Marion Meads Gallop, age 100 years, formerly of 705 North Road St. in Elizabeth City, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2013, at The Albemarle in Tarboro, her home for over 16 years. Mrs. Gallop was born in Pasquotank County, the daughter of the late Benjamin I. Meads and Willie White Meads, and was the widow of M. Aubrey Gallop whom she married February 15, 1935. Mrs. Gallop graduated from Elizabeth City High School and from the nursing program at The Baltimore City Hospitals. She worked briefly as a nurse in Asheville, and then in Elizabeth City for over twenty-five years with Southern Dairies, followed by another twenty years with Louis Selig’s Jewelers. Mrs. Gallop was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church. She recently greatly enjoyed a party with friends and family celebrating her 100th birthday.
Mrs. Gallop is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Marshall A. Gallop, Jr. and Martha Crawley Gallop, of Rocky Mount; two grandsons and their wives, Benjamin M. Gallop and Elizabeth A. Gallop of Manteo, and Charles O. Gallop and Mariah L. Gallop, of Murfreesboro; four great-grandchildren, Sarah Marshall Gallop, Grace Louise Gallop, Jaxon Davis Gallop and Mary Welch Gallop; and a sister, Marjorie M. Cullipher of Nags Head. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Selma M. Cohoon and Audrey M. Ziegler.
A graveside service conducted by the Rev. George Greer will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Old Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the home of Beverly J. Cohoon, 201 Gaston Dr., Elizabeth City, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, 700 North Road St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909, or to the charity of your choice. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City is assisting the family. You may send condolences to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences