“On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame. And I love that old cross where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain. So, I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down. I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it some day for a CROWN”.
Mrs. Alice Lee Skinner Poole entered eternal rest on May 23, 2023, at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Durod Skinner and the late Josephine Kinsey Skinner and the wife of the late James Augustus Poole. She was also predeceased by one daughter, Dorothy Mae Poole; three brothers, Connie Skinner, William Stafford Skinner, and Robert Skinner and two sisters, Iola Spellman and Caroline Harrell.
Celebration of Life Services will be Sunday, June 4, 2023, 1:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Rev. Dr. Ricky L. Banks, Pastor and Rev. Ernest Cole, Eulogist. Viewing/visitation will be Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 6 – 8- p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a private burial at a later date.
Mother Poole leaves to cherish her memory one son: James L. Poole, Mt Vernon, New York; three grandchildren, Evelyn R. Poole, Mt. Vernon, New York, Lawrence A. Poole, Newport News, Virginia and Felicia A. Poole-Young, Virginia Beach, Virginia; two great grandchildren, Lameisha R. Poole, Newport News, Virginia and Tanyelle L. Poole, Houston, Texas; one great-great granddaughter, Jayla R. Cooke, Newport News, Virginia and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
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