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1918 Flossie 2021

Flossie Mae Williams Avery

October 10, 1918 — June 10, 2021

Many women have done wonderful things…but a woman who fears the LORD, shall be praised. Proverbs 31:29-30
On Thursday afternoon, June 10, 2021, God looked down from above and touched our dearly beloved Fossie. God saw that she was getting tried, so He gently closed her loving eyes and whispered "Peace Be Thine"
Flossie Mae Williams Avery was born on October 10, 1918, in Johnston County to the late Grant and Julia Williams.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Avery, a daughter Julia Mae Dublin Mills. She was the last living of her siblings.
Flossie attended Johnston County Training School. She joined First Missionary Baptist Church and with over eighty years of service, where she was very faithful. Flossie was a dedicated member until her health declined.
Flossie was employed by Brightleaf & Burley Tobacco Company for over 40 years from where she retired.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories, one daughter, Beulah Dublin Howell of Winston-Salem, NC, two sons, Nathan "Troy" Dublin (friend Beverly) of Smithfield, NC, and Nathaniel "Roy" Dublin (Gloria) of Clayton, NC; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren, whom she loved with all of her heart, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Two very special friends, Betty Agnes Sanders, and Irene Stevens both of Smithfield, NC

Tuesday, June 15
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Wednesday, June 16
11:00 AM
Wesley Chapel AME Church
867 Cleveland Rd
Smithfield, NC 27577
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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sanders Funeral Home Chapel

806 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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