BLADENBORO — Stella Dove Pait, 93, of Bladenboro, passed away Oct. 16, 2013.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Original Freewill Baptist Church in Bladenboro, the Revs. Henry Ward and Bobby Carden officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
She was born on Aug. 29, 1920, to the late Charlie and Vertie Edwards Dove of Bladenboro. She was married to her soul mate of 73 years, Fred L. Pait, until his departure to heaven.
Ms. Stella was preceded in death by five sisters, Ethel Butler, Alberta Poole, Leona Hester, Madie Watts and Leola Conner; three brothers, Charlie Jr., Gaston and Frank Dove; a granddaughter, Faye Taylor Conner; and a great-grandson, Mitchell Means.
Left to cherish her wonderful memories are her daughter, Pauline Pait Taylor and husband Mitchell of Lumberton; three sons, Clifton Pait and wife Jane, David Pait and wife Dorothy, and Harold Pait and wife Nancy Pait; two sisters, Ada Pait and Vada Storms; a brother, Albert Dove and wife Bonnie, all of Bladenboro; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Through the years, Ms. Stella prided herself in providing for her family and church functions with her exceptional cooking skills. Her other passions were her beautiful flowers and gardening. She will be missed greatly by all those who knew and loved her.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home. .
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oak Grove Original Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 303, Bladenboro, N.C., 28320.