Alva (Abby) Jones Timberlake, 82, passed away Saturday morning, May 16, 2015 at the William Dunlap Center for Caring at Transitions LifeCare. She was born in the Duke's Crossroads Community of Wake County and graduated from Rolesville High School in 1951. Abby married the love of her life, William (Billy) Timberlake, on May 10, 1951. She worked at NCDMV for ten years and then began working full time in the business that she and Billy started (Hasty Pump Co. later renamed Hasty Utilities, Inc.) She retired in 1988 to build a new home and spend time on her lawn mower and in her flowers until her health declined.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, May 19, 2015 at Rolesville Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Randy Bridges officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Abby is survived by her husband of 64 years, Billy Timberlake; her son, Wayne Timberlake of Knightdale and his longtime partner, Mary Height of Youngsville; sister, Doris Andrews and husband, Carl, of Pikeville and brother, Carl Jones and wife, Lakey, of Duke’s Crossroads.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Transitions LifeCare for their compassion and care.
Friends may visit with the family from 7-9 Monday evening, May 18, 2015 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)