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Hope Wilson (Bell) Sawyer

April 25, 1924 ~ June 25, 2017 (age 93)

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Hope Bell Wilson Sawyer, 93, of Angier, NC, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, peacefully with her family by her side. 

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 11:00 am, at the New Life Church, 2911 Old Cherry Point Road, New Bern, NC, with Rev. Robert Bragan presiding. Interment will follow at Rainbow United Methodist Church Cemetery, 3150 Highway 58 S, Snow Hill, NC

Hope was born in Pitt County, NC to the late Benjamin Franklin Bell and Emma Mae Phillips. She  loved helping people and never met a stranger. She was known in her community and Church for her home decorating and cooking.  She loved working in her beautiful flowers and gardens. She was a member of the Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church in Angier, NC.

Hope is survived by her son; Mickey Wilson of Bayboro, NC; daughter, Judy McGhee and husband Charles McGhee of Angier, NC; granddaughter Kim Lazenby and husband Douglas Lazenby of Clayton, NC, Cathy Pippin and husband Bryon Pippin of Riverview, FL; great grandsons, Tyler Lazenby and wife Kymberlea Lazenby and great great grandsons, Holden Sawyer Lazenby of St. Petersburg, FL, and Charles Brent Inscore and wife Brandi Inscore of Buffalo Junction, VA; Great grand daughters, Brooklyn and Ashlyn Pippin of Riverview, FL; Many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She is preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Franklin Bell and mother Emma Mae Phillips; 4 brothers and 7 sisters.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner’s Cripple Children’s Fund, Sudan Temple, PO Box 490, New Bern, NC  28560.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Cremations, Havelock, NC

908 Lake Road

Havelock, NC  28532


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New Life Church
2911 Old Cherry Point Road
New Bern, NC 28560

New Life Church
2911 Old Cherry Point Road
New Bern, NC 28560

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