Edna Small Haskett, 94, formerly of Morehead City and Mill Creek, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Brookdale Rock Springs Assisted Living in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Her funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Open Door Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. James Chadwick and Rev. Bill Hooper. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park.
Edna spent most of her life in the Mill Creek community before moving to Morehead City. In 2014, she moved to Brookdale Rock Springs Assisted Living in Kingsport, Tennessee to be close to her daughter.
She graduated from Newport High School in 1943 and went on to be a rural letter carrier for the Newport Post Office. Following that she went to work for NADEP, Cherry Point as a Security Clerk. She always loved the Mill Creek community and especially enjoyed being the Chairperson for the Mill Creek Oyster Festival for a number of years. She was a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Morehead City and her love the Lord was faithful and true.
While living at Brookdale Assisted Living for six years, she became an ambassador. She would always welcome new residents, showing them around the facility and making them feel welcome. She was a leader in showing other residents how to play games and enjoy life in their golden years.
Edna was a wonderful and loyal wife and mother who dearly loved her family, church and friends. She would always write personal messages in every card she would send out and she made a positive impact on all she encountered. While she was able, she loved to work in her garden. She also loved to read her Bible and do Word Search puzzles and Sudoku, playing bingo and being with people.
She is survived by daughter, Brenda Grable of Kingsport, TN; son, Lester Haskett Jr. and wife Susan of Fuquay-Varina, NC; sister, Pearl Fodrie of Fayetteville; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Lester Haskett; parents, James and Gladys Small; sisters, Beulah Patterson, Viola Lewis and Bertie Lilly; and brother, Herbert Small, Jesse Small and Ardell Small.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Open Door Baptist Church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff, CNA’s and all the employees of Brookdale Rock Spring, Kingsport, TN and also In Touch Care, Morehead City, NC for all their love and kindness while taking care of her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Open Door Baptist Church at 227 Highway 24, Morehead City, NC 28557, Mill Creek Fire Department at P.O. Box 1296, Newport, NC 28570 or Graham Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church at 3448 Mill Creek Rd., Newport, NC 28570.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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Open Door Baptist Church
227 Highway 24, Morehead City NC 28557
Mill Creek Fire Department
P.O. Box 1296, Newport NC 28570
Graham Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church
3448 Mill Creek Road, Newport NC 28570