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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Whats up? Nothing much on this side! Just trying to keep busy. Born Star Academy, the nonprofit that Sam and I started is doing pretty good. We are having a kickball game in the park where you used to play baseball. I have been using your room as a teacher storage. I've really gotten back in to volunteer teaching. Every time I leave the door open to your room Ma makes me close it she doesn't understand how I can go in there! Its easy for me. When I go in there I think of you. I think about the good and the not so good times. I think about when you fell down the steps that night and you were bleeding from the head. It wasn't a big gash but boy was there a lot of blood. I guess the worse happen that night but God gave you even more time with us. Even though you were not very mobile after that you still got up and fought and you lived. I know you fought until the end. I think about you all the time daddy. I wish you were here now. Me and ma went to get all the paperwork done for your grave. Your headstone will be completed soon. Even though I have no desire to go there to talk to you I guess I could still visit and take offerings. Tip and Twanna are doing well and so are the grands. I burned your flowers but the are still looking good.
Talk to you later daddy
Submitted by Tamisha Patterson on Aug 21 2018 09:14:51 PM
Its me Tamisha. So glad I've been able to keep writing on your page. It has been a great release. Today I had a hard time got a ticket on my way to an interview get to the interview and then they have no record of me having an interview. My relationships aren't going so well right now. Church is ok. I had the opportunity to do bible study. I thought about you mostly the whole time. Naomi is growing getting ready for high school and she took drivers ed. Sam is doing good. The house isn't the same with out you there. Some days I just wish I could walk into your room and see you there. Some days I go through your suits to see what you left in your Sunday attire. We went to Aunt Joanne's birthday dinner last night Jennifer did a great job hosting. The food was good and the conversation was nice. Tiffany and Twanna seem to be doing good and Niela and Naaem are doing good as well. I miss you dad even though you did't always understand I still had you to talk to.
Submitted by Tamisha Dickens Patterson on Aug 10 2018 02:29:09 PM
What's up Eddie Mu Im sticking to the things we talked about even though its hard keeping the plan to myself especially with a lot of things not happening as the should. I still go hang in your room and talk to you while in there so you already know I will never give up this mission. Love you bro..
Submitted by Samuel Patterson on Aug 3 2018 03:24:13 PM
Samuel Moses Patterson lit a candle for Mr. Edward L. Dickens
Samuel Moses Patterson lit a candle on Aug 3 2018 03:23:39 PM
Good Morning Daddy,
It’s been raining the entire weekend. We celebrated Ma’s Birthday at Applebee’s On Saturday. You probably would have liked it.
Naomi made a coconut cake, you would not have like. I know your favorite is chocolate. I wish you were here even though it would have taken an Army to get you In The car and then back out. It wouldn’t have mattered it would have been worth it just to be around you again. We went to church on Sunday and the preacher did a good job.
Submitted by Tamisha Patterson on Jul 30 2018 08:53:48 AM
I’m so glad I am still able to write in your guestbook!
Yesterday day was your birthday! We didn’t celebrate much just some messages on Facebook. It seems strange that you are not here but it feels ok with me. I think about the funny things you used to say around the house like when we would ask you for something you would say go ask your mammy. I’m sitting here thinking like that was mean but you said what you meant and meant what you said. On Wednesday’s we still watch Queen Sugar and it is actually quit comforting rather than discouraging. Church has not really been the same. When I go I always flashback to the day of the funeral and the songs we sang.
I love you daddy, and I know you are with me everyday because I acknowledge you everyday.
Submitted by Tamisha Patterson on Jul 27 2018 07:33:59 PM
Submitted by tamisha Patterson on Jul 20 2018 08:57:07 AM
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
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