Marion Gallop

Marion Gallop

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

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  1. Tina Paul

    You don’t know me, and I never knew Mrs Gallop. but I fondly remember Mr Gallop.

    He was, for years, very kind in his providing advice to us, young as we were, concerning insurance we needed at the time….

    I still remember him fondly…. And through knowing him, I want to express my sincere sympathy in your loss.

    Tina Paul

  2. Roy Sawyer, Jr.

    I remember your mother from long ago as a very nice and gracious lady. I offer my condolences and hope that you take comfort in all the wonderful and good memories. I still giggle when I remember the funny situations our fathers shared at Home Security, and in the end, it is the smiles which are best. Peace and Comfort to you and your family.

  3. Pam Pritchard McAuley

    Marshall,Judy was kind enough to notify us by email about your mom’s death. The obit was nice…I know you enjoyed her being at the Fountains in Tarboro where you could see her often. Thinking of you and your family, Pam McAuley

  4. Diane Farmer Phelps

    Just to let you know that you & your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I remember your Mom & Dad from our younger days at Blackwell Church.
    My Mom just turned 90 & we celebrated her Birthday with old friends from the church.
    My the Lord bless & keep you & comfort you at this sad time.
    Always, Diane

  5. Suzanne Brothers Hamrick

    Marshall, I am very sorry to hear about your mother. What a wonderful long life she must have had. I didn’t know that she had been a nurse like my mother. I wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Billie Morrisette Chesson

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a fine person. She was very kind to my father when he was at Carolina Living. You and your family are in my prayers.

  7. Barbara Newbold Fletcher

    Marshall, I remember your Mother from my earlier days at Blackwell. She was always such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I know how the loss of one’s parents can be. Mine have both been gone for several years.


    So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful legacy. Glad that your family could enjoy her for so long. May God Bless.

  9. Bryan S. Godfrey

    As the grandson of Mrs. Gallop’s first cousin Katherine Godfrey Godfrey, and the great-grandson of her Aunt Mattie White Godfrey who also reached the century mark, I give my condolences to the Gallop, Cohoon, and Ziegler families, and to Mrs. Cullipher. I remember well the Meads sisters always graciously attending birthday parties for my Great-Grandma after she was in her 90s, and I’m glad Mrs. Gallop followed in her footsteps. I had a couple of phone conversations with her about the family genealogy, which I would be glad to email to the family if someone contacted me. The last time I saw them was at the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Ziegler, in 2002, which I brought my grandmother to, and I took a good picture of them that I have felt bad for not sharing with any of the Meads family but I can also send it if one of you emails me at your convenience. Several family members have commented on how good all three of the sisters living at that time looked in that picture.

  10. Bryan Godfrey, Richmond, VA

    As an update to the message I posted this morning, I went ahead and added a memorial for Mrs. Gallop to, which includes the picture I mentioned. Hope it is all right with her family. That was the last time my Grandma Godfrey saw her Meads cousins. Mrs. Cohoon died exactly two weeks after Grandma. Here is a link to Mrs. Gallop’s memorial page, and one can click the names of family members to view some of my genealogy data and photographs:

  11. Ed York

    I remember you as a nurse, and as a next door neighbor for a short time. God bless you and keep you Mrs. Gallop

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