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Elizabeth Hill Creef

Posted By Jessica Twiford On December 9, 2021 @ 3:32 pm In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 27 Comments

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Elizabeth Hill Creef, 89, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, December 9, 2021, after a short illness at Peak Resources – Outer Banks with her family by her side.

Born in Alton, IL on September 25, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Dornbach Hill and Earl Preston Hill.

Mrs. Liz was involved in her community volunteering with the Girl and Boy Scouts. She was a member of the Manteo Woman’s Club for 62-years and was active in helping when Dare County built the new library.

When she and her husband moved to his hometown of Manteo after his military service, she embraced life in Dare County and many locals embraced her. She was always willing to volunteer to help others, no matter if transporting to a doctor’s appointment, just to lend a helping hand, or being a school “homeroom mother.”

A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Liz would say she was “the meanest mother in Manteo”. She not only raised her family but was the “neighborhood mom” to numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and neighborhood kids.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Creef was preceded in death by her husband of 58.5-years, Herbert Augustus “H.A.” Creef, Jr.; sister, Mary Lou Buzan; brother-in-law, Nelson Buzan brother, John Hill; and son-in-law, Lish Meekins.

She is survived by three children, Tim Creef (Denise), Liz Ann Creef-Meekins, and Buddy Creef (Kate); five grandchildren, Will Creef (Timberly), Davis Creef (Kate), Sara Creef Limmerman (Brady), Elyssa Creef, and Alex Creef; one great-granddaughter, Hattie Creef; a sister, Audrey Hawkins; and many nieces, nephews, and “adopted family”.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives Monday from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at her daughter’s home, 93 Pine Acres Road, Wanchese, NC 27981.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen (13770 Noel Rd, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380) or the American Diabetes Association (PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116).

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.


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Condolence from Faye Lewark Daniels on December 9th, 2021 4:12 pm

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

Condolence from CP “Buster” Nunemaker on December 9th, 2021 8:07 pm

Prayers for the Creef Family. I thought alot of your mom and dad.
May Gods love help you thru this time. Miss Liz was a force like all the mom’s in that neighborhood.

Condolence from Julia E Overton on December 9th, 2021 9:09 pm

Our hearts go out to the Creef Family. Ms Liz was an amazing and kind lady. She will truly be missed.

Condolence from Linda & George Pearce, Manteo, NC on December 9th, 2021 9:24 pm

So sorry. Another special person from our community gone. I have sweet memories of meeting her when I moved to Manteo back in 1967. She treated me like an old friend right from the start. I haven’t seen her often in recent years, but she will be missed. George and I send our love and sympathy to her children, other family, and many friends.

Condolence from Mary Pendill on December 9th, 2021 9:29 pm

Liz Ann, Buddy, and Tim. I am so sorry. Your mom was a special lady. I’ve know her for over 40 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Roxanne on December 9th, 2021 10:44 pm

Tim, Buddy and Lizanne
She was an awesome Lady , Friend and mother to my Friends . I have memories from playing in the side yard for hours to being a child sitter ! I cut a many yard of fabric at the Cloth Barn for MS Liz to selling her clothes at Dress Barn and Loft . she was a great lady and Friend . She will live forever in your heart . She spoke the truth and was someone you could go talk to at anytime. Enjoy the stories that many people will tell you and the Memories you will share with others . She is now in her home at the feet of our Saviour .
Love you’ll

Condolence from Tina Phronjia Bradley on December 10th, 2021 2:49 am

Prayers for all of the family. What a legacy they have graced our islands with. The hole in your heart is a reminder that she and your Dad love you, will always be with you and are watching over you.

Condolence from Earl Willis on December 10th, 2021 5:51 am

Sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. May the promises of Christ Jesus grant you peace.

Condolence from Jay whitt on December 10th, 2021 6:10 am

Pioneer Theatre. She knew I was trouble but was so nice
Loved her

Condolence from Karen L Walker on December 10th, 2021 7:58 am

Liz, Buddy, Tim and family , heartfelt condolences . May Lord comfort and bring peace as you face the departure of your loved one. She was endearing. A new road for her to travel now and the celebration of the great exchange with those that have gone before her! The circle of life continues here, a gap in hearts, until we see them once again! Prayers

Condolence from Dick Denton on December 10th, 2021 10:39 am

Liz Ann, Buddy, and Tim, so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. She was a fine lady. I knew her as a friend and as the wife of my best friend. May God give you the strength to bear the loss and the faith that you will be reunited with then again.

Condolence from Michael and Anna Midgett on December 10th, 2021 11:14 am

Thoughts and prayers for the Creef family.

Condolence from Lisa Stanley on December 10th, 2021 1:57 pm

My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Creef family.

Condolence from Tom Fearing on December 10th, 2021 3:10 pm

My condolences to Tim,LizAnne and Buddy.Your mom and dad figured into many of us Manteo youngons when we were coming up,buying tickets at the Pioneer, riding in the stationwagons,Chevys of course.The hearts and souls of uptown Manteo are leaving us,but leaving many fond memories.Peace and love to you in this season,may your grief lessen quickly but your memories abound.Tom

Condolence from Eizabeth Blizzard on December 10th, 2021 3:31 pm

My Aunt Liz Was The Kindest & Most Sincere Person I Knew – She Was Talented, Intelligent And Very Generous With Her Time & Efforts To Do Her Part To Better The Community – She Was My Girlfriend & Hero Who Came To My Recuse Many Times Without My Life – I Love Her Dearly & Will Miss Her Desperately Peace, Comfort & Healing To Lizann, Tim//Denise, Buddy/ Kate & All The Grandchildren God Bless You Everyone

Condolence from Holly Meekins Williams on December 10th, 2021 5:55 pm

Liz Ann, Tim, Buddy and families — Thinking of each of you in your great loss, and remembering your mother as the nurturing, kind and wise woman who put up with all of us who showed up on your doorstep to play in the yard or just hang out. No telling how many of us she mentored over the years, always making us feel welcome in your home, and helping us learn to try to be our best selves through time spent in Scouts, at the Pioneer, and everywhere our lives touched. She was a gracious lady whose memory I will always cherish. Much love to each of you.

Condolence from RICHARD BRIDGERS on December 10th, 2021 8:32 pm








Condolence from Nicholas & Carolyn Spallino on December 11th, 2021 6:28 am

Sorry to hear of Miss Elizabeth passing
May she Rest In Peace in Heaven

Condolence from Eunice Reid on December 11th, 2021 10:27 am

Prayers are with the Creef family at the passing of this wonderful lady.

Condolence from Mary swain miller on December 11th, 2021 11:58 am

Tim lizann and buddy I I am so sorry for the lose of your mom I have so many memories of playing in the side yard me and my brother steve swsin

Condolence from Jay and Pattie Austin, of Wanchese on December 11th, 2021 4:35 pm

Buddy, Tim, Liz Ann, and all family. Jay and I send our heartfelt condolences and prayers. Please know our hearts are with you and if we can do anything at all. Please, let us know. We keep each of you lifted in thought. We send much love and our door is always open.

Condolence from Sharon & Roy Ambrose on December 11th, 2021 9:43 pm

Liz Ann, Buddy and Tim, My heart hurts for you as you go through the grieving of your sweet Mom! I never saw Miss Liz she didn’t have that big smile on her face letting you know she was happy to see you! Roy and I love your whole family as we have been a close part of for years! Both your mom and Dad were extra special people and were certainly an asset to our county! Please know you will be in our prayers on our heart! We pray the peace of God will cover you and know will have many memories with the love you shared with her! I know Ms. Liz will be missed by so many! May God Bless each one of you richly!

Condolence from Barbara Sircey on December 13th, 2021 6:54 pm

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Ms. Liz. Ms. Audrey and your mom always treated me with kindness. May God comfort you all.

Condolence from Jo Ann Jaunich on December 14th, 2021 8:14 pm

So sorry Liz Ann. I have many fond memories of your Mom and our car rides back to DePaul. She was so sweet and her smile so wonderful. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Condolence from Pam meekins on December 15th, 2021 4:07 pm

Liz ann so sorry to hear of your moms passing.i did not know her but think of you having two family members leave and the sadness you must feel.

Condolence from Bobby owens on December 15th, 2021 10:42 pm

H. A. And Liz were a pair in separable, Liz was a quiet wonderful person . A part of true old town Manteo is gone forever.

Condolence from Sheila Golden on December 16th, 2021 5:19 am

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. It is hard when we lose on of our parents who played such a vital part in the lives go the communities that we grew up in. Know that ,the memories of of Mz. Liz will live on for many years to com….

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