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Olivia Shields Biggerstaff, 89, died at her home on Church Street Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Mrs. Biggerstaff was born in Halifax County, NC, July 4, 1929, to the late Mary Eliza Lamb White.

She was a school teacher having taught for 30 years, and retired from Chanoler Middle School. She also attended and played the piano and organ for both Grace Episcopal Church in Weldon, NC, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Halifax, NC.  

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Biggerstaff was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Biggerstaff and son, Lee Biggerstaff.

Surviving are her daughters, Shiela Biggerstaff and Nancy McCaskey; son, Chris Biggerstaff and wife Sheryl; grandchildren, Josh Askew and wife Alison, Shelley Askew, Greg Biggerstaff and wife Wendy, Audrey Pate and husband Bryan, Casey Clubb and husband Brett, Brian Biggerstaff and Jessica.  Also surviving are 23 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Askew Funeral Service — Jackson Chapel, Jackson, NC, and all other times at the home, 709 N. Church St., Jackson, NC.  

The Reverend Ben Duffey will conduct funeral services at (New) Trinity Episcopal Church, 1305 Main St., Scotland Neck, NC Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 11:00 am with interment to follow in the (Old) Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to www.askewfs.com