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James D. Wilkins

Posted By obits On May 12, 2022 @ 11:57 am In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 10 Comments

Wilkins James Donald opt

James Donald Wilkins, age 78, of Shiloh, NC died on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at his home. Born in Grand Rapids, MN on June 15, 1943 to the late James C. Wilkins and Nellie Bignall Taylor, he was the widower of Pamela Wilkins. Mr. Wilkins served his country honorably in the U. S. Army. After serving, he worked as a truck driver and also owned and operated Wilkins Grocery. He was a member of Riddle Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Jami Wilkins of Shiloh; a son, James Wilkins (Shelley) of Durham, NC; two brothers, Jerry Wilkins of AZ and Jack Wilkins of MT; a half-sister, Carol Venlet of MI; two grandchildren, Olivia Wilkins and Isla Wilkins; two sisters-in-law, Jo Ann Young and Linda Primaky of Elizabeth City; many nieces and nephews; and Jenny Spivey and her children, Kevin and Aubree who he loved as his own child and grandchildren.

A funeral service with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Riddle Pentecostal Holiness Church, 945 S. Sandy Hook Road, Shiloh, NC 27974 with Pastor Jon Mason officiating. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Wilkins family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hyland Boulevard, Staten Island, NY10306 or online at t2t.org/donate/.

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Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States (US)
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
Email: J.J.Twiford@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from Shannon Anderson on May 12th, 2022 4:57 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Many prayers and love. He was a great guy. I remember him taking care of me when we were there back when I was a kid and got the virus. I was like 10 or 12.

Condolence from Timmy Mason on May 12th, 2022 5:28 pm

Great friend and all out person. R.i.p my friend. God bless the family through this time.

Condolence from Ella Mason on May 12th, 2022 5:51 pm

My prayers go out to the family. I’m so sorry for your loss.May God’s love surround you and your family!

Condolence from Faye Richardson on May 12th, 2022 6:29 pm

Jamie and Jimmy I am so sorry to hear about uncle Jim. Uncle Jim and aunt Pam were like family to us. We have a lot of memories of both of them. He will be very much missed. If we can do anything for you please let us know. We love you. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you at this time.

Condolence from Carolyn Jennings on May 12th, 2022 7:14 pm

Jimmy and family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He was such a friendly man and kind to everyone. Special memories of him working in the store.

Condolence from Brenda Fuller on May 15th, 2022 1:01 am

Jami, Jimmy, and family, So sorry that Jim has passed. He was always very kind to me, he had to be, or Pam( my cousin) would have been mad at him. Had a lot of fun with them in Santa Maria years ago. I know he is happy because he is back with his Pam. He will be missed. Love and prayers to all of you.

Condolence from Bodie and Donna Way on May 15th, 2022 4:22 pm

Sending our condolences and love. Our hearts go out to all of you. We know he had reunited with the love of his life and they will always be watching over all of you. ♥️

Condolence from Calvin Clark on May 16th, 2022 6:11 am

Sending my condolences to your family
From the Clark family. Jim was a great man and will be missed by many.

Condolence from Melodie Mason white on May 16th, 2022 3:22 pm

I’m so sorry for your Loss and I am praying for your Family .
I use to work for Mr.Wilcons at his Grocery store in Riddle years ago. He was a very kind Man and he always had faith in me. While working at his store, I learned how to multitask and do many things at one time . Every time I’m able to Multitask, I think of Mr. Jim Wilcons and his Grocery store I was Blessed to work in .
Thank you Mr.Wilcons for believing in me and teaching me and giving me lessons I can carry with me the rest of my life.
You will be Missed! Rest In Peace

Condolence from Sandy Jennings Ferebee on May 19th, 2022 1:42 pm

Prayers for you all during this time

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