George Roosevelt Ebron, Jr.

Published 9:58 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1

George Roosevelt Ebron, Jr., 88, was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 25, 1929, to the late George Roosevelt Ebron, Sr. and Delzora Bland Ebron. He was the oldest of three children.

George served as a Private in the United States Army from 1951-1953. He later entered Fayetteville State University as an education major. While studying at FSU, he became a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and also met the love of his life, Helen Yvonne Lewis. They were later married and to this union, there were two children, Tony and Sherri.

After 6½ years as teacher and guidance counselor, George was appointed and served as the principal of Belhaven Elementary School from 1970-1996. He always enjoyed learning and that love matriculated to his staff and students.

Some of George’s affiliations included: Town Council (Mayor Pro-Tem), St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church (Deacon Board), Community Developers of Beaufort-Hyde, Inc. (Chairman), Mid-East Commission (Vice-Chairman), Tideland Mental Health Center (Member of Board of Directors), and Shepherd Staff (President).

During his career, George received numerous awards and recognitions including 1994 Principal of the Year. He also had an interest in politics and was constantly looking for ways to help and best serve others.

In his spare time, George loved to take his boat and go fishing with his buddies, Albert Baker, Frank Ambrose, Sparrow Jeanette, and brother-in-law, Frank Alston.

Nothing gave him more joy than worshipping God, family gatherings, family vacations and spending quality time with his six grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his devoted wife, Helen, son Tony (Carol), daughter Sherri (Steve), daughter Deberal, sisters Rosa Beamon and Ludia Smith, grandchildren, Steve Jr. (SJ), Adrian, Brandi, Garrison, Tyler, and Tony, Jr (Reese), Teresa Whitney, a loving and devoted cousin, four brothers-in-law, Johnnie Lewis, Clinton Lewis, Aurdres Lewis, and James Beamon, two sisters-in-law, the late Lorraine Lewis and Christine Lewis. Long time neighbors and special friends: Albert and Bertha Baker and the late Frank and Willie Bell Ambrose, Marjelene Whitley Watts, a faithful and loving friend, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at John A. Wilkinson Center, Belhaven. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Hillside Funeral Service. Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Ebron family.

During the service, the following will serve as: flower bearers — granddaughter and nieces; pallbearers, nephews; honorary pallbearers, grandsons.

We are sincerely grateful for the outpouring of love, kindness and fervent prayers during the illness and passing of our husband, father and grandfather.

A very special thank you goes to: Rev. James Harris and St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church Family, Belhaven; United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church Family, Winston-Salem; Dr. Lee A. Lewis and Morning Star Baptist Church Family, Roanoke, Virginia; Danby House Memory Care, Winston-Salem; Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Winston Salem; our loving neighbors “on the block” for your thoughtfulness, prayers, love, watchful eye and other random acts of kindness!