Marjorie Sumrell Mansfield of Poplar Branch, Feb. 10

By on February 12, 2018

Mrs. Marjorie Sumrell Mansfield slipped peacefully into the presence of her Lord and savior on February 10, 2018 at home with her family by her side.

She was born September 9, 1930 in Poplar Branch, NC to the late Howard D. Sumrell and Bernice Grandy Sumrell. She was the widow of Raleigh P. Mansfield Sr. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children; JoAnn Mansfield (Gary), of Shawboro, Jayne Fentress of Knotts Island, Joan Wood (Al) of Weeksville, Raleigh P. Mansfield Jr. (Robyn) of Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren, William R. Fentress III (Lorin), Margie F. White (Brian), Joshua Wood, Cody Mansfield, and Alexa K. Mansfield; great grandchildren Madisyn Fentress, William R. Fentress IV, Brayden White, Emmett White, and Ross White; a sister, June S. Pell; a nephew, Ray Revell; two nieces, Peggy P. Westmoreland (Bob) and Rita Scarberry (David). She was predeceased by her sister, Ruby Revell; her son-in-law William R. Fentress Jr.; and one nephew, Michael Pell.


She was a loving devoted wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her greatest passion in life was her Lord and family. Her presence filled a room with beauty, sweetness and warmth. She had a great sense of humor and loved her home which she filled with kindness, strength, laughter and the smell of something good cooking.

The family would like to thank her loving, wonderful caregivers, Janet Moore, Lois Trotman and Community Hospice.

A funeral service will be held Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church in Shawboro with the Rev. Charles M. Stevens officiating. A private burial will be in the Thomas Roberts Cemetery.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Baptist Church, 765 Shawboro Road, Shawboro, NC 27973.

Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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