Elijah O’Neal Midgette, born 9lbs 3oz on Sunday, October 19, 1997, was absent from his body and present with his Lord on Monday, June 12, 2023. A scholar of English and Religion. More than a writer- an artist of words, a Poet. Lover of Life. A See-er of people and the wonder on earth, recognizing the complexity and purpose of all, which was not confined to the earth. He had solutions and hope that he shared. His Light is as eternal as the Source of it.
Passing on before him are his sister Jazania Joy Midgette, grandparents Arval and Jazania O’Neal, Bobby and Judy Midgette, uncle Eddie O’Neal, and aunt Sharon Powers. Remaining behind are his parents/best friends Jonna and Robert Midgette, sister Jorah Midgette, godparents Wanda and Gary Sherman, grandmother Joanne Cartwright, aunts and uncles Sandra O’Neal, Jerald O’Neal, Joey and Virginia O’Neal, Anna Cargill, Susan and Cindy Cartwright, Byron Wilson, and many Cousins as close as brothers and sisters. Among many Christian brothers and sisters are Boldness Bentile, Jeremy Jackson, Brad Ward, and Ivey Johnson. Countless dear friends meant everything to him and importantly, there are God-sent mentors, teachers, providers, employers, and pastors who regarded him as a friend more than a subject and all of whom he deeply treasures still, beyond where we yet can see.
There will be a service to recognize him for who he was on earth, at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at Fair Haven United Methodist Church on Tradewinds Road in Rodanthe, NC. Gathering and viewing will begin at 1:00 pm. Burial in the O’Neal family cemetery will immediately follow the service.
His family and friends’ hearts extend to the very depths to the others in this tragedy and ask that all donations in his honor go to support those in need.
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.