Eunice Lewis Colclough

Eunice Lewis Colclough

November 5, 2022, 93, Goldsboro –

Eunice Lewis Colclough of Goldsboro passed away on November 5, 2022. She was 93 years old.

Eunice was the third of twelve children in her family. She graduated from Lucama High School and attended Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) where she earned her degree in social work. She was married to Woodrow Colclough on December 16, 1951, and celebrated 40 years of marriage prior to his death on May 8, 1992. She enjoyed a long career assisting residents and families at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro.

Eunice was known for her generosity and desire to help others. She maintained active membership in the First Baptist Church of Goldsboro and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She assisted many students in attending college through her endowments to Barton College, Campbell University, and North Carolina State University. Additionally, she was always willing to devote her time and energy to family members in need.

Eunice is survived by a sister, Juanita L. Boyette, of Kinston; two sisters-in-law, Sue B. Lewis of Goldsboro and Mary Speight of Grantham; Elizabeth Thomas of the United Kingdom, who held a special place in Eunice’s heart; and over two dozen nieces and nephews and their families.

Eunice was preceded in death by her parents, Burt V. Lewis and Thelma B. Lewis; her husband, Woodrow W. Colclough; ten siblings, Gladys L. Bass, Jeddie L. Edwards, Daphne L. Faircloth, Edith L. Wilson, Burt R. (Rudolph) Lewis, Charles B. Lewis, Gene D. Lewis, Royce B. Lewis, Janet L. Johnson, and Sara L. Schult; and nine siblings-in-law, Leo Colclough, Catherine C. Yelverton, Lewis Colclough, W.C. Colclough, Eddison Colclough, Nanny Mae C. O’Neal, Elaine C. Ward, A.L. Colclough, and Lucy C. Smith.

The family would like to offer special thanks to the Brantham Family, and to the caregivers who provided in-home support for Eunice for several years. Tim, Tracy, Harley, Hayden, Lisa, Tammy, Sherry, Teresa, Gena, Teri, and Donna worked tirelessly to help Eunice maintain her residency and her independence to the greatest extent possible.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 11, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:00- p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Eunice’s life at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel with Dr. Glenn Phillips officiating. The interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated, but charitable contributions in Eunice’s name are preferred.

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at