05/07/08 — ETTA W. WILKINS

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June 18, 1919-May 6, 2008

PRINCETON -- Etta Mae Waters Wilkins, 88, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Wilkins was born in Wayne County to the late Jerry Franklin Waters and Mollie Westbrook Waters. She was married to the late Lenly Wilkins. Her greatest joy was being a full-time homemaker with devotion to her family. Among her fondest memories were the years spent teaching the primary class as a member of Oakland Friends Meeting. She was also a past member of the Oakland Grange and Homemakers Club.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with the Rev. Percy Coleman and the Rev. Rose Hicks officiating. Interment will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilkins is survived by her son, Alton Ray Wilkins and wife, Jane, of Goldsboro; her daughter, Carolyn W. Howell and husband, Jack, of Princeton; her grandchildren, Dean Wilkins and wife, Brandy, Kimberly Wilkins, Jackie Howell Hudson and husband, Jamie; her great-grandchildren, Peyton and Dalton Wilkins, Makenzi and Madison Hudson; her brother, Edward Waters and wife, Marie; and her sisters-in-law, Ruby Floars and Jessie Waters.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Wilkins was preceded in death by a brother, Hudson Waters.

The family will receive friends following the service at Seymour Funeral Home.

Special thanks to Pastor Coleman, staff of Brian Center, caregivers, Elsie Lassiter and Nina Holland and all others who supported in any way.


Published in Obituaries on May 7, 2008 2:56 PM