Tyner, NC - Amy Leigh Asbell, 51, of 613 Happy Home Road, died Sunday, September 7, 2014 in her home.
Amy was a lifelong resident of Chowan County, born on January 2, 1963, and was the daughter of the late Carlton Emerson and Blanche Mansfield Asbell. A graduate of Campbell University, she received her Master's Degree from East Carolina University and was the Media Coordinator at John A. Holmes High School in Edenton. She was one of the first Media Coordinators, nationwide, to achieve her National Board Certification in Early Childhood through Young Adulthood/Library Media. A member of Ballard's Bridge Baptist Church, she particularly enjoyed being a part of its Hand Bell Choir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas C. "Rev" Asbell.
Surviving are her sister, Carolyn A. Owens and husband Edd of Edenton; her sister-in-law, Debi Asbell of Nashville, NC; and four nephews, Samuel H. Asbell and wife Jessica of Grayslake, IL, Emmitt C. Owens of Raleigh, Perry E. Owens of Thomasville, and Walter S. Asbell of Nashville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Ballard's Bridge Baptist Church by the Rev. Ron Parr. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, and all other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Edenton-Chowan Educational Foundation, designated for the Amy Asbell Memorial Fund, PO Box 206, Edenton, NC 27932. Amy has requested these funds be used to buy books for students in the Edenton-Chowan School System.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.