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Maude Brickhouse

Posted By obits On October 7, 2020 @ 1:16 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 19 Comments

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Maude Louraine Hoffler Brickhouse, 95, of Elizabeth City, NC died Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation. She was born November 21, 1924 in Pasquotank County to the late Aubrey Wilson Hoffler and Minnie Morgan Hoffler and was the widow of Saint Elmo Brickhouse. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Jenny Tatum (Brownie) of Elizabeth City, NC and Patsy Keeler (Stan) of Kitty Hawk, NC; four grandchildren, Brandon Tatum, Summer Batts, Morgan Keeler and Maggie Keeler; and four great grandchildren, Sydney, Chase, Ashlynn, and Riley. The family would like to thank the Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation staff, especially Debra and Cheryl.

A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Jason Davis officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Riverside Baptist Church, 1528 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Brickhouse family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.

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Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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Condolence from Faye Gray on October 7th, 2020 3:55 pm

Jenny, Patsy and families….your mom served Our Lord in so many capacities. She taught the kids’ Sunday School class for years, was church custodian, played the piano and sang in the choir. O yes, she was also the choir director and secretary for WMU. With all of those ‘hats’, I would still meet her down the road on her bicycle mornings on her way to Kathleen’s to walk several miles! I don’t think I ever walked into her house that there wasn’t a book on the table…normally the Bible. She lived life to the fullest as long as possible. Certainly she is reaping her reward, tilted her head to one side, chuckled and smiled. No doubt she is once again doing what she enjoyed the most in the presence of Jesus. A life well-lived. So glad I knew her.

Condolence from Debbie Cherry on October 7th, 2020 5:05 pm

Jenny,
So sorry to read about the loss of your Mother.
We have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories comfort you day by day.

Donald and Debbie Cherry

Condolence from Sarah McLawhorn Harris on October 7th, 2020 6:24 pm

Jenny and Patch,
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Sarah Harris

Condolence from Edith (Edie) Bray Cartwright on October 8th, 2020 3:11 am

Jenny, Patsy and Family, I am so sorry to see that Miss Maude has passed. She was an amazing woman and was an inspiration to so many. May God bless and comfort you all .

Edie Cartwright

Condolence from Donna Sawyer Jones on October 8th, 2020 8:18 am

Jenny, Summer and Family, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Robin Harris on October 8th, 2020 8:45 am

Aunt Maude must have walked a zillion steps in her lifetime… and although I know she will be missed – I am happy that she is now free to walk again and no longer suffering. She was very special to me. I played in her yard with my cousins many many times..in and out of her doorway and on the porch…and she was always so patient with all of us. We jumped that huge ditch over and over in the summer (do you think she kept it mowed for us??) and got Mack trucks to honk at us in the yard and screamed like crazy when they did… and she never fussed or lost her patience – she just laughed and said we were crazy. She was also our Sunday school teacher during our crazy adolescent years and we laughed and had fun with her as much as we learned important lessons. We were a handful…and I don’t think there was anyone better to handle us. My mom and dad went down and played cards with her and Uncle Elmo many times when I was little and was there with them by myself..and she always made sure I had something to do or see or explore while I was there with them (probably to keep me out of their hair).. She was a very funny person…and had a wonderful spirit about here that I always enjoyed seeing and talking with her… I don’t think I ever left that I wasn’t smiling from something she said. Her spirit and influence must have had quite an impact on me in my younger years… because I still invoke her name often when I am teaching – and have for many years. Her name just seems to fall out of me when I am talking with students and trying to give an example of something…like “you’re working an 11-7 shift and someone comes in from your family like your cousin or your Aunt Maude…” I must have dropped that Aunt Maude term a billion times. And in these last years when she was in the nursing home….whenever I was there to see students or to meet with people there…..I always made my way down to find her and stop and visit for a few minutes and talk to her…and hold her hand for just a few moments. I am so glad that she is walking and able to be Aunt Maude again.
My hearfelt love and sympathy to you Jenny and Patsy and your families.
Robin

Condolence from Allen Berry on October 8th, 2020 11:13 am

So sorry to read of your loss Jenny and Patsy and family. Our prayers are with you all at this time. Many, many years since Patsy and I were in school at Northeastern. Pray the Lord comfort you at this time.

Condolence from Susan Bach on October 8th, 2020 12:04 pm

Jenny, Patsy and family – My deepest sympathy. I have so many fond memories of Maude; she will never be forgotten. Sending prayers and love to you all.

Condolence from Gordon Trueblood on October 8th, 2020 12:04 pm

I remember Mrs. Brickhouse well…she played the organ at Riverside Baptist Church when I attended 61+ years ago. Please accept my sincere condolences. I am grateful Mrs. Brickhouse could have a long and happy life.

Condolence from Garry Harris on October 8th, 2020 4:37 pm

Jenny,Patsy and Family
All through my life there has always been Aunt Maude and Uncle Elmo. Elmo…my mother’s Uncle and Maude….my Father’s 2nd cousin. But to us…always just “Aunt Maude.”
The kindest soul and most patient teacher and choir director ever known. To have the likes of Lonnie Hill, Rob Benton, Kent Luton and myself in her choir , and still produce a joyful noise was remarkable. I learned so much from her.
When they would walk “THE BLOCK” Aunt Mary, Mrs Bray, Aunt Kathleen and Aunt Maude would walk what seemed to be a mile a minute. And they talked even faster !! I could often hear them coming towards my house well before I could catch site of them.
Aunt Maude has given so many of us fond and profound memories to cherish. I was so lucky to be one of them. We all share your loss and grief…..but we also share the joy of having known her !!
May she now rest and find her reward for a life well lived !

Condolence from Lynnette Boyce on October 8th, 2020 7:51 pm

So sorry sending prayers for your family … laugh and share your memories… Precious moments

Condolence from M. I. and Delores Ferrell on October 8th, 2020 8:02 pm

Jenny we are sorry to hear of your mom passing.

Condolence from Randy & Pam Hall on October 8th, 2020 9:46 pm

Jenny, Patsy and Family ,Pam and I are sorry to learn of your mothers passing. prayers to all, she will be missed by all who knew her.

Condolence from David Huffman on October 9th, 2020 1:38 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love to Jenny and Patsy and the family. Will always remember all those wonderful times as a kid spending time there with Aunt Maude while we were visiting as we called them Big Momma and Big Daddy next door to Aunt Maude and Uncle Moe. We know she is back to her happy and busy self again laughing and enjoying her time with everyone else that has passed on.
Love to you all♥️
David

Condolence from Bessie Reid Ward on October 10th, 2020 11:04 am

Jenny & Brownie,Patsy & Family,

My thoughts & Prayers are with all of you now at this sad time.

I know how hard it is has been , she was a “Very Fine & Special Lady “, with that beautiful smile always.

I will be thinking & praying .

Sincerely,

Bessie Reid Ward

Condolence from Bruce Huffman on October 11th, 2020 1:31 pm

My brother, sister and I will always have fond memories of our Aunt Maude. We would always spend one or two weeks visiting our “Big Mommyand Big Daddy” Brickhouse who lived next door to Aunt Maude. Thank goodness for Aunt Maude having the patience with three little children running around, playing on the old rusted swing set, trying to play basketball, or climbing the tree out back. And who can forget playing in the front yard- trying not to fall in the big ditch while playing kickball, or getting 18 wheelers to honk their horns as they drove past. Aunt Maude would sometimes take us down to the Riverside church, which seemed like it was miles away to us kids, but was almost next door. She would let us walk around the building as she tended to her work. We will always remember her smiling face. I don’t remember her ever having an ill word toward us kids, but of course I was the “good” one. The Huffman children will always love and cherish our Aunt Maude, and the memories she helped build will stay with us forever. There is a quote I remember which holds true to Aunt Maude, “You may never realize the lives you have touched, or the manner in which you have touched them, but those are the memories that stay with you for life”. We will always our Aunt Maude.

Condolence from Rev. David Benton on October 14th, 2020 10:23 am

When I think of Miss Maude and her long life, I can’t help but think about all the years that almost every morning she and other ladies in the community took a three-mile walk “around the block” on Bayside Road, Davis Bay Road and Chance’s Lane. And she road her bicycle from her house to meet the others! But that was Miss Maude…somebody who was full of energy and full of life.
I’ll always remember her roles at Riverside Baptist Church as Sunday School teacher, choir director and custodian. She brought her energy and her skills to all those roles, and touched the lives of many people. I know she impacted my life…her patience with me as a 10 year-old in her Sunday School Class…her encouragement of me as a choir member, and the interest she took in me in my ministry. She always made a point to speak to me whenever I was able to be at Riverside for a visit, and she’s the only person from Riverside that has ever visited me at a church where I was serving as pastor.
I could write so much more, but this says a lot about the kind of person, and the Christian that she was. I’m thankful to have known her all these years. And we all will miss her very much.

Condolence from Dallas Brickhouse, Jr. on October 18th, 2020 1:40 pm

Dear family, sorry to hear of Aunt Maude’so passing. We pray that the Lord will comfort you in this time of sorrow. Sorry we have not seen you for so long..
God bless you, Dallas and Brenda

Condolence from Charles White on October 29th, 2020 8:25 am

Patsy and Jenny,
Sorry that I just now saw this. What a long life she led. And what a wonderful legacy she leaves us in you two. Our Prayers are with you. May your memories of your Mom always bring you smiles and laughter. God Bless You..

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