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Ethel Somersett Hewett, 105, lifelong member of Gibson Avenue Baptist Church

Ethel Somersett Hewett

WILMINGTON — Ethel Somersett Hewett, 105, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at Liberty Commons. Mrs. Hewett was born Jan. 1, 1915, in Shallotte to the late Joel Mance and Mussetta Somersett.

She was preceded in death by the late Hadley Hewett; two sons, Donald Hewett and Carlton Hewett (Vivian); and six brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Hewett is survived by granddaughter, Deborah Sasser (Herbert); grandson, Carlton Hewett Jr. (Corrine); three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; devoted daughter-in-law; Carol Hewett; and granddaughter, Samantha Hewett (Deitz).

Mrs. Hewett was a lifelong member of Gibson Avenue Baptist Church. She worked at Spofford Mills as a weaver, Industrial Uniform as a seamstress and at the Senior Center for 18 years, knitting hats for New Hanover Regional Medical Center infants.

She enjoyed meeting her friends for lunch during the week until the age of 100. She especially loved Bojangles chicken.

The family gives many thanks to the staff at Liberty Commons Nursing Home for your excellent love and care of our loved one; it will never be forgotten. A special thank you to Liberty Hospice for your dedicated care of our loved one. Each of you hold a special place in our hearts.

There will be a funeral service held with attendance limited to 40 people. Internment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Merrell Mckoy and the Rev. Jonathan Rochelle will officiate services.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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