Lucille Rook Dickens, age 96, of Roanoke Rapids, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017. She was born in Hopewell, Virginia,and attended Women’s College, Greensboro, NC (now- UNC -G). She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where, when she was 7 or 8 years old, she walked to the Church by herself and placed her membership. She remained active in the Church all he life serving in many capacities on numerous committees.
Mrs. Dickens won a state championship in High School for shorthand and typing.
She began her career with the Roanoke Rapids Graded School System as a secretary and earned a position as Finance Officer. She worked in the school system for more than 30 years. During her leisure time Mrs. Dickens enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She served as a volunteer with Health Link.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Howard Dickens, grandson, Lorin Harrington, two brothers, Wade and Clifton Rook; sister, Gladys Rook Ogburn.
Surviving are her son, Charles Dickens, of Roanoke Rapids; daughter, Angie D. Merritt (Marshall), of Roanoke Rapids; grandchildren, Geoff Harrington(Rachel), Thomas and Christopher Dickens; great grandchildren, Ginger and Bradley Harrington.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Cory Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Union Mission.
Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service is taking care of arrangements.