Muriel Jones Chauncey, 96, of Clarkton, NC, passed away on December 15, 2007. Born January 31, 1911, she was the oldest daughter of Shady E. and Nellie Booth Jones. She was predeceased by husbands, Bill (1935) and Russell (1988); sons, infant (1935), William (1952) and Lloyd (1993); also siblings, Eppie Jones, S.E. Jones, Mary J. Duncan, Leona J. Smith and Lanie J. Jackson.
She is survived by a son, Fred (Leah) Chauncey of Raleigh; and a daughter, Nellie (Bill) Martin of Leland. Also surviving are grandchildren, Bill (Lois) Chauncey, Steve (Lynna) Chauncey, Sarah (Johny) Thompson, Denise (Patrick) Darrow, Christine (Namon) Baits; and daughter-in-law, Jessie (Jim) Dobson; and 21 great grandchildren.
Muriel was a Gold Star Mother, loved her Lord, and was a faithful member of Western Prong Baptist Church since 1956, until her failing health prohibited her from attending. For many, many years she stayed in the infant nursery during Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
Visitation will be at McKenzie’s Mortuary in Whiteville from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2007. Funeral services will be at Western Prong Baptist Church December 18, 2007, at 2 p.m. led by Rev. Willie McLawhorn. Burial will follow in Flynn Cemetery. At other times the family will be at her residence.
Active pallbearers are Bernard Baldwin, Carlton Boswell, Milton Bullard, Billy Creech, Wayne Creech, and Michael Hinson. Honorary pallbearers are Harold Bright, Joe Chauncey, David Duncan, Bobby Smith, Tim Tart and Kennie Watts.
As long as Muriel was able, she lived her life helping others and was most happy when doing so.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Dr., Greenville, NC 27834, National Kidney Foundation of NC, 5950 Fairview Rd Ste 550, Charlotte, NC 28210-2102.
‘In God’s love He gives life and in His mercy, He takes life.’
McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville.
ETA: Photo from 2002