Bobbie Anne Howard Bielby, 74, of Pink Hill, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 29, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
Bobbie lived a full life, filled with many experiences shared with family and friends. A lady that appreciated the simple things in life, her time in recent years would be spent enjoying days on the back porch and trips to the barn to see her kitties. The joy she felt when visited by family and friends could not be matched by any other. Bobbie will be remembered as a loving, hardworking, caring, Christian lady. She loved teaching for 32 years at B.F. Grady School; earning her BS degree in education at Atlantic Christian College. She longed for others to know God as she did. Continuing to read her Bible daily and share God’s word was a passion for her. She took pleasure in serving the church especially with being President of the Women’s Auxiliary, VBS, Sunday School, and special events. She served as secretary of the Gideons Auxiliary. She spent days traveling and, on the water, boat riding and fishing with her best friend and loving husband, Earl. She enjoyed reading, working puzzles, and many days spent sharing special moments with her sister, Sue.
Bobbie is survived by her dear husband, Earl William Bielby of 51 years; sister, Linda Sue Smith; brothers-in-law, Keith Bielby and Tommy Moore, and many special nieces and nephews.
Bobbie is preceded in death by her late parents, Bob and Ruth Howard; grandparents, Rob and Julia Howard and Ernest and Nancy Davis; and brothers-in-law, Gregory Smith, Danny Bielby and Gary Bielby.
A visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021 with funeral service following at 2:00 at Christian Chapel Church, with Pastor Craig Simmons officiating, 1213 Jonestown Road, Pink Hill. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery in Kinston. The family will receive visitors other times at her home.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to UNC Health Care of Kinston for their care and compassion and to her pastor, Craig Simmons, for his love and spiritual guidance.
Memorials may be made to Christian Chapel OFWB Church, c/o Martha Howard, P.O. Box 424, Pink Hill, NC 28572 or the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 461, La Grange, NC 28551.
“The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me my victory.” Psalm 118:14
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