ROCKY MOUNT - Eileen Costello Pope, age 85, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Born in Galway, Ireland on May 12, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Michael Costello and Bridgette Nally Costello. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Michael Costello and Coleman Costello; sisters, Mary Bilger and Brenda Costello; son-in-law, Dicky Barnes; brother-in-law, Ray Austin; sister-in-law, Barbara Costello; and grandson-in-law, Daniel "Blake" Dawes.
She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Odom and husband, Charlie, of Nashville, Marie Pope of Rocky Mount, and Sheryll Barnes of Rocky Mount; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Patrick Costello and wife, Eileen, of England and Peter Costello and wife, Emily, of Coventry, England; and sister, Winifred Austin of Coventry, England.
A Celebration of Eileen's life will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Rev. Robert Louis Prezioso officiating. Visitation with the family will be following the service until 12:00 PM in the Atrium of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 420 Paul Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27803.