quentin, Wyatt and the rest of the family,
    I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers that you may find comfort and peace in all the sweet memories of your time together.

  16. Agnes & Erich Dietz

    Edith always welcome us when we visited her
    Mother.She was warm & friendly & always laughed. She cooked wonderful meals for us and always showed us a good time.She will be missed,and our prayers & thoughts are with the family. Cousin Agnes & husband Erich Dietz.

  17. Tricia Spence Jordan

    Sorry of Mrs. Edith passing- I will always have good memories of her. May God be with you all during this time of grief.

  18. Judy Temple Patrick

    I remember when I was allowed to come stay a week in the summer. She took us to Sunbeams. She holds a special place in my heart.
    She’s with the Lord now and can eat whatever she wants. She served Him well.

  19. Robert and Carolyn sanders

    Rest in peace aunt Edith we will miss you love to the family sorry we can’t be there for services.love Robert & Carolyn sanders ..

  20. Denise Spruill Ballance Bunn

    Aunt Edith was such a special lady whom everyone that ever met her loved her. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was touched by her loving heart.


  21. Daniel Barnes and Fredrick Bell

    We will miss seeing all of you. I wish we could be there. My love goes out to everyone. Sending lots of hugs and kisses your way. You will be in our thoughts.

  22. DJ and Annette White

    Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you and loving memories of Edith to help you smile again…take care and know that we are thinking of you.
    DJ & Annette White

  23. Pam White

    So sorry to hear of Ms. Edith’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady. She always had a smile that just maded your heart happy. I have a lot of great memories of childhood times with Mr. Cecil, Ms. Edith,Cathy & Steve. Now Ms. Edith is in heaven with many people who loved her including Patricia. We all will cherish her memory.

  24. Lynn and Oscar Turlington.

    Aunt Edith was a very special lady,always so sweet and kind,She will be missed very much,Thoughts and prayers are with every one in the family,she is one of gods special angels,rest in peace aunt edith We love you,God-bless you.

  25. Angela Blankenship

    I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Edith’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone now and in the weeks ahead. May the Lord give you strength to endure and comfort in knowing she is by his side.

  26. Mary Ann Aydlett

    Dear Beverly and family,
    Ed and I are thinking of you during this difficult time in your lives. May God comfort you and give you strength.

    Mary Ann Aydlett
    Ed Ballance

  27. Tommy Bizzell

    I will always remember Mrs. Edith. She always so kind to me growing up. My prayers are with everyone for their loss.

  28. Jay & Elaine McDonald

    Doug and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Jay, Elaine and Girls

  29. William White

    Are thoughts and prayers go out to Doug,Steve and family’s.She will surely be missed.I was truly blessed having had her and Mr.Cecil in my life.God Bless

  30. susan bright haubrich

    so sorry about miss edith passing. she was a wonderful woman. will miss her dearly. my thought and prayers go to all the family

  31. Cathleen (Crew) Day

    I’m sorry to have heard of Aunt Edith passing. I have many fond memories, her love and kindness has had an impact in my life. She will always have a special place in my heart. She was very special to our family. I can never thank her enough for all she has done to improve our lives. As much as I wish I could have been there, too many miles made it difficult for me to be there. I will dearly miss her.




  33. Gwen G. Stevens

    Cathy and Temple Family,
    May God’s Blessings Be With You and Your Family during this difficult time.
    Ms. Edith was a dedicated Extension Homemaker and a wonderful lady!!

    Gwen (Gray) Stevens

  34. George and Linda Pearce (Manteo, NC)

    Our sincere sympathies to our friends June and Debbie — and all the family.

  35. Andy & Fran Bright

    So sorry to read about the passing of Ms Edith. Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you strength. Special blessings for June and Doug and all the grand kids who have lost their dear Nana.

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