Trudy Batten Paul

Trudy Batten Paul

Trudy Batten Paul
March 27, 1948 – February 7, 2020

Wendell – Trudy Batten Paul, 71, died Friday.  She was born in Johnston County to the late Nathan David & Mable Holder Batten.  She retired from the Department of Corrections where she was a correctional officer.  She was an ECU fan and she absolutely loved her husband, Charles R. Paul Jr., & her son, Master Officer Charles R. Paul, III.

Funeral 11 am, Tuesday, Baptist Tabernacle Church with burial in the church cemetery.

She is survived by her siblings, Joe Batten (Gwen), Treva Lewis (Fields), Fannie Holt, granddaughter, Charli Melinda Bacon, nieces, nephews, & special friends.

Flowers welcomed, or memorials may be made to Baptist Tabernacle Church.

Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times, Fannie’s home.


  • Betty Harris Posted February 8, 2020 2:30 pm

    Sorry to hear the passing of Trudy. She has fought a battle over the years both emotionally and physically. She is no longer suffering and I am certain she is happy to see her son and husband again. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family, Dhe is finally happy again!!!!!

  • Susan Carroll Posted February 8, 2020 4:46 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and family. I am sure she is so happy to be with Charles and little Charles and is in no more pain.

  • Judy Jones Posted February 8, 2020 5:49 pm

    My condolences go out to Fannie, Treva, Joe and all Trudy’s dear friends. She was loved by many. She fought a long hard battle but never gave up. She was very strong willed but God finally told her it was time to come home. She is with her husband and son that she cherished so much. Smile that smile Trudy because I know you are happy to see them again. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  • Sally Posch Posted February 8, 2020 6:24 pm

    Trudy, My heart is breaking and tears are falling as I am writing this. I am in total shock. Do not want to believe this.
    But I know you have to be happy with Little Charles, and Charles Paul. I can just see you now, with all the hugs.
    I will be crying and missing you for a long time, but I know you are not in pain any more. . You will always be my special sister. We always had so much fun together.
    All my love, Sally

  • Wanda Pilkington Posted February 8, 2020 7:16 pm

    Rest peacefully girl. 💔

  • Linda Upchurch Allen Posted February 8, 2020 8:30 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Trudy’s family.

  • Judy Wareham Posted February 9, 2020 10:52 am

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Doris Sayles Posted February 9, 2020 11:24 am

    You have always been part of NCCIW family . We will always love you. Rest in peace. We send your family our prayers and condolences.

  • Margaret and Johnny Michael Posted February 9, 2020 2:41 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Trudy Batten Paul. Trudy you will be missed.

  • Brenda Narron Posted February 9, 2020 2:44 pm

    You should have been a “Turner” as you were certainly one of the “Turner girls”. All of us have loved you for so many years. I know you are finally well and you are with Little Charles & Charles. I know you have already cooked them a good meal and a carrot cake…Will miss you bunches! Say hello to our other sisters Gladys & Peggy . I know you all are telling a bunch of stories and Peggy is saying ” I know that is a lie!” Love you–“Little Turner” as your daddy always called me.

  • Zelma Batten Scott Posted February 9, 2020 4:16 pm

    I praise the Lord that this is not the final home for believers, we are all pilgrims just passing through. From the classmate that alphabetically followed Trudy Batten , Zelma Batten Scott

  • Elaine Holmquist Posted February 9, 2020 8:28 pm

    Sorry to hear about Trudy. She has grieved for years over Little Charles. Rest in peace Trudy. Elaine

  • Sevon Poole Sasser Posted February 9, 2020 10:20 pm

    Love and prayers for all of Trudy’s family. May God’s love give you peace and comfort during this sad time.

  • Brenda Jackson Posted February 10, 2020 6:31 am

    God Bless you family, I pray God gives each of you His Peace that passes all understanding.

  • Karen & Tracy Taylor Posted February 10, 2020 8:19 am

    Rest peacefully Dear Angel. You will be missed.

  • Margit Sylvester Posted February 10, 2020 10:57 am

    Trudy has been so near and dear to our law enforcement community. She will be missed. May she live eternally in peace, now reunited with hear cherished husband and son. With deep condolences to Trudy’s surviving family and friends.

  • Mitchell Massey Posted February 10, 2020 11:11 am

    So sorry for your loss prayers to the friends and family, my God ease your pain with good Heart felt memories that you’ve all shared together over the years God bless amen.🦋🙏🙏🙏💐

  • John Stembridge Posted February 10, 2020 11:50 am

    To the family, I send my condolences and deepest sympathy. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Paul for many years prior to her retirement and remained in contact with her, faithfully, over the years since then. Trudy you were loved and will be truly missed. I pray that the family can find comfort in knowing Trudy is no longer in any pain or suffering. May God keep the family covered during their time of bereavement.

  • Robin & Louis Wall Posted February 10, 2020 12:14 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Trudy. Keeping her family in our hearts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.

  • Freddy Narron Posted February 10, 2020 12:26 pm

    A Friend and Classmate at Corinth Holders. Trudy will be missed. All her pain and grief has been healed.

  • joe blomquist Posted February 10, 2020 1:34 pm

    In my thoughts and prayers

  • Linda Batten Burgess Posted February 10, 2020 5:07 pm

    My sincere sympathy to all of Trudy’s family. She has joined her husband & son, so she is happy!

  • Juanita Alston Posted February 10, 2020 7:04 pm

    Mrs. Paul. I THANK GOD FOR OUR FRIENDSHIP over the years.The Best time with you was the afternoon Visit with YOU and Doris Sayles.We had the Best time Laughing and Talking. Your Memories will Live Forever in my Heart. You made it Trudy Paul. You are with Mr. Charles and your Son. Family again.

  • Alma Evans Moore Posted February 10, 2020 10:32 pm

    To Fannie and Family Members: Sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. My thought and prayers are with you.

  • Derek C. Smith Posted February 11, 2020 6:46 am

    Ms. Paul thank you for being a mentor to me in Corrections. You always gave direction and purpose to the career. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family. Love you Ms.Paul!!

  • Rowland and Jane Strickland Posted February 11, 2020 12:39 pm

    Trudy was not only our high school classmate but also our friend. We send our condolences to her family and hope you will be comforted by knowing that she is now with Jesus and free of pain and grief.

  • Diane G. Murray Posted February 11, 2020 7:41 pm

    Trudy, you are now with the 2 loves of your life, your husband and your son. I am sure they were there waiting for you and greeted you with open arms! I am honored to have known you.

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