Genevieve R. Tolbert, 80, of Ross Street, Morganton, NC died Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at Mission St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville, NC. Born in Yancey County, NC, on July 21, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Mills Robinson and Hester Bailey Robinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Joe Reginald Tolbert; a daughter, Brenda Jo Tolbert; brothers, Raphael and Raymond Robinson; and sisters, Carrie A. Caroway, Roberta Caroway, and Velma McKelvey. Genevieve was raised in the Methodist faith and retired from Broughton Hospital after 30 years of service.She is survived by her daughters, Kaye Parker and husband, Robert, of Accokeek, MD, Sandy Stiles and husband, Mike, of Morganton; a beloved son, Randy Joe Tolbert of Morganton; grandchildren, Reginald Parker and wife, Kenya, Robert Parker and wife, LaTisha, Kylene Parker and husband, Patrick, Jamie Stiles and wife, Cynthia, Jason Stiles and wife, Robin, and a special grandson, Jeff Stiles; nine great-grandchildren and number of nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2007 in Burke Memorial Park with Rev. Ed Stephenson officiating. The family will receive friends at Sossoman Funeral Home on Saturday from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.

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