Myrtilla Harvey Brody, 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 surrounded by her family.
She was born on January 1, 1924, in Kinston, North Carolina where she lived her entire life. Her parents were the late C. Felix Harvey and Tilla Gill Jefferss. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sammy Brody, and her brother, Felix Harvey.
Myrtilla adored her three daughters. She also loved her family and friends, her church, the choir, and all animals, especially her little dog “Baby Girl”. She will be remembered for her generosity to others, her love of laughter and her beautiful blue eyes. She was proud of her heritage and her family-owned business, L. Harvey and Son Company, founded by her great-grandfather in 1871.
She is survived by her three daughters, Harvey Sharp Wooten of Greenville, NC, Katherine Harvey Covington and husband Ned of High Point, NC, Laura Harvey Ball and husband Ray of Morehead City, NC.
Her grandchildren are Bob Wooten and wife Donna of Chesapeake, Va., Bryan Wooten and wife LuAnn, of Wake Forrest, NC, David Hood and wife Lissa of New York, NY, Sammy Hood and wife Jane of Charlotte, NC, Jim Segrave and wife Lyndsay of Kinston, NC, Ryan Segrave and wife Anna of Morehead City, NC, Joe Segrave and wife Ashley of Asheville, NC, Katie Ball of Raleigh, NC, Tyler Covington and wife Amanda of High Point, NC, Braden Covington and wife Meredith of High Point, NC, Chris Covington and wife Sherman of High Point, NC, Brendon Ball and wife Kristin of Raleigh, NC, and Ryan Ball and wife Leslie of Raleigh, NC. She has 28 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her two nieces, Leigh McNairy and husband John of Kinston, NC, Sunny Burrows and husband Lee of Atlanta, GA and three cousins, Lane Montgomery of New York, NY, Harvey Kirk of Greensboro, NC, and Bob Kirk of Winston-Salem, NC.
Her daughters will never forget the love and devotion she received from her special friend and caregiver, Danny Eubanks. His many years of dedicated service have made him part of their family. They are grateful to her nephews, David Brody and Hyman Brody for their love and support over the years. They thank Dr. Rupert Jilcott who was always there for her both as her doctor and her dear friend. They lovingly remember the times she spent with her lifelong friend, Oscar Greene. They also thank Ned Grady for his many years of love and devotion. The loving hospice care of 3HC was greatly appreciated.
Following a private burial, funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Queen Street United Methodist Church in Kinston, NC, with Reverend Allen Bingham officiating. A lunch reception will follow the service at Kinston Country Club. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to Queen Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 508, Kinston, NC, 28502 or Lenoir County SPCA, 2455 Rouse Road Ext., Kinston, NC 28504.
Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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