Betty Page Poland

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Sept. 21, 1943 — April 15, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT — Betty “Sue” Page Poland, 74, went home to be with her Lord and Savior with her family by her side on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

She was born Sept. 21, 1943 in Wilson County to the late Addison Kearney Page and Gladys Brantley Page Braswell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Lee Braswell; brothers, Kenny Page and Danny Braswell; brothers-in-law, Eugene Poland (Angeline), Sylvester Poland (Louise); and sisters-in-law, Blonnie Poland and Ruby Poland.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister and a spectacular mema. Sue was very active in church, the choir, Sunday school teacher and worked with GA’s for many years. In the early 1970s she started a program to help supply Christmas gifts for foster children throughout Edgecombe County.

Sue is survived by her husband of 55 years, Alvin Poland; sons, Glenn Poland (Tammie) and Neal Poland (Carmen); grandchildren, Zakk Poland, Joshua Poland, Dizzy Parker and Michael Light; great-grandchild, Mikey Light; brothers, Jim Page (Cathy), J.R. Page (Vickie), Bobby Braswell (Denise); sisters, Pat Skinner (James) and Susie Boyd (Bobby); brothers-in-law, Tom Poland, James Poland (Joyce), Carlton Poland (Marie) and Jerry Poland; sisters-in-law, Tempie Dillard (Hughes) and Dell Carpenter (Harry); and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at Cornerstone Funeral Home with the Rev. C.J. Cauble and Royce Williams officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Wilson.

Cornerstone Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Poland family and words of comfort may be shared at www.cornerstonefuneralhomeandcremations.com. Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1052 S. First St., Nashville.

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