James Monroe Meekins, 90, of 1261 NC Highway 343 North, South Mills, NC died Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 23, 1927 in Pasquotank County to the late William Frank Meekins and Eddy Mae Samples Meekins and was the husband of Peggy Jean Sawyer Meekins. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA and the Columbia Masonic Lodge. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, June Meekins Horton and husband Rick of FL; two sons, Billy Meekins and wife Melissa of Chesapeake, VA; and Virgil Lee Meekins of South Mills, NC; four grandchildren, Bill Meekins, Joshua Meekins, Keith Allcox, and Bryce Horton; and ten great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Lora Meekins.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy McCoy officiating followed by Masonic Rites. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Meekins family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.
Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)
405 East Church Street