Archived Story

Mrs. Anna R. Brickhouse

Published 12:07am Sunday, July 7, 2013

April 11, 1922 – July 6, 2013
At approximately 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, the Lord called Mrs. Anna Roughton Brickhouse home. Mrs. Anna was born April 11, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Annie Maitland Roughton and Joseph B. Roughton. Mrs. Anna was preceded in death by all her sisters and brothers. Her sisters were Isabella R. Belangia, Virginia R. Alexander, Julenia C. Roughton, Mary R. Jones and Janie R. Roughton. Her brothers were Odell Roughton, Joe Roughton, Herbert Roughton, Dearl Roughton, Alva Roughton and Seldon Roughton.
Mrs. Anna was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Ephraim T. Brickhouse, and sons: Joseph Thomas Brickhouse and Larry Esau Brickhouse.
Mrs. Anna lived at 2051 Soundside Road and 422 Bridge Path Road at Columbia. She was a member of Sound Side Missionary Baptist Church. She was a retired food preparer with Tyrrell County Schools and Spencer’s Restaurant on the causeway in Nags Head. She loved cooking.
Mr. Anna leaves behind a large family and many friends. Her family includes Dr. Allen J. Brickhouse of the home, Zack Brickhouse, Sr. and Seldon Brickhouse of Columbia. Her daughter, Inez B. Johnson lives in Fayetteville, N. C. Mrs. Anna has one grandson that she loved and considered him one of her children, Zack Brickhouse, Jr., called “Little Zack”. Mrs. Anna has 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She had one very special niece, Mrs. Faye R. Hemilright.
Special thanks go out to Dr. Thomas Di’Martino, Vidant Medical Staff, Roanoke Home Health for all they did to help provide care for Mrs. Anna.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Sound Side Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be Monday night, July 8, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service, 162 L. A. Keiser Drive and at other times the family will receive friends at the home on 422 Bridge Path Road. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
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