Estelle Waller Summerlin


Estelle Waller Summerlin, 86, of Dublin, NC, died the evening of June 10, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Robert Summerlin, and her sisters, Katherine Carr and Korney Adams. Born Nov. 5, 1932, Estelle grew up near Mount Olive. She met her future husband when she was 12 and they were married after she graduated from Meredith College in 1953. Estelle was the long-time organist for Dublin First Baptist Church where she also taught handbell choir, youth choir and children’s choir. She was also a devoted piano and organ teacher. Music was her passion and her calling.

Estelle is survived by her four children and their families: Robin and Renee Summerlin, Rob Summerlin and Larkin Summerlin Smith; Nell Summerlin and Rebecca Askew; Julia and Jay Wright, Jackson and Jarrett Wright; and Mark Summerlin.

The family would like to thank Claretha Drake, Marion Leach and Lola Wooten for their loving care of Estelle.

Services were handled by Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home on Thursday, June 13, 2019.


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