Rocky Mount, NC
Mr. Edward Lee Dickens, 69, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, died on June 13, 2018 in the comfort of his home.
A Visitation for Mr. Dickens will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, June 22, 2018, in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at North End Baptist Church, located at 500 E. Grand Avenue, in Rocky Mount, NC. The interment will take place immediately after the Service in Gardens of Gethsemane in Rocky Mount, NC.
These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.
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H.D. Pope Funeral Home Rocky Mount
Friday June 22nd, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm
325 Nash Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
North End Baptist Church
Saturday June 23rd, 2018
500 E. Grand Ave
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Gardens of Gethsemane Cemetery
Saturday June 23rd, 2018
3:00pm - 3:00pm
3020 E. Raleigh Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
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I'm not sure if I will be able to write on your guestbook after today. But I just wanna let you know that I have truly enjoyed being able to come to the website to write to you. Things have gotten better but every night I go to bed thinking about the night you died. I wish that I could get it out of my mind or sometimes I wish that I was not there, heck no one else was. I guess everything happens for a reason and that there was a reason I was there that night holding your hand, comforting you and hugging you as you took your last breathes. As your breathing got harder and your eyes closed a bad taste was in my mouth that passed after a little while. I held up your arm and it just dropped. I Immediately called Ma into the room and she already knew what had happened. I tried giving you mouth to mouth and chest compressions but it just didn't work. My favorite show was on that night, Queen Sugar. Soon Sam came in as Ma and I just stood there crying and looking wishing it was what we knew it was. Ma told Sam to see if your were breathing and so he put his head to your chest but nothing. Tip and Niela came in and more tears begin to flow. Twanna wasn't in town so we couldn't call and let her know. Then Ma said to call Debbie and she and Blount flew over so quickly. I sang a Hallelujah to you and praised the Lord. Soon the nurse was there and Blount was praying. We sat and talked and cried and looked at your body for at least thirty minutes. I wanted you to stay the night. Soon the undertakers came and we watched your lifeless body leave the room. You were on a gurney strapped in and secured. I hugged your and Ma told you she was going to miss you. I went into the bathroom so I could cry. After you left the house I just said so what do we do now? Some days I still say.... what do we do now?
I love you,
Submitted by Tamisha Patterson on Jul 12 2018 09:28:50 PM
I bet you are having a good day today, I know that I did. I had a job interview and then lunch with some friends. I was in your room today and went into your closet. I saw that blue suit that you love to wear. Of course I went through your pockets and found a peppermint and a few dollars. Lol, thanks. I also found an old program from church dated from 2015. Its funny how you would always keep those in your pocket. Most of your suits had gotten too big for you. But we kept them anyway. Soon we will have to clean out that closet and donate those clothes to someone in need. I meet a guy named Nate who said he worked at Hardee's back in the day. He said he didn't know that you had passed and of course he talked about how you would come there and crack jokes all the time. He spoke about you working at the Elks Lodge as well. It is nice to know that from time to time I run into people who ask about you and always have a good memory to share. I am happy that your spirit lives in me. When people see me they say " you look just like your daddy" I am honored to have a face like yours. Some say its good luck. Either way I am proud.
Love you Daddy,
Submitted by Tamisha Patterson on Jul 10 2018 09:39:28 PM
Tamisha Patterson lit a candle for Mr. Edward L. Dickens
Tamisha Patterson lit a candle on Jul 6 2018 02:13:14 PM
I went to visit your grave today. I couldn't cry because I know you would not want me to. I was not sure where you were in terms of the burial so I went inside and the young lady pointed the site out. Soon you will have a head stone and there will be no doubt where your body will be however your spirit is still here on earth with us. We miss your witty words. Like today Tiffany and Twanna and Niela were riding in the car and Twanna said that Tip was sleep. I giggled and thought of when you used to say, "All closed eyes ain't sleep and all good byes ain't gone" Well I gotta go pick Ma up from the hair dresser. I Love you.
Submitted by Tamisha Patterson on Jul 6 2018 02:11:32 PM
To The Family:
I am sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Lossing a love one brings us great sadness. But God's word the Bible bring us great comfort. At 2 Cor 1:3,4 states in part "The father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort and verse 4 "who comforts us in all our trails". Jehovah is here to support you and the entire family because he care. Please read this scripture while you and the family Cherishes those fond memories.
Submitted by Ms. Williams on Jul 5 2018 10:24:39 AM
Today is July 3, one day before the 4th of July. This will be the first of many Fourth of July's without you. We will cook on the grill, have out blessings and enjoy the food that Aunt Fay, Tip and Sam have prepared. Ma is having a hard time with losing you. She says that y'all were together for 47 years. Wow that is a long time. She miss seeing you in your room and being able to call your name and you answer "What do you want?" You had yours ways and we loved you for it. So thankful that your are my dad, and that you had the opportunity to meet my husband and daughter. We went to see the family in Virginia and all they talked about were memories of you. Thanks Daddy happy Fourth of July in heaven. I love you.
Submitted by Tamisha Patterson on Jul 3 2018 12:52:43 PM
To The Dickens Family,
You have my deepest sympathy. May the God of all comfort,Jehovah (Psalm 83:18), comfort you with the hope of the resurrection found in the Bible at, John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4. For more comforting scriptures on the resurrection,please visit our website at www.Jw.org.
Submitted by M Jones on Jun 29 2018 10:46:55 AM
Praying for the family.
Submitted by Annie Perry on Jun 26 2018 10:22:34 PM
It's only been a few days since we have buried you and about two weeks since you passed. Not a day goes by that my heart does not hurt or tears run down my face. Its hard to accept that you have gone on to glory and some days it just seems down right unreal. I go into your room and just say "Hey Daddy" just for the heck of it and I can hear you say "Hey kid" I really miss you daddy but I am so happy that your are not in pain anymore and that your don't have to miss your family here on earth. I know that you missed going to visit Aunt Rosa. I could feel your pain when we would go by the house and you would ring the bell and not get an answer. Its not all God but it is defiantly all God. Good night Daddy
Submitted by Tamisha Patterson on Jun 26 2018 09:49:17 PM
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