Trudy Askew Mitchell was born in Northampton county on September 8, 1947 to the late Hudson Askew and Lillie Mae Britton Askew. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Peggy Askew Richardson.
Trudy retired from the NC Dept of Social Services and was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. She served on the NC State Board of Examiners in Optometry for 10 years. She was an Ordained Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, member and served on numerous committees at Zebulon Baptist Church. She was Secretary of the Board of Directors for DEW4HIM. She enjoyed talking on the phone with her many friends. She loudly and simply went about her way helping others and was known for being able to comfort others in difficult times. She was a wonderful wife, daugther, mother, sister, a loving me-ma, and an incredible friend.
Trudy is survived by her husband, Roger, and two daughters, Jerri Biggs (husband, Scott) and Pamela Stokes (husband, Stephen), one sister, Ann Bennett (husband, Joel), and four grandchildren, Morgan & Bradley Biggs and Hannah & Jared Stokes.
In lieu of flowers, donations to DEW4HIM Ministries, Inc (229 N Arendell Ave Zebulon NC 27597) or Zebulon Baptist Church (400 North Arendell Ave Zebulon NC 27597) are requested.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 4th, at 10 am at Zebulon Baptist Church (400 North Arendell Ave Zebulon NC 27597) with burial to follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens (809 W Gannon Ave Zebulon NC 27597).
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 3rd, at 6-8 pm at Strickland Funeral Home (211 W Third St Wendell NC 27591).
Our dear friend & neighbor will be greatly missed. We feel the impact of her absence already but her presence is & always will be felt in not only Whitley Manor but throughout the community & town of Zebulon. Though our history with her was brief every encounter was a true pleasure. May she rest in peace & our prayers are with Roger & the entire family as well as her friends throughout the community.
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We are going to miss Trudy..beyond words… she did leave her mark , voice and laughter everywhere she went… no one like her!
Our deepest condolences to Roger and family. My heart aches for you all.
I wish you all peace and comfort as you grieve today and in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.
We will miss seeing Trudy out at the lake, I hope she is doing some fishing in heaven and catching the big one.
To Roger and Family, I was so very sad to read about Trudy. My memories of her were that whenever you saw Trudy she was always so cheerful and upbeat. Such a nice and very caring person to everybody. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Roger, I know you are going to miss her very much.
To Roger and Family, I was so very sad to read about Trudy. My memories of Trudy are whenever you would see her anywhere she was always so cheerful and upbeat, a very nice and caring person. My thoughts and prayers are you all. Roger, I know you will miss her very much.
I am so very sorry for the loss of a wonderful person.!!! I worked with Trudy years ago. I loved being around her. She was so much fun to be around and work with. I worked with her Mom too. Great family. I am so sad about this. She was a great person. Prayers for everyone.
Roger Peggy Hare and I are so sorry for your loss. We have known Trudy since the late 1960s and loved her so much