MOUNT HOLLY – Ernestine Riley Pope "Teenie", 78, of 301 Adrian St., died Friday, May 3, 2013.
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She was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Ernest and Bertha Barber Riley.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Pope will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Grace Baptist Church, 300 Westland Farm Road, Mount Holly with Rev. Joe Mullins officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William Earl Pope; one brother, Paul Riley; four sisters, Virginia Riley, Margaret Bryant, Christine Barber, and Mabel Moss.
She was a wonderful listener; a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister.
She is survived by two sons, Earl Pope and wife Linda of Charlotte, and Scott Pope and his wife Sheila of Mount Holly; one daughter, Stephanie Pope Helton and husband Randy of Mount Holly; one sister, Patricia Jenkins of Mount Holly; one brother, Jack Riley of Hickory Grove, S.C.; six grandchildren, Heather Pope Coun-selman and husband Mike of Wilmington, N.C., Jessica Helton Sikes and husband Justin of Stanley, Courtney Pope of Charlotte, Jeremy Pope of Little Rock, Ar-kansas, Justin Pope of Mount Holly, and Derek Helton and companion Chrystal Collins of Mount Holly; and four great-grandchildren, Ally Sikes, Sidney Sikes, Madi Sikes, and Rylie Counselman.
Memorials may be made to the Robin Johnson Hospice House, 5005 Shepherds Way Drive, Dallas, NC 28034.
Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly is serving the family.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 6, 2013