Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Alverta Harrell Warren, being the last sibling of her family, departed this earthly life Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Autumn Care Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Nansemond County (Suffolk) and was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mamie Saunders Harrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Warren, and her siblings, Estelle H. Williams, Charles Harrell, Wells Harrell, Eunice H. Gardner, Lenora S.Miller and Mamie S. Jones.
Mrs. Warren was formerly a nurses’ aide at Louise Obici Hospital in Suffolk and retired from Bergen County Hospital in Paramus, N.J. after more than 20 years.
She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church Mahan Street.
She is survived by her nieces, Jean Williams Reid (Daniel), of New York, Barbara W. Butler-Doughty (George), Charlene Gardner-Franklin, Lucille Jones Rodgers (James) and Mary Jones, all of Suffolk; nephews, Leroy Peter Gardner and Denell Williams (Doris), of Suffolk; great-nieces, LaLisa Reid, of New York, and Danyelle Williams Walker, of Suffolk; great-nephews, Larry Williams (Jean), Frank Williams Jr. (Shelia), of Suffolk, Michael S. Williams (Karen), of Silver Spring Md., Bryant Dixon, Denell Williams Jr., of Suffolk, Jonathan R. Butler (Brandy), of Upper Marlboro, Md., Darryl Butler (Rosalie), of Columbia, Md., and other relatives; goddaughter, Faye Davis, of Washington, D.C.; longtime friends, Ms. Francis Powell, of Fairfax, Va., Ms. Elizabeth Johnson, of Temple Hill, Md., and Ms. Evelyn Blunt, of Suffolk; special friends, Tyrone Boone, of Suffolk, Mary Wrice, of Patterson, N.J., Mary Locklear, of Hackensack, N.J., and Ethel McMurray, of Charlotte, N.C., and caretakers, LaQuesha Branch and Mrs. Virginia.
The family will receive guests at the home of Barbara Butler-Doughty, 508 Reed Court. Ms. Warren will be on view at the funeral home Wednesday, June 9 from 1 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church by the Rev. George L. Smith. She will be laid to rest in the Historic Garden of Carver Memorial Cemetery.
T. E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at email@example.com.