Inez Meads Markham, 97 of 1472 Salem Church Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. She was born in Pasquotank County April 23, 1919 to the late Benoni Meads and Inez Price Meads and was the widow of Elmer Luther Markham. She was a retired beautician after fifty years. She attended Carolina College of Beauty Culture in Raleigh and was a Protestant. She loved gardening and flowers and was an avid birdwatcher. She always said, “Remember when you see a Red Bird, God loves you.”
She is survived by a daughter, Margo M. Brickhouse and husband Alan; two sons, Michael L. Markham and Marion Gill Markham and wife Brenda; a brother, Rockwell Meads and wife Paula all of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren, Jeremy Markham, Travis Markham, Brandon Markham and wife Bridget, Joshua Brickhouse and wife Krystal, Lucas Brickhouse and wife Lauren, and Gabriel Brickhouse; eight great grandchildren, Kayla Markham, Chase Markham, Lane Markham, Leyton Markham, Aubrey Brickhouse, Greyson Brickhouse, Cole Brickhouse, and Halle Brickhouse; and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Mildred Cartwright and Olive Cartwright. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Becky Spear and Katlyn Griggs for the loving care they showed their mother.
A funeral service will be Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Gene Chory officiating. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the funeral home lobby and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Markham family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.
Twiford Funeral Home(Elizabeth City)