Lila Griffith Nelson Morris, 96, passed Wednesday, March 06, 2013. Lila was a native of Garysburg and the daughter of the late Charles Thomas Griffith and Ruth James Griffith. She was preceeded in death by her brothers, Thomas Ivey Griffith and James Linwood Robbins, Sr.,and a nephew, James Linwood Robbins, Jr. She was widowed by Harry Nelson of Garysburg and W. P. Morris of Jackson.
Lila was a lifetime member of Garysburg United Methodist Church and a friend to Jackson United Methodist Church. She served as organist in GUMC for many years. Lila worked for the Northampton County office of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service and retired after 42 years of service.
Lila is survived by her niece, Alice G. “Betty” Moore of Littleton, nephews, Joe Thomas Robbins of Jackson and Wesley Nelson Robbins and wife Leesa of Raleigh, sister-in-law Florence Robbins Ancarrow and husband Willie of Roanoke Rapids, step-daughters Goldie Eley, Helen Bloom, and Hattie Beasley and husband Jim, all of Jackson. She is also survived by her great-nieces Marci Robbins of Garysburg, Jennifer Mayle and husband Eric of Halifax, and Alycia Mayle of Roanoke Rapids. The family also acknowledges Linda Presley of Halifax for her kindness and wonderful care to Lila over the last 12 months.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Garysburg United Methodist Church Endowment Fund c/o the United Methodist Foundation, 700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC 27529.