Awilda Smith

July 25, 1934 - November 24, 2022
Awilda  Smith


Mrs. Awilda Smith was born on Wednesday July 25, 1934, in Wilmington, NC to her parents Curtis & Agnes Atkinson. Mrs. Awilda worked for 39 years with the New Hanover School District as the office manager for the transportation department.

She was preceded in death not only by her parents, but also one brother Wayne Atkinson, one Niece Debbie Sasser and one Great Nephew Brian Sasser.

She was survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Mr. Leon Smith. And although she never gave birth, she was a mother to two children: Leon Kirby and Cindy Black.

Two Grandchildren: Trevor Black & Christian Black

Two Nephews: Geoffrey Atkinson (Teresa) & Chuck Atkinson

One Nephew in Law: Rex Sasser

One Niece: Tammy Winslow (Ronnie)

Two Great Nephews: Chad Sasser (Whitney) & Nicholas Atkinson

One Great Niece: Aja Holguin

One Great-Great Niece: Bodie Sasser

Mrs. Awilda Smith passed from this life into the hands of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday November 24, 2022, at the age of 88. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services for Mrs. Awilda Smith will be held on Wednesday November 30, 2022, at Wrightsboro Baptist Church, located at 2736 Castle Hayne Rd. Wilmington, NC 28401, where she was a faithful member for 21 years. A viewing will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the church, with the service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens with Rev. Eddie Eaton officiating.

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  • December 06, 2022
    Delores Josey says:
    I was saddened to hear of Awilda’s passing. We worked together for many years in NHC transportation department. She was full of laughter. May God’s peace be with the family during this difficult time.

  • December 05, 2022
    Betty lennon Burgess says:
    Leon, so sorry to hear about Awilda. She was a faithful friend since first grade.

  • December 02, 2022
    Nida & Ernie Langston says:
    We are so sorry to learn of Awilda’s passing. We just saw her obituary online, Dec. 2nd. She was a sweet cousin! She is in so more pain & is with Jesus now! With love, Ernie & Nida Langston