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Elbert Bernard Purcell
December 19, 2023
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Mr. Elbert Bernard Purcell, 65 passed away on Tuesday December 19, 2023, at Scotland Memorial Hospital of Laurinburg, North Carolina. Bernard was the son of both the late Albert Purcell and Thelma Bullard. Bernard graduated from Pembroke High School and was employed as a security officer. He loved the Lord and was always quick to share his knowledge of God and what the Lord had done for him. Bernard loved people and never met a stranger. He was kind and thoughtful. Bernard loved playing the drums and did so faithfully for a time at Beauty Spot Community Church in Rowland North Carolina. Although during some of that time he lived in Lumberton and had no vehicle, he would catch a ride to come and worship at Beauty Spot where his paternal roots were. He loved talking about sports and watching TV in his spare time. Bernard, in recent years accepted the call to the ministry to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. At the time of his death, he was a resident of the Prestwick Village in Laurinburg.
He is survived by a sister, Veronica, several aunts and many cousins and friends. The full obituary will follow soon.
The funeral will be held at a later date chosen by the family. In lieu of flowers make a contribution in his memory to his church in Maxton. Information on how to contribute will follow soon.