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Nellie Grace Thornton Westbrook

May 10, 1931 — April 6, 2022

Bentonville, NC: Mrs. Nellie Grace Thornton Westbrook, age 90, of Battlefield Road passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Rolling Ridge Assisted Living in Newton Grove surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services will be held 3:00PM Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Bentonville. Officiating will be Rev. James Huskins. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Nellie was born on May 10, 1931 in Sampson County, NC to the late Facie Everette and Blanche Thornton. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, James Worth Westbrook; her youngest son, Timothy Aldon Westbrook; brothers, Tom, Blake, Jerry, and Dale. Nellie was a farmer’s wife, she could sew, grow, or cook anything and make it look easy. Her kitchen table always had enough room for all who darkened her door. Nellie’s garden was meant for sharing with others. Her time was spent raising her family and helping her community. She was a member of Ebenezer Methodist Church where she served in many capacities.

Surviving include her children, Rebecca Westbrook Monson and husband, Herb of Bentonville, James Worth Westbrook, Jr. and wife, Kay of Bentonville; daughter-in-law, Debra Bass Westbrook of Bentonville; grandchildren, Sarah Schwartz Seegars and husband, John of Goldsboro, Emily Westbrook Thornton and husband, Loren of Bentonville, Jenny Westbrook Jones and husband, Porter of Bentonville, Annah Schwartz Herring and husband, Drew of Benson, James Worth Westbrook, III and wife, Melinda of Chapel Hill, Audrey Elizabeth Westbrook of Durham, Stephen Michael Westbrook of Raleigh; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Aldon Thornton, Ellie Etheridge Thornton, Katherine Westbrook Seegars, Mae Philemon Herring, Ruth Majette Seegars, Waylon Porter Jones, Williams Andrew Westbrook Herring, Henry Carroll Jones; sister, Arlene Strickland of Dunn; and many nieces and nephews as well as several half siblings.

         The family will receive friends immediately following the committal service and other times at the home of Worth and Kay Westbrook, 600 Bass Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524.

The Westbrook Family would like to thank the staff of Rolling Ridge Assisted Living in Newton Grove and Pruitt Health and Hospice for their love for Nellie and their compassionate care.

          Flowers are welcome; however, memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Dean Grantham, 1287 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524.

            Condolences may be made to the family at www.roseandgraham.com.


Arrangements are by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.

 

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