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Myrtle Elizabeth (Essick) Whitaker

November 29, 1918 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 98)

The Piano Brothers
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Mrs. Myrtle Elizabeth Essick Whitaker, 98, passed peacefully away Saturday, June 24, 2017, in the company of her family, at Jacobs Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  

Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 11:00AM Saturday July 1, 2017 at Northwest Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 10:00AM until time for the service at the church on Saturday.

She was born November 29, 1918, in Mt. Airy, to the late Ida Sarah Burgess Essick and Eli Mack Essick. Myrtle spent most of her life in Colfax, NC before finally moving to Madison, NC to be closer to her remaining family.   She was a long-time member of Northwest Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC.  She retired from Guilford County Schools and her favorite past-time was fishing.  She was a beloved wife,  mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and dear friend. 

Along with her parents, Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years James Sollie Whitaker; daughter Barbara Ann Pruett; son Virgil Odean Whitaker; four sisters and one brother. 

Survivors include her son Dennis Whitaker; son-in-law John Earl Pruett; sister Bernice Rierson; grandchildren Jeff Pruett (Tisha), Kim Welborn (Ricky Davis) and Jay Adams; great-grandchildren Joshua Pruett, Jessica Atkins (John), Sydney Welborn, and Lyndsey Welborn; great-great-grandchildren Sophia Atkins and Eli Atkins. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Jacobs Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Madison and Hospice of Rockingham County. 

Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Mrs. Myrtle Whitaker to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
July 1, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Northwest Baptist Church
3605 Edgefield Road
Greensboro, NC 27409

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Northwest Baptist Church
3605 Edgefield Road
Greensboro, NC 27409


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