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Lee McPherson

Posted By obits On April 13, 2022 @ 2:26 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 48 Comments

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Richard Lee McPherson, age 61, of Camden, NC died on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at his home. Born in Chowan County, NC on August 20, 1960 to the late Joseph Lee McPherson and Patricia Dare McPherson, he was the husband of Gloria Brinkley McPherson. A retired Law Enforcement Officer, he loved spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, playing cards, NASCAR racing, and was a diehard Washington Redskins fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Tonya Parks (Richard Rostant) of Kitty Hawk, NC, Tammy Ellenburg (Gary) of Elizabeth City, NC, and Dawn Jernigan (Gary) of Camden, NC; a son, Joseph McPherson (Nicole); a sister, JoAnn Forbes (Burnette) of Camden, NC; a brother, Preston Earl McPherson of Elizabeth City, NC; his grandchildren, Makayla, Alecia, Ethan, Christian, Gracie, Noah, and Liam; and his beloved fur baby, Abby Girl. He was predeceased by two sisters Patricia Faye McPherson and Anita Kennedy and a brother, Phillip Keith McPherson.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating. The service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/TwifordFuneralHome. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home and at all other times at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the McPherson family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com. To plant a tree in memory of Mr. McPherson or to send flowers to the family, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.

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 Venesa Daoust Raynor on April 13th, 2022 2:48 pm

Gloria and family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Frank koch on April 13th, 2022 4:43 pm

Shocked to hear of Lee’s passing , I was fortunate enough to work along side of him in an adjoining agency and got to know him pretty well. He was full of and loved life to the fullest Condolences to the family and RIP my friend.

Condolence from C.W. Overton on April 13th, 2022 4:48 pm

Truly gonna miss you my friend . I know you’re already in heaven showing the Good Lord some fishing tips . Rest in peace . May you suffer no more .

Condolence from Ann Spivey on April 13th, 2022 5:28 pm

So sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. I enjoyed working with him. He always met you with a welcoming smile. My condolences to his family and friends.

Condolence from Tj Langley and family on April 13th, 2022 5:41 pm

Well brother I enjoyed the times we shared from playing cards or playing golf. You were a wonderful supervisor too. Also a wonderful friend. Man it don’t seem real. I was coming to see you Tuesday but the good lord wanted you. I love you man. Till we meet again patrolling the heavens keeping everyone safe like we did here. Gloria and family love you guys.

Condolence from Jen Mercer on April 13th, 2022 6:07 pm

Gloria and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. He was such a family man. He was the one that could get Ethan outside and do some fishing. Hold on the all the wonderful memories during the hard times. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Condolence from Patti Henning on April 13th, 2022 6:47 pm

Saddened to learn of Lee’s passing. Met him many years ago when I was a nurse in the ER and with the Rescue Squad. He was such a nice guy, always smiling and joking with whoever was around him. Prayers for his family, that God brings them comfort.

Condolence from Brenda K Hollowell on April 13th, 2022 7:02 pm

So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Mary Ann Pierce on April 13th, 2022 8:10 pm

To the Mcpherson Family,

So sorry to hear about your loss. i thought alot of lee .He is going to be missed. My thought and prayers are with yall at this difficult time.

Condolence from Lee Gregory on April 13th, 2022 8:21 pm

So sorry to hear about Lee, I enjoyed working with him ,really a good guy. Always had a smile.

Condolence from Jeff Johnson on April 13th, 2022 8:28 pm

A very good family man and one of best friends. I will never forget Sgt. McPherson and I know is is in heaven still smiling. RIP LEE…

Condolence from James Lantz on April 13th, 2022 8:47 pm

He was a good lawman,and a good man.RIP friend.Deepest condolences to his family

Condolence from Denise weatherly on April 13th, 2022 9:05 pm

I am so heartbroken to see this I had some of the best childhood times growing up around this family god please put your hands on them and give them comfort in the times ahead love and prayers to the family ❤️

Condolence from Terry Atkinson on April 13th, 2022 9:30 pm

Rip in peace Lee,sure gonna miss you ,sending hugs and prayers for Gloria, Joe, Tonya, Tammy and Dawn and the rest of the family

Condolence from Courtney Boyce on April 13th, 2022 10:04 pm

So sorry to hear about Lee, he was such a sweet man. He will be deeply missed. Prayers for you Gloria.

♥️Courtney & Kayden

Condolence from Mike Lawrence on April 14th, 2022 3:57 am

Tammy , Dawn and family I am sorry to hear of his passing. You are in my prayers.

Condolence from bettieduncan on April 14th, 2022 5:08 am

so sorry to hear for your loss I met him throught lloyd monds and his parents

Condolence from John Edmondson on April 14th, 2022 6:18 am

Gloria and Family,

So sorry to hear about Lee. Will be praying for all of you. My deepest sympathies.

Condolence from Suzy and Mike Staples on April 14th, 2022 6:28 am

So sorry for your loss. Lee was a wonderful man and will be cherished and remembered by many.

Condolence from Anne Whitson on April 14th, 2022 6:54 am

Gloria and family, So sorry to read about Lee. He is no longer in pain, now with our Lord and Savior Jesus.

Condolence from Robyn Cook on April 14th, 2022 11:32 am

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Lee many years ago. My prayers will be with you for your days to come. They will be hard, but turn your eyes toward the Heavens and take each day as they come.

Condolence from Doug and Donna Harrell on April 14th, 2022 2:02 pm

So sorry for your loss. Lee was always such a pleasant person to be around and always smiling . He will be missed . Prayers for the entire family

Condolence from David layne on April 14th, 2022 3:54 pm

I can’t believe a good man is gone. Lee and I worked at Hertford police dept together. We had a lot of good talks together working night shifts! He was always fun to be around and we laughed a lot together. Your duty on earth is done my brother, blessed are the peace makers. Gloria, you and your family are in my prayers God bless

Condolence from Tony Marsh & Family on April 14th, 2022 4:16 pm

We are so very sorry for your Families loss,you all are In our prayers.Sending prayers & Love to you all.

Condolence from Bill Ward on April 14th, 2022 5:23 pm

So sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. We worked many nights together, he in Camden and I in Pasquotank. I always looked forward to our late night breaks together at the old Sweet 17 where we would share coffee and much humor. Lee was a fine gentleman and a trusted partner and will be greatly missed. We pray that God will wrap the family in peace and comfort through the coming days.

Condolence from Roger and Donna Luff on April 14th, 2022 6:34 pm

Sorry to hear of Lee’s passing . May you find comfort in this difficult time .

Condolence from PaTricia Crump on April 14th, 2022 6:35 pm

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Mr. Lee was always such kind and thoughtful man to us at ambrose furniture. He loved his family greatly. You all are in my thoughts and prayers .

Condolence from Charles Ferrell on April 14th, 2022 6:57 pm

I am so very sorry for the loss of Lee. I extend my most sincerest condolences to the family.

Condolence from Chris Schilling and Family on April 14th, 2022 10:04 pm

It’s been a while since we talked but you were always a great friend and mentor. I learned a lot working with you in Hertford. Rest Easy

Condolence from Duncan Lane on April 14th, 2022 11:11 pm

R.I.P MY Friend, Enjoyed knowing you and meeting you though C.O.A BLET CLASSES riding with you in CAMDEN also say you are not forgotten I SLAUTE YOU SIR . Knowing you put up a long fight but you don’t HURT anymore ENJOY your NEW
Life SIR . ,BY 4 now…

Condolence from Carm Hooper on April 15th, 2022 12:27 am

My heart aches for your loss. Archie spent many happy nights with Lee cooking pig! I still use Lee’s sauce recipe. You are all in my prayers.

Carm Hooper
(Aka Archie’s widow)
Alvin, TX

Condolence from Phillip ferebee on April 15th, 2022 2:35 am

Sorry to about Lee he was a great man God bless

Condolence from BJ Cooper on April 15th, 2022 10:35 am

Mrs Gloria and family I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Lee will be missed.

Condolence from Terry williams on April 15th, 2022 6:19 pm

Gloria and family,. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Lee Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers

Condolence from Tina Mattthews on April 15th, 2022 6:19 pm

I am so saddened to see Lee has passed! I always looked forward to he and other officers coming into Tommy’s for dinner -Lee always had a smile on his face and would joke around and make me laugh. Gloria my thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Rip Lee and fish all ya can now buddy!!!

Condolence from Bryan Shea on April 16th, 2022 11:15 am

I am so sorry for your loss! We had some good times in Camden from playing cards, fishing, cooking a good meal to a fun trip to Atlantic City years ago. Lee was a great guy to be around and always had a smile on his face.!

Condolence from Jean Walker and family on April 16th, 2022 3:35 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all. Much love.

Condolence from Danielle Jackson on April 16th, 2022 5:16 pm

Gloria and the McPherson family,

My heart breaks for you all. You will be in my heart and my thoughts as you go through this difficult time.

With love,
Danielle and the Jackson family

Condolence from Kandace Magee on April 16th, 2022 5:50 pm

Sorry for your loss. Sending love to you and your family

Condolence from Pam Lasater on April 16th, 2022 7:24 pm

Condolences to my family there. Gloria I am praying for you to have strength and for God to comfort you with other family while you morn this loss. He will chatting it up with Mama in Heaven! Mama loved all y’all there and talked about Joseph Lee all the time. God bless you. We love you.

Condolence from Donna M Williams Jones on April 16th, 2022 8:22 pm

So sorry for your loss. We love u and Lee so much. May God be with u and the family. Prayers for all of the family. If u need anything please c let me know. Love u all.

Condolence from Terrie on April 17th, 2022 9:20 am

JC Boyce & Terrie

We are saddened and yet rejoicing! God has called home one of his Angels. No more suffering. Rest easy Lee, as your work on earth is done. Watch over your family. Until we see you again…
Prayers of peace and comfort

Condolence from Diane & RP White on April 17th, 2022 11:33 am

So sorry to hear this…So enjoyed Lees company…Always smiling❤️❤️Will be missed by so many…Wonderful memories!!

Condolence from Wendy, Bryan, Will and Wes Overton on April 17th, 2022 1:40 pm

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

Condolence from Candice Sawyer on April 17th, 2022 2:05 pm

Preston and Family Covah and I are praying for you and your family during this time of loss.

Condolence from PARKER NEWBERN on April 17th, 2022 9:09 pm

Gloria, Joe and Burnette so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. Lee and I spent a lot of time together cooking, playing golf , hunting , fishing and working together. He was a super nice person and a good friend. He always had a smile on his face and will surely be missed. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the families involved.

Condolence from Terrie Bohren on April 18th, 2022 12:34 pm

So sorry to hear about Lee’s passing. Thoughts and prayers and love for the whole McPherson!!

Condolence from Brenda Jordan on April 20th, 2022 8:12 pm

Gloria and Family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one.
Thinking of you and praying for you to find peace in the days ahead.

Brenda Jordan

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