Irene Cumbee

April 19, 1914 - September 7, 2009
Irene Cumbee

Irene Cumbee 95 of Supply, NC died Sept.7, 2009.

The oldest child of the late Dora and Richard Holden. She is survived by brothers Eldredge and Kenneth Holden of Supply,NC and R. W. Holden of Kennedale, Texas, also sisters Nelva Brown and Shirley Simmons of Supply.

She was predeceased by her husband Fred Cumbee and daughters Berniece Barrett and Sylvia Johnson along with sons Barry,Bobby,Danny and Gary Cumbee.

Surviving are daughters Iris Jenkins and Joann Willetts and sons Ronald, Thurston and Wayne Cumbee plus 25 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren,and 23 great- great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7:00 till 9:00 PM Wed. Sept. 9 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Supply, NC and at other times at the home of Ronald Cumbee, 2399 Grabee Way NW, Shallotte, NC.

Funeral services will be at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Supply, NC on Thurs. Sept. 10 at 4:00 P.M. with the Rev. Richard Hicks and the Rev. Anthony Clemmons officiating. Burial will follow at the Riley Sellers-Fred Cumbee Cemetery, Turnpike, Rd. Supply, NC.


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  • September 11, 2009
    Carol Hewett Cole says:
    Dear Cousins, Aunts and Uncles, My heart goes out to each one of you during this difficult time in your lives. Aunt Irene was just about the most solid person I have ever known - nothing rocked her and I've always admired her for that. She has left such good memories with us which will be shared with others for many years to come. I'm sorry I could not attend her funeral. I will miss her.

  • September 19, 2009
    VALECIA CUMBEE INMAN says:
    I am proud to be one of this wonderful ladies, granddaughters. She was my rock and she was the strongest person I have ever known. She was level headed and no matter what came her way she was able to see the good in it and never waivered from her faith in God or in her fellow man. She did not talk just to be heard and she was always available to lend an ear if you needed one. She was a self professed, "Good Listener". And if by chance, when you were done talking to her and asked her opinion and you got the answer, I am a good listener, chances were you needed to regroup and give what you were thinking another thought. We should all be as strong and patient as she was. Although she was a little woman, we have some big shoes to fill in her passing. Thank you to everyone who puts a note in our guest book and we appreciate your thoughtful words and your kindness.

  • September 09, 2009
    Mary Lou Holden Dance says:
    My sympathy to the family. I remember Mrs. Irene from my childhood. She was always kind and gracious and I am sure each of you have special memories of her. .