Twyla Lucas Giles

In Memorial

Twyla Lucas Giles, 66, of 632 Old U.S. Highway 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC departed this life on Monday, December 8, 2008, at Sentara Norfolk Hospital and went home to be with her Lord where she will spend eternity. Ms. Giles was the daughter of the late Joseph and Beatrice Lucas of New Jersey. She was a retired sales manager for Belk Department Store of Elizabeth City and a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Elizabeth City.

Survivors include a daughter, Robyn Giles Eure, and her husband, Julian, of Elizabeth City; a granddaughter, Kathleen Nicole Eure, of Bakersfield, California; a sister, Viria Smith, of New Jersey; two brothers, Fred Lucas of California and Don Lucas of Delaware; two nieces, Margaret Schemeley of New Jersey and Thoira Wright of Delaware; and five great-nephews.

Family was important to Twyla. It was her parting wish that her family know this: ‘Lord, I pray that whatever my family remembers of me, let them remember how much I love them and how special they are’.

A memorial service will be held at First Church of the Nazarene in Elizabeth City Thursday, December 11, 2008, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Marty Cunningham officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the church. Memorial donations may be made to First Church of the Nazarene Missionary Society, 1085 U.S. Highway 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the Giles family. To sign the online guest register, please visit

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