Elizabeth Jane Midyette Whitaker

Published 12:09 pm Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Elizabeth Jane Midyette Whitaker, 96, died October 10, 2020. A native of Camden County, she was born September 2, 1924 to the late Thomas Cobb Midyette and Bessie Mabel Lee Norton Midyette. She graduated from Elizabeth City High School May 23, 1941 and was employed as the first civil service switchboard operator at the Elizabeth City Air Station and Blimp Base from 1944 to 1949. She married the late Airman First Class Wesley James Whitaker on June 26, 1948. A lifelong member of Camden United Methodist Church, Elizabeth was one of the first to get married in the church, was a very active member and sang in the choir.

Mrs. Whitaker is survived by daughters Jenny W. Meads and husband Neal Adrian Meads of Clayton and Dr. Eileene Shake and husband William Irvin Shake of Sunset Beach; son Tommy James Whitaker and wife Sheila Robinson Whitaker of Supply; granddaughters Alexandra Meads, Elizabeth Meads, Heather Guard and husband J. D. Guard, Tara Wescott, Ashley Sewalish and Leslie Whitaker; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Lottie Midyette of Castle Hayne; four nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by sisters Virginia Eure, Lucy Irene Evans and Pauline Midyette; and brother John Midyette.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on October 16 at Camden United Methodist Church officiated by the Rev. Marc O’Neal. Burial will follow at New Hollywood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Camden United Methodist Church, 197 South Highway 343, Camden, NC 27921.  Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to www.TwifordFH.com.

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