AHOSKIE – Faye Gallop Sumner, age 90, of NC 561 E., died Friday, August 19, 2011, at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center in Black Mountain, NC.
Mrs. Sumner was born in Harbinger, Currituck County, NC, on September 4, 1920, a daughter of the late Eddie and Mae Poore Gallop. She was a member of Hickory Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary and was very active until her health failed. Faye worked at Ahoskie Graded School as lunchroom manager, serving in that capacity for 20 years.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Becky Jo Sumner of Black Mountain and Ahoskie. Besides her parents, Mrs. Sumner was predeceased by her husband, McCoy Sumner.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at Hickory Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Williams and Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home before the service on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to Cragmont Assembly, 1233 North Fork Road, Black Mountain, NC, 28711; or to McCoy and Faye Sumner Endowment, Mount Olive College, 634 Henderson Street, Mount Olive, NC, 28365.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.
Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie is serving the Sumner family.