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“Love..cousin Lynette ”
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“I'm sorry for your loss I know she'll be missed when I come to family reunions for she the prefect planner. I loved her but I know that God loved...Read More »
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“Sending my Condolences and love ❤ Sorry for your loss Family ”
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“In this difficult time,may God hold you close to His heart, where He can feel your deepest loss, and feel you with His deepest love. ”
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“Auntie you well truly be miss and thanks for keeping in touch with me and seeing how I'm doing the love that you show well always stay in my heart ”
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“Sending our deepest condolences to the family.We pray that God will give you strength doing this difficult time. The Wilkins Family ”
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Thelma Elizabeth Phillips Mitchener was born on February 26, 1943, to the late Minnie Sasser and Frank Phillips. Thelma transitioned peacefully on January 9, 2021, at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC. She is preceded in death by husband Donnie Mitchener, her parents, Minnie Sasser and Frank Phillips, daughter, Annie Atkinson Wiggins, and sister, Louise Webb. Thelma attended Wayne County Schools. She was employed by Fieldcrest and K R Edwards Leaf Tobacco Company in Smithfield, NC for a number of years and later became a homemaker. Mother Thelma Mitchener was an active member of Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church in Freemont, NC. Thelma leaves to mourn: three daughters, JoAnn Holder of Selma, NC; Julia Ricks (Randolph) of Four Oaks, NC; Mary Magdalene Deyounks (Rick) of Cairo, GA; three sons, Jimmie Lee Atkinson (JoAnn) of Wendell, NC; Elbert (Peanut) Atkinson (LaTonya) of Smithfield, NC and Connell Atkinson (Tina) of Fuquay-Varina, NC. Thelma leaves a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Thelma also leaves to mourn her beloved mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jesse and Anneil Mitchener of Middlesex, NC, sisters-in-law, Donna Mitchener Jones (Donald) of Middlesex, NC, Sandra Mitche-ner Walker (Gene) of Middlesex, NC, and brother-in-law Earis Mitchener (Ollie) of Middlesex, NC and a special friend, Mother Alverta Young of Eureka, NC.

Visitation:
Wednesday, January 13
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Thursday, January 14
10:00 AM
Selma Memorial Gardens
Selma, NC 27576

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Sanders Funeral Home
806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416
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