Virginia Morrisette

Virginia Morrisette

Virginia Wharton Morrisette, 96, formerly of Camden, NC died Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in New Bern, NC. She was born in Culpepper, VA, the daughter of the late John Lafayette “Fred” Wharton and Alice Sacre Wharton and the widow of Noah Stevens Morrisette. She loved listening to music with her companion Tolar Simons, singing and dancing. She was a homemaker and attended New Song Church in New Bern.

She is survived by a daughter, Penny Hyde of New Bern, NC a son, Steve Morrisette and wife Mary of Kitty Hawk, NC; a sister, Barbara Conrad and husband Tommy; three grandchildren, Justin Hyde and wife Laura, Will Morrisette, and Richard Morrisette; and one great grandchild Lyla Grace Hyde. She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Joyce Fearing and Pearl Speakman and a brother, Lewis Wharton.

A graveside funeral service will be Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in New Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you take a parent or loved one out to eat. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Morrisette family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. Helen J. McPherson

    Penny, Stevie and family
    I have you in my thoughts and prayers.
    I have a lot of good memories re the
    Morrisette family.

  2. Frances Turner Braswell

    Steve and Mary I am sorry to hear of yor moms passing. I lost my brither last year and knowing others care shall help you get through this sad time.

  3. Vivian B. Bridgers

    Penny and Steve, We were very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. May you all find comfort in knowing that you all are in the hearts and prayers of others.
    Val and Vivian Bridgers

  4. Vivian Howard (nurse)

    Sorry to hear of your Mothers passing.
    It was a pleasure knowing her.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  5. Josh and Alberta Potter

    Penny,we were so sorry to read of you mother’s death! We have thought of you and your mom often since she left Courtyards…had wondered where she was, but couldn’t seem to find out! We have missed seeing both of you! I pray for strength for you as you begin coping with your great loss! Hold on to all the fond memories. They will be a real source of comfort!

  6. Linda McMullen McClintock

    Penny ,
    I was saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing. She is with Aunt Joyce now and I know she is at peace. It is hard to lose your mother and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Steve Simmons

    Virginia was a gracious lady who enriched our lives by her presence. It was a privilege to have known her. I’m sure Tolar will want me to extend his condolences as well.

  8. Valeria Truitt

    I’m so sorry to hear that Miss Virginia has passed away. What a wonderful long life she enjoyed! The photo with the obituary is an excellent likeness. I have very much enjoyed hearing stories about her and her adventures–and I have to say, after hearing the “hair” stories, that in the photo her hair looks fantastic.

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