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Essie Rae Hassell

Posted By obits On July 12, 2021 @ 5:08 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 19 Comments

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Essie Rae McLawhorn Hassell, age 99, of Elizabeth City, NC died on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at her daughter’s home. Born in Pitt County, NC on November 28, 1921 to the late Robert McLawhorn and Dicie Stocks McLawhorn, she was the widow of Wilbert Hassell. She was an excellent seamstress and worked in manufacturing. Mrs. Hassell was a member of Fountain of Life Church and enjoyed crafting. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great great-grandmother, she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughters, Hazel Eves (Charlie) of Camden, Dean Strain of Elizabeth City, Mable Dale (Tommie) of Belvidere, Jennette Meads (Dennis) of Elizabeth City, and Shirley Spruill (Allen) of Hertford, NC; a son, Steve Hassell (Debbie) of Elizabeth City; half-sisters, Kathy, Lois, and Dorothy; half-brothers, Joe, Eugene, and Bobby; a daughter-in-law, Zella; twenty-one grandchildren; forty-eight great-grandchildren; and twenty-five great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sons, Leroy Hassell and Wilbert Hassell; and a son-in-law, Alton Strain.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Sean Hassell officiating. The service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/TwifordFuneralHome. A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Albemarle Home Care and Hospice, 1507 N. Road Street, #2, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Hassell family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.

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Contact Information:

Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States (US)
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
Email: J.J.Twiford@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from June Banks on July 12th, 2021 6:28 pm

Hazel and Dean…so sorry about the passing of your Mother. May God guide you through your sorrow. Love you both.

Condolence from Sammy & Ronda Ennis on July 12th, 2021 8:02 pm

Sammy and I are so sorry. Prayers for the family

Condolence from Phillip & Bonnie Jernigan on July 12th, 2021 11:08 pm

Mabel, Steve and the Hassell and Mclawhorn families. So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Mrs. Hassell from many years at the Pentecostal Church. May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you all during this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Venesa Daoust Raynor on July 13th, 2021 6:52 am

To the Hassell family,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Essie . She was such a sweet person. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Velma Gray on July 13th, 2021 7:48 am

So very sorry for this special family. Mrs. Essie Ray was a very special lady who will be greatly missed by all but especially by her family. She had my children in church nursery and in later years when she was still able to attend church always sat behind me. Please know that she will always hold a special spot in. Y memories.
May God comfort you all with many precious memories.

Velma Gray

Condolence from Linda Speight on July 13th, 2021 7:58 am

We are so sorry about your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Linda Speight
Doris Ferrell

Condolence from WandaHanbury on July 13th, 2021 10:54 am

We are so sorry to hear about Mrs Hassell we had a lots of good times with the family Mrs Hassell was a very nice lady. The family is in ours thoughts and prayers. Love Wanda Williams Hanbury

Condolence from Bonnie Dail Lane on July 13th, 2021 11:31 am

To the Hassell family,
I was saddened to see this today of her passing. I have many memories of playing at her/your home behind Sheep Harney School. Her home was always welcoming and full of life. I was always glad when my mom and dad would take me for a visit- mostly on Sundays. I can remember playing ball with Jeanette, Shirley and Wilbert Allen in that big open lot behind your house Life was so fun then, without a care in the world. It was always nice to see the pictures of everyone on LeRoy and Zella’s facebook pages, as we messaged each other. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
My God bless you and hold you close!

Condolence from Bonnie Simpson on July 13th, 2021 1:18 pm

MABLE AND STEVE so sorry for your loss sending prayers and love to you all

Condolence from Debra Burgess Street on July 13th, 2021 2:11 pm

Thinking of this family at this very sad time. I met Ms. Hassell many years ago as a youngster while visiting with her daughter and grandchildren. Her kindness stuck with me throughout the years. I know she will be greatly missed. I am sending my love to this family along with prayers for peace and comfort…XO..

Condolence from Jane Banks on July 13th, 2021 3:00 pm

Hazel,Dean and family so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Marie M Cuthrell on July 13th, 2021 5:05 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Ms Essie Rae .I have lots of remember of staying at her house and I was glad to go there .She always made you feel you were wanted.Family reunion were all great .So much love in family.Love and prayers to your family.

Condolence from DARRYL W MORSE on July 14th, 2021 1:09 am

So sorry to hear about the home going of your loved one. I have fond memories of Ms. Essie from Church. She was a sweet and loving person. She will be greatly missed and Heaven truly gained an Angel. May God comfort you with peace. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Nancy Sawyer on July 14th, 2021 9:27 am

Shirley so sorry to hear about your mother. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Condolence from Helen Meads on July 14th, 2021 10:46 am

Jennette…..I am sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet mom. She was always happy and smiling. A life well lived and loved. I know she will be missed. Thinking of you.

Condolence from Sheila Judge on July 14th, 2021 3:27 pm

Family, Mom and I are so sorry over your Mother’s passing. She and your Dad were good friends with Mom and Dad. We thought a lot of your family. Prayers for all of you

Condolence from Brenda Kay Jones on July 14th, 2021 3:35 pm

JEANETTE, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, my thoughts and prayers go out to all your family. She was a sweet lady. Mamie loved visiting your mom. She is in heaven now.

Condolence from Patsy Brickhouse on July 14th, 2021 4:17 pm

So sorry to hear the passing of your mom oh, I have many memories I’m spending time with Jeanette. Memories are going to Deans and having a wonderful time and Miss Hassel was always very sweet and kind. My prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Diane Clyde & Linda Ferebee on July 17th, 2021 2:07 am

Hazel and Sharlene I am sorry for your loss. I’m glad you know you will be together again … Please allow that to bring you and your family peace and comfort…
Love from The Ferebees Diane, Clyde and Linda

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