Myrtle Best

Myrtle Best

Myrtle Meads Best, 85, formerly of 538 Meadstown Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Winslow Memorial Home.  A native of Pasquotank County, she was the daughter of the late John A. Meads and Mary Jane Luton Meads and the widow of Jack Wallace Best.  She was a member of Olivet Lakes Pentecostal Holiness Church and a homemaker.  She loved animals and flowers.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Curtis of Raleigh, NC; a sister, Beatrice “Kitty” Godfrey of Camden, NC; three grandchildren, Joseph Neizer of Raleigh, NC, Amanda Best of New Port Beach, CA, and Tommy Cherry and wife Nichole of Indiana, PA; and three great-grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by a son, Jack A. Best; three sisters, Sadie Pritchard, Audrey Lane, and Mary E. “Lizzy” Chambers; five brothers, Robert Meads, Charlie Meads, Tom Meads, John Meads, and Frank Meads.  Special thanks to caregivers, Sharon Meads Weitzel, Rebecca Spear, and Autumn Hudson.

A funeral service will be Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roland Cooper officiating.  Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home lobby immediately after the service.

Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Best family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. Bess Ward

    Linda,& Family,

    I’m so sorry to read about your Mom’s passing..

    My prayer’s are with you and your family now.

    You may remember me, I grew up near you and I was your bus driver for Weeksville.


    Bessie Reid Ward

  2. Nancy Hearn Francis

    Linda and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear about your Mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I fondly remember your Mom when you and I were in high school. She was always so sweet to me. Miss you.
    Nancy Hearn Francis

  3. Sarah McLawhorn Harris

    So sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I know how difficult times like this can be. Take Care..

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