Gwendolyn Thigpen Huffman
Gwendolyn Thigpen Huffman
  • July 30, 1928 - June 25, 2017
  • New Bern, North Carolina

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Gwendolyn Thigpen Huffman, 88, of New Bern died Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Born July 30, 1928, Gwen was raised on a farm near Beulaville, NC. She married Norman Glenn Huffman of Richlands in 1951. Together they were instrumental in the founding of Battleground Park Baptist Church (now Neuse River BC) on Old Cherry Point Road.

Gwen was a devout Christian who loved the Lord. She read and studied the Bible incessantly. As a young lady, she began teaching Bible classes at Cedar Fork Baptist Church. She was involved as an adult in various ministry aspects at Neuse River and Tabernacle Baptist Churches, where she was a long-time member.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Mears Thigpen and Freeda Quinn Thigpen; her husband Norman Huffman.

She is survived by her two sisters, Almena Mercer (husband Norman) of Beulaville, and Dorothy Johnston of Kinston. She and Norman's four children are Mike (wife Cindy) of New Bern, Walter (wife Viki) of Sanford, Anita (husband Dale) of Fairfax, VA, and Rosalee (husband Dwayne) of Winterville, NC.

She has ten grandchildren, Ray, Allen, Justin, Jason, Jennifer, Danny, Tyler, Nathan, Matthew, and Andrew.

She has thirteen grandchildren, Cameron, Jayden, Brooke, Jude, Nicholas, Jeremiah, Lauren, Jonas, Ellianna, Chloe, Elizabeth, Jubal, and Kenley.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, June 30,2017 at 3:00pm at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory. On-line condolences may be made to www.cottenfuneral