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Resser Braswell Pilkington, 85, formerly of Princeton, died Friday evening at Smithfield Manor in Smithfield.

A homegoing service will be held 7 p.m. Monday evening from the chapel of Howell Funeral Home. The Reverends Dennis Pollock and James Corbett will officiate. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at at Progressive Church Cemetery in Princeton.

Mrs. Pilkington was born in Johnston County on Aug. 17, 1919, to the late Nelson and Mary Jane Fleming Braswell. She was a member of Riverside Free Will Baptist Church in Princeton and was retired from the Johnston County School System.

She is survived by two daughters, Patsy Pilkington Howell and husband, Billy Ray of Goldsboro and Frances Pilkington Penny and husband, Butch of Garner; one son, Donnie Pilkington and wife, Sherry of Clayton; one brother, Wilton Braswell and wife, Vonnie of Swansboro; and one sister, Dixie Hall and husband, Hubert of Goldsboro; 11 grandchildren, Stephen Howell and wife, Heather, Becky Price and husband, Tracy, Jodi Trapp and husband, Ernst, Ashley Pilkington, Paris Penny, Charlene, Lisa, Sue, Dean, Debra, and John Pilkington and wife, Crystal; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Israel Pilkington; one son, Thurman Pilkington; and one daughter, Janet Carol Pilkington.

The family will receive friends following the service Monday evening at Howell Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Billy and Patsy Howell, 1809 Westover Drive in Goldsboro.

Condolences to the Pilkington family may be sent via e-mail to howellfh@earthlink.net


Published in Obituaries on April 24, 2005 9:12 AM