Rachel Elizabeth Dixon Cartwright, 88 of 1669 Salem Church Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Josh Thomas Dixon and Dora Alice Thompson Dixon and the wife of seventy-one years of Ernest “Rabbit” Clement Cartwright. Mrs. Cartwright owned a country store with her husband, worked at Belk Tyler and retired from the Camden County Health Department. Affectionately known as “The Carrot Cake Queen”, she attended City Road United Methodist Church, actively participating in their craft group and the Women’s Sunshine Circle. She was also a member of the Order of St. Luke.
Mrs. Cartwright is survived by three daughters, Peggy Barber of Chesapeake, VA, Carolyn Lane and husband, Felix, of Yorktown, VA and Rebecca Morgan and husband, Tom of Gates County, NC; a son, Ernest “Bootie” C. Cartwright, Jr. and wife Terry Sue; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Melissa, Bonnie, Bret, Brad, Leah and Ashton; three step-grandchildren, Leigh, James and John and her beloved pet dogs, Buttons and Trixie. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a grandson, Felix Warren, and nine siblings, Joseph Lee Dixon, Bettie Dixon, Katie Dixon Pugh, Josh M. Dixon, Jimmie E. Dixon, Mable Alice Dixon Greene, Harry V. Dixon, George L. Dixon and Ivy V. Dixon
A funeral service will take place Friday, June 28, 2013, at 11:00 a. m. at City Road United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles McKenzie officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 at Twiford Memorial Chapel and at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to City Road United Methodist Church Building Fund, 511 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Cartwright family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences