Mollie Gallop Royals, native of Manteo, Sept.28

By on September 29, 2017

Mollie Gallop Royals, 90, of Chesapeake, Virginia died Thursday, September 28, 2017. A native of Manteo, NC, she was the daughter of the late Mollie Shannon Gallop and Hiram Clyde Gallop. Mollie was a homemaker and the widow of John D. Royals Sr.

Mollie is survived by a daughter, Mary Lou Lundholm (Gary) of Chesapeake, VA; a son, John D. Royals, Jr. (Pam) of Chesapeake, VA; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also, surviving are six sisters, Lucinda Baum of Manns Harbor, NC, Mildred West of Siler City, NC, Ruth Creef of Manteo, NC, Myrkie Stevens (Keith) of Norfolk, VA, Lucile Sykes (Howard) of Virginia Beach, VA, and Elizabeth Cox of Kitty Hawk, NC.

Along with her parents and husband, Mollie was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia R. Morgan.


A funeral will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017, at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo, NC with Rev. Frank Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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