Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 2, 2009
Roxie B. Waters, 92, of 3349 Waters Ave., Suffolk, died Thursday, April 30, 2009 at her residence. She was a native of Bertie County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Thomas H. Brown and Mittie Jenkins Brown. She was also predeceased by her husband, Earnest Waters Sr.; son, Snow A. Waters Sr.; and daughter, Pearl C. Waters; and brothers and sisters.
She retired as a cafeteria worker in the Suffolk Public Schools system. She was a faithful member of Canaan Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Mother Board.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Louise Tillery (Lee Otis), of Suffolk; Roxie G. Gillis (Lee), of Lawrenceville, Va.; three sons, Earnest Waters Jr. (Mildred), Leroy Waters (Carolyn), both of Suffolk, and Thomas Waters Jr. (Gracie), of Ivor, Va.; also reared as her children, Janice Waters, of Norfolk, Va., Peggy Farrar, of Suffolk, and Snow A. Waters Jr. (Dorothy), of Suffolk; 22 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ophelia McCray, of Chesapeake, Va., and Jeanette Jenkins (Alton), of Ahoskie, N.C.; one brother, James Brown, of Hampton, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at noon Monday, May 4, 2009 at Canaan Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Robert Barnes. Interment will be in Waters-Johnson Family Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.