Mae Ann Wilkins

March 7, 1942 - March 20, 2023
Mae Ann Wilkins

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Mae Ann Rising Wilkins 81, of Wilmington, NC went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday March 20, 2023 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

Mae Ann was born in Wilmington, NC on March 7, 1942 to the late William A. and Alberta M. Rising. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Marion Lee Wilkins; son Terry Lee Wilkins; daughters Teresa Lynn Lineberry and Tina Marie Railey; brother William (Billy) Rising; sister Barbara D. Hollar.

Mae Ann is survived by her daughter-in-law Carissa Wilkins, son-in-law’s Haywood Lineberry and Tracy Railey four grandchildren, Kevin A. McCausley, Cory M. Railey, Jacob Lineberry and Mason E. Wilkins, and two great-grandchildren, Colton Allen McCausley and Braylen Jacob Lineberry. She also leaves behind a special niece, Jewel Anne McIntyre and husband Randy and several special friends, Jewel Bordeaux, Christy Bordeaux Pat Mintz, Pam Railey, Madilyn Chadwick, Donna Ogden, Denise Kiley, Gail Short and many more.

Her family wishes to thank the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice; Dr. Kim Martin; Dr. Lance Lewis and Dr. Kenneth Kotz who gave her special care during her battle with heart disease and lung cancer. She fought a long and courageous battle for several years.

She had a special love for her three little dogs Benny; Harley and Chloe whom she loved very much.

A memorial service will be conducted 3:00 PM Saturday March 25, 2023 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

The family suggest memorials be directed to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physician Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • April 02, 2023
    Pat Mintz lit a candle:
    Lit since April 2, 2023 at 4:12:34 AM

  • March 25, 2023
    Julie Croom Tweedy says:
    Mae Ann was a special kind of sweet. God rest her soul. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • March 25, 2023
    Patsy Mcdonald says:
    Many wonderful memories of growing up together and our teenage years. I know that you are now present with our Lord and saviour and your dear family that you loved and missed so much. You were such a special person and will be missed by everyone. Love you, cousin

  • March 24, 2023
    Denise kiley says:
    Ann - you have been a guiding light in my life and I will never forget you. Never have I seen a person with more strength. I will love you forever. Denise

  • March 23, 2023
    Marilyn Ballard lit a candle:
    Lit since March 23, 2023 at 3:26:27 PM