Edna Inez Skinner Register

November 15, 1921February 7, 2013
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Edna Inez Skinner Register, 91, passed peacefully from this world and into heaven on Thursday February 7, 2013. She was a member of Gethsemane Free Will Baptist Church in Tuscarora, NC. She was a very devoted mother of 5 sons and spent her life taking care of her boys. Her license plate even read "My5sons". She was born Nov. 15, 1921 in Wilson County. She married her husband, James Albert (JA) Register on Sept. 8, 1941. He was a career Navy man, so she set off on a long military career before he retired in 1960 and moved back to Tuscarora where they engaged in farming.

During her life in addition to raising her 5 sons, she traveled with her husband and lived in New Jersey, Washington, Rhode Island, Virginia, Qingdao, China, Newfoundland, and Puerto Rico. During this time as a busy mother and housewife, she also took time to help teach a nursery school on the base in Puerto Rico which she always said was her favorite job.

After retiring, she moved back on the farm and started farming again. She worked very hard in helping her husband get the farm moving in the right direction. After the death of her husband in 1984, she moved to New Bern in her favorite little brick home and worked for Rose's Department store until she retired in 2000. Her favorite hobby of all time was growing Roses. She became known as the Rose lady of the area and she was very proud of all varieties of roses that she grew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, JA Register and her granddaughter Kimberly Register. She is survived by her 5 sons; Jimmy and wife Jeannie Register of Greenville, NC, Bobby and wife Cathy Register of Tampa, Fl, Pat and wife Jane Register, Dale and wife Patricia Register and Ricky Register of Kinston, NC.

She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren; Julie Hill, Kristie Dail, Jamie Godwin, Alan Register, Robbie Register, Shannon Register, Lynn Register, Amanda Register, Lisa Jernigan, Dennis, Register, Jordan Register, and Amber Agee.

She is also survived by her 14 Great grand Children; Gavin Hill, Carly Hill, Kirsten Haggart, Peri Dail, Tyler Godwin, Brianna Godwin, Michael Register, Davis Register, Brody Register, Matt McCoy, Tanner McCoy, Colby Jernigan, Kayleigh Register, Allison Register and one Great-Great Grandchild; Kenleigh Haggart.

Visitation will take place from 6 - 7 pm, Monday February 11, 2013 at Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7 pm at Cotten funeral home. She will be interned next to her husband in New Bern National Cemetery, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11 am.

Online condolences may be made to the Register family at

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.


  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2013

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Donna Gearheart

February 18, 2013

Jimmy, Jeannie and family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joanne Hughes

February 14, 2013

Ricky, so sorry to hear about your mother. I never met her, but I am sure she was a wonderful lady. We will be praying for you all.

Wanda Sutton

February 14, 2013

Mrs. Reggy was a wonderful lady. I first meet her at Spring Arbor. I feel in love with her then. I left there then I found her again while I was taking care of a lady in Ayden. I was glad to see her. She was so sweeeet. I called her my pickle lady cause she loved dill pickles and gold fish. I wish miss her and know yal will. I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful sweet woman!

Wanda & Tommy Forrest

February 13, 2013

To the family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We know that your wonderful memories will keep Mrs Register in your hearts forever. May God comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

L. Walters

February 13, 2013

Ms. Register seemed like a person who lived her life to the fullest. Now she's asleep hoping to hear the words Lazarus heard when Jesus resurrected him saying "Lazarus come out" meaning from the grave. So for now rest in peace.

Ricky Clements

February 13, 2013

Memories of your mother will soothe the hurt and pain of her loss. She was a wonderful lady. It was a joy to be her neighbor for a short time. Bless you all. May your memories be many.
Ricky & Sharon Clements

Robyn Garris

February 13, 2013

To Jeannie, Jimmy & family: I am very sorry to hear of your family's loss. I pray that the "God of all peace & comfort" be with your family at this time. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time.


February 12, 2013

My heart goes out to you all. I hold a special place in my heart for you Jimmy as my supervisor at DuPont. I offer my heartfelt sympathy to you Jimmy and Ricky as I have worked with you both closely over the years and it is extended to the rest of your family as well.

Sandra ( Jones ) Dunn, Raleigh, NC

Russell & Tammy Hartley

February 12, 2013

To Dennis and Family
I'm sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family. May God's grace guide you through this trying time.

Edward and Carlene (Register) Zsiga

February 12, 2013

Bobby, Jimmy, Patrick, Dale and Ricky and all of your families - We are so sorry to hear that Aunt Inez passed away. Hope all of you are doing OK. My mother is here with me in Maine and we won't be able to make it down in time for the funeral. Duane should be stopping by to see all of you. Remember the good times, fun, great food that we all shared. God bless and keep you!!