Marvin Wiles Lister, Jr., 91, of 110 Binnacle Court, Elizabeth City, NC died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation. He was born May 23, 1926 in Pasquotank County to the late Marvin Wiles Lister and Bertha Sawyer Lister. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, and choir member and attended Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church in recent years. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
He is survived by three daughters, Bethany Tefft (Gordon) of Raleigh, NC, Tammy Perry (Chris) and Lina Bateman (Duane) all of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Janice Burge of Baton Rouge, LA; seven grandchildren, Blair Smith (Jeremy), Molly Strom (Harrison), Alexandra Boslau (Zach), Hunter Perry, Emily Perry, Katheryn Gower (Tyler), and Abigail Bateman; and seven great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a son, Marvin Wiles Lister, III and four sisters, Lina Belle Jeanette, Mary Elizabeth Etheridge, Francis D’Auteuil, and Ruth Lister.
A memorial service will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joe Castell officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and immediately following the service in the funeral home lobby. At other times the family will be at the home of Chris and Tammy Perry, 110 Binnacle Court, Elizabeth City, NC. Memorial donations may be made to Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, 700 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or First United Methodist Church, 210 South Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Lister family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFh.com.
Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)
405 East Church Street