Louise Rich English, 94, of Burgaw and formerly of Wallace, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and God’s faithful servant was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
She was born on October 27, 1924 in Pender County; the daughter of the late Jim and Nancy Ellen Mills Rich. She was also predeceased by her husband of 74 years, William English; her sons, James C. English and Donald R. English; her sisters, Mildred Merritt and Ethel Blanton and brothers, Lonnie Rich, Wilson Rich, Murphy Rich, Pat Rich.
Mrs. English was a life long dedicated member of Peniel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving to cherish her memory is her daughter, Peggy E. Batts-Wells and husband, Earl of Clinton; grandchildren, Kimberly English Williams and husband, Joey of Wallace, Jennifer E. Matthews and husband, Daniel of Rocky Point, Joseph Grant Batts, Jr. and wife, Kelly of Hillsborough, Dana Batts Strickland and husband, John of Clinton, Heather English of Wilmington and Brooke English of Wilmington; great grandchildren, Blake Darden, Kyle Darden, Elizabeth Darden, Chase Matthews, Cole Matthews, Cooper Batts, Kenley Batts, Trey Batts, Janalee Strickland, Holt Strickland, Jaylen Idol, Destiny Idol, Nate Hardin and Jordan Buscher; great-great granddaughter, Lawsyn Louise Strickland; sister, Elizabeth Foley of High Point; loving niece and caregiver, Barbara Sholar of Wallace; step grandchildren, Joey A. Williams II and Sarah Williams and numerous extended family and friends that loved Mrs. Louise dearly.
Louise was a woman of uncommon character, beauty and grace, “an instrument of God’s love on this earth.” Being a friend to all, she was a strong yet gentle and loving presence to all who were blessed to know her. She looked for and encouraged the best in everyone she knew; and was a shoulder upon whom many found comfort and solace. Louise was a great cook and diligent homemaker. She enjoyed flowers, going to church, fishing with her husband, William and spending time with her family. Most of all, Louise loved the Lord and she was a woman of great faith. Her family and friends miss her but are comforted knowing that she has moved on from this life to a much fuller one with her Lord and Savior for eternity.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Robert Hunter officiating.
The family will receive friends from 10:00am to 11:00am on Saturday, one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
Burial will follow the funeral service at Riverview Memorial Park in Watha.
Casketbearers will be Blake Darden, Kyle Darden, Chase Matthews, Cole Matthews, Holt Strickland and Grant Batts.
The family would like to thank the staff of Pender Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Care for the love and compassionate care they gave to Mrs. Louise.
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