Margaret Harrell

In Memorial

Margaret Nelson Harrell, 85, of 426 Hickory Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, August 23, 213 at her residence. Born in North Hampton County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Buxton Nelson and Mamie Horton Nelson and the widow of Ervin Harrell. She was a member of City Road United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for a number of years and was a member of the Rainbow Workers’ Circle and volunteered at the Albemarle Hospital Gift Shop.

She is survived by a daughter, Debbie Humensky and husband Joe of Thompson Station, TN; a son, Mike Harrell of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Frances Boykin of Smithfield, NC; three brothers, W. C. Nelson of Elizabethtown, KY, Floyd Nelson of Rich Square, NC, and Gene Nelson of Roanoke Rapids, NC; and two grandchildren, Russell Humensky and Nicholas Humensky both of Thompson Station, TN.

A funeral service will be Monday, August 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles McKenzie officiating. The family will receive friends Monday at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service and at other times at the residence. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to City Road UMC, 511 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Harrell family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Faye Howell

    MIKE, DEBBIE, JOE, RUSSELL AND NICHOLAS,
    WE DO EXTEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN YOUR GREAT LOSS. WE LOVED HER, TOO.
    MAY HAPPY MEMORIES HELP SUSTAIN YOU NOW AND ALL THE DAYS TO COME.
    GOOD BLESS.
    FAYE AND SONNY HOWELL

  2. Pam Luton

    I met Mrs. Margaret through my husbands gramndmother Lorena Raper. They attended the same church and were dear friends. Mrs. Margaret took her to do chores when Mrs. Raper’e eyesight worsened. She was a very pleasant and thoughtful lady. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with you all.

  3. Vicki Saunders Etheridge

    Mike & Debbie,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I will always remember her as one of my Sunday School teachers.

  4. Bobbi Veon White

    Debbie- I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady. I enjoyed all the times spent at your house growing up as well as working with her when she worked at City Hall. You are in my thoughts!

  5. Cathy Austin Buchanan

    Debbie and Mike,
    Sorry to learn of your mother passing. I remember working with her (and Debbie) in the office at Supak & Sons. She was such a nice person. Everyone there thought the world of her. Please accept my condolences and know that my thoughts are with you both.
    Cathy Austin (Lewis) Buchanan

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