OBITUARY

Natalie A Earp

November 25, 1925March 6, 2019

Natalie Anderson Earp, 93, of Matthews, North Carolina went home to be with her Lord on March 6, 2019. She was born in Citronelle, Alabama on November 25, 1925 to the late Wilhelm Nathanael Anderson and Hazel Pelton Anderson. Natalie attended University of Alabama. She married the love of her life, Lester Earp on April 15, 1945 in Pensacola, FL. They served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for over 30 years. In addition to her parents, Natalie is predeceased by her husband, Lester, of 42 years. She is survived by her son, Scott Earp and wife Susan of Huntsville, AL, son Nat Earp and wife Julie of Commerce City, Co and daughter Dru Meier and husband Scott of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren Tabitha Hall, Sarah Hall, Mary-Margaret Earp, Matthew Earp, and Makenna Earp and great grandson Phoenix Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Natalie’s honor to Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862 A private graveside service will be held at Waxhaw City Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, March 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Natalie A Earp

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Lynn Eddings Norris

March 8, 2019

Can just picture HOW ECSTATIC Aunt Nat will be at this moment, due to her reunion with Uncle Al, who was related to Wyatt Earp. They worked with the support group for the Wycliffe Bible Translators Society for many years including in the Philippines during times rife with banditry after Uncle Al left Lockheed. We thought they and our cousins must be the bravest people in the whole world. Before all that, when they were still living in Lithia Springs, Ga. during my youth, we used to visit Aunt Nat and Uncle Al almost every weekend on their farm and fly skyhigh when Uncle Al ran under us and flung us upward on the swing under such an immense oak tree. We loved to ride on the old Ford tractor, climb tall pine trees, madly embrace their stunning collie Samantha, catch fireflies and moonbeams in a jar, and fill ourselves to bursting with corn on the cob and other goodies. Ending up with homemade ice cream and blackberry cobbler. Strangely, I happen to have some all natural ice cream and blackberries in the refrigerator right now. Time for a final salute!