February 16, 2015
Date of Service: February 21, 2015
Interment Location: Garden of Prayer
Carrie Bernice Myrick, age 84, of 831 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Johnson City Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mrs. Myrick was born in Inman, Virginia, a daughter of the late Shannon and Helen Phillips Richmond. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence T. Myrick, Sr., in 1996; one daughter, Florence Myrick; one grandson, Lawrence T. Myrick, III; two brothers, Harold Richmond and Shannon Richmond, Jr.; and three sisters, Mary Gillespie, Joan Avery and Betty Jean McFarland.
Mrs. Myrick retired as a Department Manager for Wal-Mart. She was a member of New Zion Faith Center where she served as Mother of the Church and Senior leader of the Daughter’s of Zion. She was also a member of Family Community Education Club.
Survivors include her daughter, Maxine Widby and husband Reverend Ernest E. Widby, Elizabethton; two sons, Albert Myrick, Elizabethton, and Reverend Lawrence T. Myrick, Jr. and wife Camellia, Kingsport; three sisters, Pauline Neeley and Margaret Hagler, both of Elizabethton, and Hildred Davis and husband Franklin, New Platz, NY; two brothers, Richard Richmond and wife Faye and George Richmond and wife Joyce, all of Elizabethton; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Carrie Bernice Myrick will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Reverend Ernest E. Widby, Reverend Lawrence T. Myrick, Jr., Reverend Rick Nobleton, and Reverend Joseph Hollifield, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Shelley Briscoe and the New Zion Faith Center Choir and Kavodda Myrick. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Saturday. Friends may also call at her residence, 831 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton; or at the residence of a sister, Pauline Neeley, at other times.
The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Richard Briscoe, Jamie Myrick, Drako Myrick, Jay Scurry, Dillard Richmond, Jim Richmond, Jeff Richmond and Harold Myrick. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of New Zion Faith Center and the Daughters of Zion.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to a special sister, Pauline Neeley, a special brother, George Richmond and a special nephew, Nathaniel Watson, who all provided special care to Bernice during her illness.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the New Zion Faith Center, P.O. Box 1742, Johnson City, TN 37605.