Robert Lee Webb, 58
Robert Lee Webb, 58, of Wendell passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
Webb is survived by two sons, Joshua Webb of Knightdale and Jason Webb of Garner; his mother, Emma Jean Meal and her husband, Joe, of Raleigh; his father, James W. Webb on Montclair, N.J.; two sisters, Mamie Joe of Raleigh and Tamara Dawson of Irvington, N.J.; two brothers, James Webb of Clayton and William Joe of Durham; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Richardson Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed at M.H. Jones Cemetery.
Herman Johnson, 75
Herman Johnson, 75, of Raleigh passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
Johnson is survived by his adopted son, Brian Walker of Raleigh; three sisters, Lurnder Johnson of Norfolk, Va., and Annie Pearl Johnson and Louise Johnson both of Raleigh; and a brother, Robert Lee Johnson of Fuquay Varina.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 1 at Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Harry White officiating. Burial followed at Carolina Biblical Garden Cemetery.
Mary Frances Pearce Flaherty
Frances Flaherty of Raleigh died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Wake Medical Center. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Sanford and Maude Weathers Pearce.
Flaherty is survived by a daughter, Shawn Ell; a granddaughter, Jordan Ell; and a son, Shayne Flaherty. She was predeceased by her sisters, Marie Dyer and Virginia Todd; and a grandson, Jacob Flaherty.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday), Feb. 7 at Hephzibah Baptist Church in Wendell with the Rev. William Ivan Gay officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hephzibah Baptist Church, 1794 Wendell Blvd., Wendell, NC 27591.
Mary Susan Lee, 55
Mary Susan Lee, 55, of Wake Forest passed from this earth into the arms of her Savior Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Hospice Home of Wake County after battling cancer for nearly two years. Lee was born May 17, 1957 in Raleigh, the daughter of Mary Ruth Pearce Lee and the late Ira D. “Shorty” Lee.
Lee graduated from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, Peace College and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She was employed during her early working years with Burlington Industries, Peace College and Hudson-Belk. Over the last 20-plus years, Lee worked in land development, ultimately earning her contractor’s license and starting her own company, Stonebriar Inc.
Lee was also an animal caretaker, and was known by some as the “Mother Teresa” of unwanted and abandoned pets.
Lee is survived by a brother, Phil Lee and his wife, Audrey, of Wake Forest; and two nieces.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Bay Leaf Baptist Church. Burial followed at Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607-6372, to Bay Leaf Baptist Church, 12200 Bay Leaf Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27614 or to the Baptist Children’s Homes of N.C., P. O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361-0338.
Louise T. Copeland, 89
Louise Tadlock Copeland, 89, of Wake Forest passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 in Raleigh. She was born June 5, 1923 in Las Cruces, N.M., the daughter of the late John Tadlock and Grace Puckett Tadlock.
Copeland graduated from Northeastern State College in 1944 with a B.S., and in 1946 earned an M.R.E from the Southern Baptist Women’s Missionary Union Training School in Louisville, Ky., where she met the late Dr. Edwin Luther Copeland. They married in 1946. Appointed by the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention as missionaries in 1948, the Copelands moved to Japan in 1949. They returned to the U.S. in 1956. In 1969, Copeland received her M.S.W. from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She worked as a social work supervisor and later chief social worker at John Umstead State Hospital in Butner from 1969-76. She and her husband were re-appointed as missionaries to Japan in 1975. Upon their second retirement from missions in 1980, Copeland resumed her career at John Umstead Hospital until her retirement in 1985.
Copeland volunteered with Women in Action for the Prevention of Violence and its Causes, Urban Ministries and a number of civic groups. She was appointed as guardian ad litem for the state of North Carolina from 1989-2001. Copeland was actively involved in ministries at First Baptist Church and at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church.
Copeland is survived her children, Judy Copeland, Joy Lineback and her husband, Larry, Beth Copeland and her husband, Phil Rech, Rebecca Copeland and Luke Copeland; six grandchildren; and sisters, Wanda Largent and Betty Turner. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Winifred Ford.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Urban Ministries of Wake County, urbanmin.org, or Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, pullen.org.
Jacob L. “Jake” Naumann Jr., 84
Jacob Louis “Jake” Naumann Jr., 84, of Wake Forest, formerly of Danbury, Conn., passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at WakeMed. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y., the son of the late Jacob Louis Naumann Sr. and Maude Lawton Naumann.
Naumann was a senior member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21, Peekskill, N.Y., with more than 50 years of service, a member of Van Cortlandt Lodge #1034 A.F. and A.M. and was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2 at the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial was at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
Naumann is survived by his daughters, Phyllis Strusky and her husband, Steve, Jennifer Gouveia and her husband, David, and Patti Naumann, all of North Carolina; five grandchildren; and a sister, Edna Howell of Beacon, N.Y. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia E. Naumann; a daughter, Jacqueline “Jackie” Naumann; four brothers and two sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8466, P.O. Box 1162, Wake Forest, NC 27588-1162.