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Gwendolyn Faye (Ebron) Whitehurst

February 9, 1953 ~ August 8, 2020 (age 67)


I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

 ~ 2 Timothy: 4:7 ~


Ms. Gwendolyn Faye Ebron Whitehurst, 67, of 3005 Caldwell Drive, Apt 13, Greenville, North Carolina, transitioned Saturday, August 8, 2020. The Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 12:00 Noon, Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville, Blvd, Greenville, North Carolina 27834. The viewing will be held one hour prior to service. A private burial is scheduled for a later date.

Ms. Gwendolyn Ebron Whitehurst was born on February 9, 1953 to the parentage of the late Elijah Ebron and Virginia Wilson Ebron in Greenville, North Carolina.  She was educated in the Pitt County School System, and was a 1972 graduate of J.H Rose High School.  She furthered her education at Pitt Community College, graduating with a teaching certificate.  She worked at Shoney’s, in the classroom as a teacher’s aide at Stokes Elementary School, and at Home Builders Bargain Center. 

“Gwen” or “Grandma”, as she was affectionately called, had a heart of gold.  Despite what others saw or thought, she was always able to find the best in everyone that she met.  Gwen would go out of her way to help anyone, with a genuine heart that asked for nothing in return.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend who loved life and people.   Gwen loved to talk and make others laugh.  She was a long-standing member of the Ruff and Ready Volunteer Fire Auxiliary.  Gwen’s favorite past time was spending time with her family. 

Despite her many ailments, Gwen was able to make the best of the life she had been given and found the energy to praise God.  One of her greatest attributes was to make everyone feel welcomed.  She loved cooking and feeding everyone who visited her home.  She was quick to listen and offer words of encouragement when needed. 

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Gwen heard the voice of God say, “Well done my child.  Your work here is done”.  She answered the call and transitioned to glory.  She leaves to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy, two sons, Ephrain Whitehurst (Denise) of Casa Grande, Arizona, and Maurice Whitehurst (Demetria) of Baltimore, Maryland;  One sister, Patricia Ebron of Dover, Delaware; One brother, Elijah Ebron of Greenville, NC; and a host of aunts, uncles, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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On behalf of Rountree Family Mortuary, we want to extend our sincere condolences to your family in the passing of your loved one.  We want to thank you for trusting us with their care.  Rountree Family Mortuary realize we face challenging times in the midst of the current public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Rountree Family Mortuary realize that many of you are receiving questions from family members and have questions of your own related to the Coronavirus.  Rountree Family Mortuary pledges to do everything, within the mandated governmental guidelines, to ensure you have peace of mind and are able to grieve and celebrate the life and memories of your loved one like everyone else before the emergency procedures took effect.

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It is critically important that families be allowed to share their loss with others through a traditional family gathering.  Rountree Family Mortuary is willing to help you plan a more traditional service once the public health circumstances have improved.  This is a rapidly evolving situation and information and guidance change frequently.  We will continue to update you with new or relevant information as the need arises.

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May God bless you and keep you,


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August 15, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church (Farmville Blvd, Greenville, North Carolina)

Funeral Service
August 15, 2020

12:00 PM
Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church
1610 Farmville Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834

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