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James  "Scobby" Leonard Midgette, Sr., 84, of 2405 Dogwood Drive, New Bern transitioned Saturday, March 7, 2020 at his residence.

Family and friends may express condolences at the residence until 8:00 PM.

His funeral service is 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. Peter's A. M. E. Zion Church  617 Queen St., New Bern with Reverend. R. E. Midgette, Jr., Eulogist  The interment will follow at  Evergreen Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Ollie Simmons Midgette of the home; sons, Reverend Dr. R. E. Midgette, Sr. (Ava), Michael Hill (Sylvia) both of New Bern; daughters, Karen Moore, Jessica Simpson (Willie) and Brenda Hill all of New Bern; brothers, Ronald Miller (Thelma) of Chester, VA, Gregory  Boone of Newark, NJ and Bernard Boone of Summerset, NJ; sisters, Arlena Jones, Kinston, NC and Marva Smith, Litonia, GA; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family request no flowers, but memorials may be made to:  West Street Christian Church Building Fund   301 Forest Oaks Drive, New Bern, NC 28562.

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  • Saturday, March 7, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Oscars Mortuary
  • Monday, March 9, 2020
    We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord God continue to strengthen and keep you all in your time of sorrow. 🙏🏿❤️
    ~ Elijah & Paula Jones   New Bern, NC
  • Monday, March 9, 2020
    May the family find peace during this time of sorrow. We will all miss “”Uncle Scobby. God will continue to strengthen your heart. Be encouraged.
    ~ Claude and Vickie Davis   Raleigh, NC
  • Monday, March 9, 2020
    May the family find peace during this time of sorrow. We will all miss “”Uncle Scobby. God will continue to strengthen your heart. Be encouraged.
    ~ Claude and Vickie Davis   Raleigh, NC
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    I am so sorry to hear the news of Mr. Scobby's passing. Rev. You and the rest of the Family are in my Thoughts and Prayers. Give Ms. Ollie a big hug and kiss for me !!! Love to you all !!! May God Bless and Keep you all !!!!
    ~ Henry Dancy   Pinetops, NC
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    May our condolences bring you comfort, and may our prayers ease the pain of your loss.
    ~ Vickie Foster Stevens & Family   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    My condolences and heartfelt Sympathy to the Midgette family. 🙏🙏❤️
    ~ Bonnie Woods   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020
    Rest in peace my brother. Really going to miss you my friend, Sleep well.
    ~ Samuel D Lewis (Say Jay)   JACKSONVILLE
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020
    I'm so sorry for your loss, may he rest in heavenly peace
    ~ Rigdon K Whitfield Sr.   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020
    To Ms. Ollie and the rest of the Midgette family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that I am praying for you and may God strengthen and keep you all.
    ~ Vivian J Hargett   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020
    May God bring peace and comfort to the Midgette family during this most difficult. Please know that others share in your loss. May the God of peace be with you today, and during the days ahead! "Hold to God's unchanging hand!"
    ~ Dr. Erroll L. Royal   Raleigh, NE
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    My condolences and heartfelt Sympathy to the Midgette family. 🙏🙏❤️
    ~ Bonnie Woods   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    My condolences and heartfelt Sympathy to the Midgette family. From the Woods family
    ~ Bonnie Woods   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    My condolences and heartfelt Sympathy to the Midgette family. From the Woods family
    ~ Bonnie Woods   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    My condolences and heartfelt Sympathy to the Midgette family. From the Woods family
    ~ Bonnie Woods   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Mrs.Ollie and Family so sorry for the loss of your love one. I don't have to say take care of each other because you already do that. Cherish your memories.
    ~ Charlene Washington   New Bern, NC
  • Sunday, March 8, 2020
    Ms Ollie, Reggie Karen and family, we were saddened to hear of your loss. We continue to keep u lifted in prayer. For as you know God makes no mistakes. Hold your head up. God is still God, the Author and finisher of your faith. We love u and God bless u and continue to keep you all in his care at this time and days to come. The Mayfield's and Barbers
    ~ Susan Barber   New Bern
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    To the Midgette Family Condolences comes from our family to yours. Stay Blessed.
    ~ Rosetta M. Kornegay & Mr. Ashley Parker & Family   New Bern
  • Monday, March 9, 2020
    To the family of Mr Midgette: you are in my prayer 🙏🏿
    ~ Fronsheena J West   Chesterfield, VA
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    May the caring thoughts of friends and family and precious memories be a comfort to you and your family at this difficult time
    ~ CYNTHIA GRAHAM FOSTER   Brooklyn, NY
  • Friday, March 13, 2020
    Karen, Ms. Ollie and Family, Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, please be strengthen when you look back on the memories you shared with Mr. Scobby, may they help comfort and bring you peace tomorrow.  Beyond the sadness of saying good-bye is the peace of knowing you’re connected forever in love.  Our hearts go out to you and we are saddened in this time of sorrow.   After knowing the close bond that you shared with him , we are sure you are going through the most difficult and trying time.  Please accept our sincere condolences.  God has you in His arms and we have you in our hearts. Zeb Gibbs, Doris G. Hicks and Family
    ~ Bonnie Fisher   Virginia Beach, VA