SHELBY - Azelee Muldrow Surratt, 76, of 840 Logan Street, took flight from this world of turmoil, sin and pain to enter into that peaceful and restful place called eternity on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center in Shelby. She was the loving daughter of the late Earnest Muldrow and Lillie Mae Pooler and was born on May 18, 1937, in Hartsfield, S.C.
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Mrs. Surratt was a member of Hoppers Chapel Baptist Church where she worked diligently until her health declined and was a hardworking soldier. She was a loving and kind person who enjoyed singing with the senior choir, working in the clothes ministry and the senior hour of power. In addition, she enjoyed working in her home and her flower gardens.
Mrs. Surratt worked in the textile industry for years, Cleveland Regional Medical Center's dietary department and as a foster grandparent in the Cleveland County School System.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Robert Surratt, Jr.; a step-brother, Melvin Pooler; and a son-in-law, Vernon Brown.
Left to cherish her memory are five daughters, Lillie Parks, Amanda Parks, Dorice Surratt and Fay Brown, all of Shelby, and Lisa Early (Phillip) of Hickory; a son, Ray Surratt of Shelby; three sisters, Carrie Lattimore of Mooresboro, and Rhetha Wingate and Earnestine Francis, both of the Bronx, N.Y.; ten grandchildren, Anton Surratt, Latasha Parks, Shata Surratt, Nicole Brown, Vernon Brown, Jr., Christopher Brown, and Ray Surratt, Jr., all of Shelby, Wesley Degree (Brettany) of Leonardwood, Mo., and Tiffany Early and Tyler Early, both of Hickory; twelve great-grandchildren; her step-sisters and brothers, Verlene Plight, Betty Pooler, Truman Pooler, Lee Vern Pooler, Edward Pooler and Truford Pooler; two special nieces, Denise Sowell and Nadava Pryor; a special cousin, Annie McKenzie; a special god-son, Carl Gaston; and a host of additional nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Friday at Hoppers Chapel Baptist Church
Officiated by: Pastor Robert Coleman
Burial: Will take place at Sunset Cemetery
Funeral home: Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences: www.enloes.net
231 North. Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150
Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 18, 2013