David Lindsey Atkinson

November 24, 1964 - February 12, 2012
David Lindsey Atkinson

David Lindsey Atkinson, 47, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Sunday February 12, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

David was born on November 24, 1964 to the late Dorothy Jones Hayes. He was also preceded in death by his brothers William, Bert (Charlie), and Howard Hayes all formerly of Raeford, NC.

David was a unique person, born Hearing Impaired, he learned to communicate by sign language and graduated from Morganton School for the Deaf in Morganton, NC. He was an employee at K & W Cafeteria for the past 18 years, and was loved by all who knew him.

David is survived by his father James Atkinson (Gudrun) of Spring Hill, Florida, sister Shirley H. Honeycutt (Lloyd), brother James Hayes (Tami), Aunt Louise (Ken), uncle R.B. Jones, and many nieces and nephews. He especially adored his great niece and nephew Katelyn and Michael Gieschen.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:00PM at the Seaside Chapel, Visitation to follow.

Burial will be Friday, February 17, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at Raeford Cemetery, Raeford, NC.

The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at NHRMC and the staff at Clear Message Interpreting Services.

Flowers are welcome, memorial contributions may be made to Seaside Chapel building fund, 105 Dow Road Carolina Beach, NC 28428.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • March 13, 2012
    Shirley Honeycutt says:
    David, my brother, you were a big part of my life and I miss you dearly. I know that God has another plan for you. I will miss your smiling face and what a big Heart you had. You will always have a place in my Heart I know I will see you again one day. I miss you and love you. Your sister shirley

  • February 15, 2012
    Wendy Paschal McMahan says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. David was a great guy. Even thought I haven't see him in years. I remember fondly that he's such a sweet guy at our school from CNCSD to NCSD. David... You are God's angel now. Wendy

  • February 14, 2012
    Bryan Wooten says:
    To The Atkinson Families ~ Please accept my deepest sympathy of the loss of your David Atkinson. I knew him from school, he is a great guy & so friendly ... May God give each of you all the comforts during this time of sorrow ...

  • February 14, 2012
    TARA BARNES says:
    HE WILL BE MISS AND WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. DAVID IS VERY SWEET AND KIND GUY. I MISS HIM. WE GREW UP FROM PRIMARY TO GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER.HE IS GOING HOME TO HEAVEN. MY PRAY IS WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. CLASS OF 1985 TARA BARNES

  • February 14, 2012
    Susan Lanier says:
    David was kind, gentle, and a dear friend to so many--both Deaf and hearing. He will be so fondly remembered for his easy-going personality and for his grateful heart to all. My prayer is that you all would cherish the memories of his life and know he impacted many lives.