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Llewellyn was born May 8, 1964 and departed this life on January 20, 2021.  William was born March 15, 1963 and departed this life on January 17, 2021. They were the sons of William Etheridge and Sarah Outterbridge Etheridge, both born in New York City.


William, better known as Bubba, attended Martin Community College and loved school probably more than anyone you have ever known.  He lit up the room with his smile and warm greetings and was loved by all.  If you were having a bad day, you only had to see that big smile and you instantly felt better.

He joined Indian Woods Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and truly loved his church family. He also loved singing in the choir and participating in whatever was going on at the time.  He was truly his Mom’s sidekick.  He loved riding and you barely ever saw one without the other. Aside from riding, he was especially happy dancing, talking on the phone, and spending time with his Dad.

Llewellyn, better known as Tompie or Lou by some, attended Bertie High School and enjoyed his work at the Windsor Cleaners as well as numerous factory jobs.  He loved his family and was the best at cleaning his house, yard and vehicle.  He had a flare for decorating which was also a trait of his Mom.  Lou was a person who would help anyone who needed it and would do it willingly.

He was a member of Indian Woods Missionary Baptist Church and was married to Vivian Lucille Butler on April 27, 2007, who now resides in Lexington, NC.  He has one daughter, Charlene Etheridge of Colerain, NC; two stepdaughters, Yolanda Butler of Salisbury, NC and Stephanie Butler Woodberry (Dexter) of Atlanta, GA; one stepson, Sterling Robinson of Lexington, NC and six step grandkids, Ayanna. Nehemiah, and Zechariah, all of Salisbury, NC and Taliyah, Armani, and DJ, all of Atlanta, GA.

Both Bubba and Tompie (Lou) loved family outings, cooking, and eating. They especially like holidays like Christmas and all the celebrating and decorating that went with it.  Guess you could say, their Mom taught them well.

They leave to cherish precious memories:  mother, Sarah Outterbridge Rascoe (William) of the home, William Etheridge (Janie) of Chesterfield, VA; Lou’s wife, Vivian Butler Etheridge, of Lexington, NC; their sisters, Teresa Biggs and Gwendolyn Williams of Windsor, NC;  stepbrother, Rodney Fulmore (wife Lorie and children Brianna and Max of New York); nieces, Tanyka Biggs, Lisa Biggs; nephews, Richard Kelton of Rhode Island and Preston Williams of Windsor, NC, in addition to Lou’s children, Charlene,  Yolanda, Stephanie, and Sterling, along with  a host of grandchildren, cousins, other family members and friends.

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