Dixie Wilkins

September 20, 1929 - July 5, 2018
Dixie Wilkins


Dixie Ivey Wilkins, age 88 of Wilmington passed away on Thursday July 5, 2018 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

She was born in Dillon County, SC on September 20, 1929 to Gaston Ivey and Julia Walker Ivey.

Dixie was a longtime faithful member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church where she was very active serving the church including the WMU where she served as President, and traveled with many mission tours over the years including South Africa, The Holy Land, and Alaska. She was retired from Bell South phone company with 43 years of service. Prior to moving to Wilmington she lived in Lumberton where she was a member of Zions Hill Baptist Church and worked for Bell South.

Dixie is survived by her husband of 69 years, Henry T. Wilkins; one daughter Gloria Goff; two grandsons, Brian Allen, and Matthew Goff; and two great grandchildren Joshua Allen and Jacob Allen.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 pm Wednesday, July 11, 21018 followed by the Funeral services at Wrightsboro Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Tommy Bridges and Rev. Mike Lewis.

Burial will be in the New Hollywood Cemetery in Lumberton 2 pm on Thursday officiated by Rev. Jimmy Brown.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1515 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099.


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  • July 07, 2018
    Deborah L Cigary says:
    Gloria, I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Dixie was the sweetest woman Ever! She was always so kind and such a lovely lady! I shall never forget her!

  • July 07, 2018
    Reverend Larry and Vickie Turner says:
    Henry and Gloria, even though we've been gone from Zion Hill Baptist church a long time, we still have fond memories of Dixie. She was a precious, kind, and caring lady. It was a blessing to have known her. Our love to your family.

  • July 07, 2018
    Kathy mayers says:
    Praying for you and your family Henry God give you strength day by day

  • July 08, 2018
    Doris Daniels Posted on 7/8/2018 New Port Richey, Florida says:
    Uncle Henry and Gloria: My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you today and the days going forward. Aunt Dixie radiated the love and compassion for others in her smile and her actions. I will always remember the many happy times spent with her. As long as I remember Aunt Dixie, she will always be alive in my heart. Uncle Henry and Gloria, my love is with you. Love, Doris Daniels.

  • July 12, 2018
    Beverly Benton says:
    I'll always have fond memories of Dixie. We shared a mission trip to Rochester, NY and Durban, South Africa. A precious woman of God. I'll see her again in Glory.