Axie Harrell

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Axie D. Harrell
NORFOLK—Axie Davis Harrell, 83, of the 700 block of Denison Ave., died Nov. 13, 2008.
She was born March 4, 1925, in Northampton County, N.C., to the late Jack and Mamie Davis.
She was preceded in death by her two sons, James “Jackie” Harrell and Robert L. Harrell.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
She was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
She served as a deaconess and president of the usher board.
She was known as the smiling usher at Second Baptist Church.
She retired from the Hudson River Psychiatric Unit after 30 years of service as a nurse.
Later, after relocating to Norfolk, she joined Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where she served on the Pastor’s Aid Ministry and the Nursing Ministry.
She was affectionately known as the lady in white, the nurse.
Survivors include her daughter, Lillie and a wonderful son-in-law, Willie Rascoe Jr. of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a very special great-great-grandchild; two godchildren, Robert Van Duzen Jr. and Lillie Mann; nieces, nephews, family members and friends; a special niece, Daisy Smith of Norfolk; a special nephew, Ronald Deloatch of Murfreesboro, N.C.; and a sister-in-Christ, Juanita Greenwood of Poughkeepsie.
A funeral was held Tuesday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor William L. Davis.
Burial was in Poughkeepsie.
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Graves Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.