Hanna Margaret Mathis was born June 29, 1964 in Charlotte, NC. She grew up in Durham and Bahama, NC where she loved riding horses, dancing, swimming, acting and cheering for the teams at Northern High School. She graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Art Education then graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in Dance Education. She was an art teacher and started her own art school in Greensboro, NC. She was commissioned to paint a mural at the Kids Path Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG). She has paintings in private and public collections across the country. She loved Wrightsville Beach, helping friends in need, rescuing animals, and traveling.
Hanna is survived by her parents, James Branson Mathis, Jr. and Margaret “Peggy” Anderson Mathis; sister Lyn Mathis Jenkins and husband Joe of Nags Head, NC.; and sister Laura Davidson Mathis and husband Tony Ward of Leland, NC. as well as nieces and nephews, Francie Bennett (Oliver), Joe Jenkins, Jr., James Jenkins, Brent Jenkins, Lela Ward, and Ella Ward. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins with special thanks to Julie Steele, Roy Anderson and Phil Anderson for their support and love through her life’s journey.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel led by Rev. Mark Tippett.
The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the Zimmer Cancer Institute for their years of excellent care and to the SECU Brunswick Hospice House for their kindness and compassion in her final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Adopt an Angel PO Box 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408 in honor of her beloved rescue dog, Graci.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099