Mrs. Esther Stokes Tyson

Published 10:16 pm Friday, January 16, 2009

By Staff
Mrs. Esther Stokes Tyson, 79, a longtime resident of 500 Mill Road, Washington, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Britthaven of Washington.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2009 in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with John Anderson, Minister, officiating. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Jeff Hardin, Kyle Stalls, Phil Stalls, Grant Stewart, Derek Stewart and Ricky Whitfield will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington.
Mrs. Tyson was born October 23, 1929 in Pitt County to Jennings B. and Mamie Rouse Stokes. Esther graduated from Grimesland High School. On September 8, 1951, Esther married J. B. Tyson, Jr. who preceded her in death in April, 2004. She lived many years in the Calico area of Pitt County and later moved to the Old Ford area of Beaufort County. She retired from National Spinning Company with 38 years of service. Mrs. Tyson enjoyed doing crafts as a hobby. Esther was a resident of The Williamston House, an assisted living facility, for three years.
Survivors include four daughters, Jill C. Whitfield and husband Ricky of Williamston; Terry Stalls and husband Phil; Regana “Faye” Hardin and husband Jeff; and Regina “Gaye” Stewart all of Washington; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brothers James “Tom” Stokes of Greenville, William “Fred” Stokes of South Carolina and Melvin Stokes; and sisters Alma S. Mills and Nancy S. Everette both of Greenville.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Tyson was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Tyson, Jr., three brothers, George W. Stokes, J.B. Stokes, Jr. and Elbert R. Stokes; three sisters Mable S. King, Sylvia S. Bailke and Emma S. Brewer and grandson Rusty Shane Stewart.
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Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Tyson family.
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