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Annie Mae Tarkington

Posted By obits On May 19, 2020 @ 12:25 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 52 Comments

Annie Mae Egan Tarkington, age 94, of Camden, NC died Monday, May 18, 2020 at Brookdale Nursing Center in Elizabeth City, NC. She was born November 9, 1925 to the late Patrick Henry Egan and Myrtle McCoy Egan and was the wife of the late Tully R. Tarkington, Sr. She was a lifelong member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorelle Tarkington Staples and husband Carl of Shawboro, NC; her son, Tully R. “Robbie” Tarkington, Jr. of Camden, NC; and two grandchildren, Zachary Staples and Shannon Staples. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Ricks, Catherine Benthal, Margaret McPherson and Charlie Egan.

A private family graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Tarkington Family Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Darryl Stallings. Memorial donations may be made to the Ebenezer Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 219, South Mills, NC 27976. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Tarkington family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.

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Condolence from Linda Ferrell Speight on May 19th, 2020 12:45 pm

I am so sorry about your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you at this time.

Sincerely,
Linda and Hannah Speight

Condolence from Tracy Lane on May 19th, 2020 1:02 pm

I’m so sorry Robbie, Lorelle & Family. I have so many great memories of Miss Annie Mae. She was a wonderful lady. Praying for each of you.

Condolence from Kenneth C.Ferrell Sr on May 19th, 2020 1:49 pm

Robbie sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.

Condolence from Phillip& Mary Ferebee on May 19th, 2020 2:51 pm

The Tarkington Family,

So sorry to hear about your loss .Our prayers are with y’all at this diffuilt time.

Condolence from Roy and Debbie Heath on May 19th, 2020 3:21 pm

Robbie, Lorelle and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Saying prayers of comfort for all of you.

Condolence from Gary and Christine Ambrose on May 19th, 2020 3:23 pm

Heaven has gained another sweet, lovely, precious woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Robbie and Lorelle . She was a special lady!

Condolence from Kathy Leary on May 19th, 2020 3:36 pm

Lorelle and Robbie – I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Robin Cherry on May 19th, 2020 3:38 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Condolence from David Meiggs on May 19th, 2020 3:56 pm

Mrs. Annie Mae was one special Lady. Always so kind and pleasant to be around when we were growing up. I know you guys will miss her dearly but cherish the fond memories. Prayers for your peace and comfort.

Condolence from Toni Dupree on May 19th, 2020 4:08 pm

So sorry for your loss. Praying . Love ❤️ the Dupree family.

Condolence from Susan Gagnon on May 19th, 2020 4:16 pm

Your Mother was a sweet person ,and raised two very nice children. Please except our condolences. The Gagnon Family

Condolence from Brenda Algood on May 19th, 2020 4:18 pm

Robbie and Lorelle, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs.

Condolence from Gladys Jones on May 19th, 2020 4:41 pm

Gladys, Carol and Curtis Jones

Robbie and Lorelle

You are all in our prayers , I have fond memories of all of us getting together for holidays and just because family times.

Condolence from Joe and Wanda Sanderlin Forbes J on May 19th, 2020 4:53 pm

Lorelle, Robbie and family.
So sorry to hear of Miss Annie Mae’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
Joe and Wanda Forbes

Condolence from Billy Stallings on May 19th, 2020 4:55 pm

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Billy & Donna Stallings

Condolence from Joe and Wanda Forbes on May 19th, 2020 4:59 pm

Lorelle, Robbie and family,
So sorry to hear of Miss Annie Mae’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

Joe and Wanda Forbes

Condolence from Joyce Burnham James on May 19th, 2020 5:07 pm

Lorelle and Robbie I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Bill and Trish Griffin on May 19th, 2020 5:30 pm

Lorelle and Shannon, heartfelt condolences from Bill and Trish. May the Lord bless you during this trying time.

Condolence from Randy and Karen Kidd on May 19th, 2020 6:24 pm

Lorelle and Robbie, your Mom was one of the sweetest persons I’ve ever met. Her words of wisdom “one half doesn’t know….” and well you know the rest….. have never been more true. We are so blessed to have known her. We hope your memories help to make this difficult time bearable. Love and prayers sent your way.

Condolence from Lee Ann Self on May 19th, 2020 7:08 pm

Lorelle and Robbie, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a sweet lady. I really enjoyed the time I got to share with her. We would often talk about cooking and people from church. You will be in my prayers.

Condolence from Anna &Grant Riggs on May 19th, 2020 7:17 pm

Robbie , Lorelle and family, we are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. What a sweet lady! She is rejoicing in heaven today! Much love to you all.

Condolence from Mary Cherry Tirak on May 19th, 2020 7:29 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Peggy Bray on May 19th, 2020 7:43 pm

Lorelle, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was such a sweet lady. My Mother thought a lot of her too. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Bill & Billie on May 19th, 2020 8:26 pm

She was special in every way and will be truly missed by all that knew her.

Condolence from Penelope Leary Smith on May 19th, 2020 8:36 pm

My prayers are with you during this time of your loss. What great memories in knowing your mother plus hearing the stories of when my mother and she worked together. Just think they can now share those memories of their younger years together now in heaven. Take care and most of all cherish those precious memories you have of her. God be with you and yours.

Condolence from David Ricks on May 19th, 2020 8:47 pm

Robbie and Lorelle we are deeply sorry for the loss of your mother. We will keep your family in our prayers.

David and Carnell Ricks

Condolence from Ann Rushing on May 19th, 2020 9:01 pm

Robbie and Lorelle,
I sure will miss Annie Mae. I always looked forward to seeing her on a trip back to Elizabeth City. I have you in my prayers and will be thinking of you, especially on Friday.
Love, Ann R

Condolence from Anne and Kevin Jennings on May 19th, 2020 9:23 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. It probably makes it worse in these sad times. I know it was especially difficult not being able to visit. Now we can’t go through our traditional rituals and can’t get all those comforting hugs that are so needed. I pray that the entire family will be comforted by the embrace of Father God.

Condolence from Lynn Needham on May 19th, 2020 11:08 pm

Robbie, Lorelle and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Lynn and Leon Needham

Condolence from Alicia Allen on May 19th, 2020 11:16 pm

I pray for y’all during this trying time. I didnt care for Annie long but she was always a joy to care for. She will be missed at Brookdale.

Condolence from Josephine Griffin on May 20th, 2020 1:20 am

It was an honor to work with Ms Annie Mae. She and I formed a bond . She always made my day at work with her funny ways. I will surely miss seeing Ms . Beautiful Annie Mae as I would call her. It wont be the same without her.

Condolence from Fred Upton on May 20th, 2020 6:50 am

I’m very sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept my condolences during this difficult time.

Condolence from Daniel & Cindy Sawyer on May 20th, 2020 7:32 am

Ms Annie Mae was the sweetest and made the best lemon pound cake ever!! Lots of fond memories of her when she was able to attend church!! Praying for comfort and peace for all the family!!

Condolence from Tammy Egan on May 20th, 2020 8:38 am

I am so sorry to hear of aunt Annie Mae’s passing. I will miss her loving personality, and all the stories she would share with me about my Granny.
Prayers for your family.

Condolence from Ella Godfrey on May 20th, 2020 8:46 am

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Annie. She was a great meal companion for my mother at Brookdale. I always looked forward to seeing her and to hear her say something witty. My prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Charles Ferrell on May 20th, 2020 3:37 pm

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Miss Annie. I extend my condolences to the family.

Sincerely,
Charles Ferrell

Condolence from Carnell Berry on May 20th, 2020 8:00 pm

Robbie & Lorelle, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.
Love,
Carnell & Janet Berry

Condolence from Elizabeth Harris on May 20th, 2020 8:04 pm

Robbie and family

We are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I know she is in a better place. She was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God bless you
Fletcher and Betty Sue

Condolence from Betty Heath on May 20th, 2020 8:48 pm

Robbie, we are sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She is in a better place with no pain or tears. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Carl & Betty Heath

Condolence from Karen Jackson on May 20th, 2020 9:44 pm

Condolences from Jeff & Karen.

Condolence from Rusty Hastings on May 21st, 2020 8:58 am

Lorelle,Robbie,really sorry to hear about your mom,she was a very sweet lady and will be greatly missed,please accept my condolences during these difficult times

Condolence from Kim on May 21st, 2020 9:14 am

I am so sorry for your loss, she was such a spitfire and I loved her dearly. Her morning kisses are what helped me make it through the day at Brookdale.

Condolence from Linda Elmore on May 21st, 2020 11:25 am

Sorry to hear about Mrs Annie Mae. Praying for comfort & peace.

Condolence from Robyn Bruton on May 21st, 2020 11:48 am

Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Condolence from Renae Rice on May 21st, 2020 12:39 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Miss Annie was such a sweetheart, she always had us laughing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Sherry Gaskins on May 21st, 2020 2:45 pm

Lorelle and family
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Jack and Vicki Ward on May 21st, 2020 6:33 pm

We were very sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God be with you and comfort you.

Condolence from Anita B. Whitehurst on May 23rd, 2020 2:38 pm

Robbie, Lorelle and family,

I have such fond memories of Ms. Annie Mae. I can see her standing at the kitchen stove with her apron on cooking away. She was a wonderful cook and I so enjoyed eating there. She had a way with words and I always enjoy our conversations. I am sure Tully was so glad to see her smiling face. It nice to know in this time of loss they are together again. Love and prayers to each of you . Remember she is always with you in your heart and in the memories you hold dear.

Condolence from BettyLou David on May 23rd, 2020 8:16 pm

Lorelle , Shannon,Carl and Zac,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother/grandmother. She was a special lady. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Virtual hugs
BL

Condolence from Jeannie Rushby on May 24th, 2020 10:18 am

Robbie, Lorelle, Carl, Zach and Shannon – Sending love and prayers for peace to all of you. Annie Mae was so full of life, intelligence and humor. She was one of those lovely characters in my life that will stay with me always. Great memories of a beautiful lady.

Condolence from Birdie Berry on May 25th, 2020 12:19 pm

So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She always made me laugh. Thoughts and prayers for you all.
Paulette & Marty

Condolence from Bryan,, Wendy, Will, and Wes Overton on May 27th, 2020 10:41 am

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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