Elizabeth Hall Myers died peacefully in her home in Chapel Hill on the morning of July 15, 2010 after a two month period of illness. She was born the only child to Ada Manning and Clarence Hall in Portmouth, Virginia in 1925 and grew up in Washington, NC and Williamsburg, VA. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1947. While working for the head of floral design for Colonial Williamsburg, she met cinematographer William A. Myers. They were married at Bruton Parish Church in 1952. After living in Syracuse, NY for three years, they moved to Chapel Hill and raised their family there.
She was the mother of four children, Elizabeth Manning, Catherine Sterling, William Hall and Matthew Thomas Maitland, one granddaughter, Catherine Ferguson, three dogs, seven cats, and numerous squirrels, bluejays, rabbits, and turtles all of whom she amused and adored.
She delighted in teaching hundreds of pre-school children over the course of 24 years at the Church of the Holy Family Preschool in Chapel Hill and Epworth Preschool in Durham. She gave much to her community, her friends and her family over her lifetime. In addition to numerous other contributions, she served on the Horace Williams House and the Chapel Hill Greenway Commission. Her family and friends remember her for her charming humor, lively spirit, intelligence, and talent.
She is survived by her daughter, Catherine; her sons, Hall and Matt; her granddaughters, Catherine and Ann, and grandsons Charles, Robert and Nathan.
The memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the Church of the Holy Family, 300 Hayes Road in Chapel Hill, NC.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Duke HomeCare and Hospice: dhch.duhs.duke.edu