Ellen Hinson Mckeithan of Wilmington passed away Sunday July 10, 2011 at home.
She was born on November 7, 1941 in Wilmington NC, the daughter of Gaynelle Hinson and the late Walter Lewis Hinson.
She was a dedicated English teacher and remembered her students from Sunset Park Jr. High, Williston, New Hanover High School and John T. Hoggard High School fondly all of her life.
Ellen was a member of Sierra Club and Beta Sigma Phi and had many life long friends from both organizations. She participated in the Azalea Festival parades and art show for many years and continued to support the arts and theater in a variety of ways whenever possible. Her compassion for animals led her to adopt numerous rescue cats and dogs that gave her great joy and provided loving homes for the remainder of their lives.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Mckeithan Rabon of Wilmington, her two brothers Walter Lewis (W.L.) Hinson and (wife) Joyce of Wilmington, Stanley Wayne Hinson and (wife) Paulette of Evergreen, her sister Patra Charles of Wilmington, and four nephews and a niece.
A celebration of her life will be held at her home on Thursday, July 28th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Friends of Felines or your local Humane Society.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.