​Mr. John Elbert Bumphus, known to many as "Bump", age 86, of Roxboro, North Carolina entered eternal rest on Monday, April 24, 2023 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. He was a native of Person County and a member of Zion Level Missionary Baptist in Semora, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ellen Yvonne Richmond Bumphus; daughter Vanessa Farrish; and parents Clyde and Ruth Brandon Bumphus.

Mr. John Elbert “Bump” Bumphus leaves to cherish his memory his wife Shirl Bumphus of Leasburg, North Carolina; daughters Deborah Stephens, Charlene Hairston (Jerry) and Veronica Holloway, all of Roxboro, North Carolina; special daughter Priscilla Bumphus of Graham, North Carolina; son Angelo Bumphus (Sandra) of Roxboro, North Carolina; son-in-law Gene Farrish of Durham, North Carolina; sisters-in-law Cathy Bumphus, Mary Winstead, Frances Richmond and Barbara Blaine, all of Roxboro, North Carolina; brothers-in-law Reverend Larry Smith, Jr. of Greensboro, North Carolina and Donald Richmond (Shirley) of Baltimore, Maryland; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 14 great great-grandchildren; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, additional relatives and friends.

Public Viewing

​Friday, April 28, 2023
1:00 PM until 6:00 PM
(The Family will be present from 5 PM until 6 PM.)
Hester, Whitted and Daye Funeral Home
603 South Main Street
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
Phone: (336) 599-0104

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 29, 2023
1:00 PM
Zion Level Missionary Baptist Church
1780 Zion Level Church Road
Semora, North Carolina 27343
Phone: (336) 234 - 8151
Reverend Willie O. Glenn, Senior Pastor and Eulogist


Zion Level Missionary Baptist Church
Semora, North Carolina

Throughout the Bereavement Period, 
the Family will greet visitors at 
1350 Mill Creek Road in Roxboro.

(Face coverings are required while inside at all Viewings, Visitations and Services.)
Mr. John Elbert "Bump" Bumphus

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The Family of the late
Mr. John Elbert Bumphus
would like to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness that they received surrounding the loss of their loved one.