Patricia Lorraine Wilkins

June 5, 1944 - June 6, 2011
Patricia Lorraine Wilkins


Patricia “Dusty” Wilkins,
Mother, Gran-dust, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Companion.

Born to Earth, June 5th 1944, Marshfield, WI; born to Heaven, June 6th 2011, Wilmington, NC.

Four times cancer survivor, until her death.

Waiting to be united with her sons Miguel and Cameron, daughters Jonilee, Melissa, Kelli; grandchildren Nichole, Adam, Curtis, Christina, Steven, Victroria, Christopher, Kael, Tremond, Shianti, Xavier; sister Susan “Gabriela”; brother Gino, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews with whom she enjoyed close relationships. She is now reunited with two grandchildren, Kayden and Ishaia.

Educated at Columbus High, Marshfield High School, and Gateway Technical College, Wisconsin.

Held managerial positions in retail, last position with Tourist Information Booth – Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. Dusty was one of the “faces of Wilmington.”

Accomplished vocalist, writer of poetry, children’s short stories and an avid visual artist.

Faithful member of St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Wilmington, NC.

A joyful celebration will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at 7:00pm. Location: St. Jude’s MCC, 19 North 26th Street (corner of Market & 26th) Wilmington, NC 28405. Phone (910) 762-5833.

In lieu of flowers, Dusty asked for donations to be sent to St. Jude’s MCC.

After the memorial service a joyful Irish event will be hosted at Dusty’s favorite pub, “The Dubliner.” Proprietors Tom and Maureen are offering their space and food in her memory. All are welcome. Location: The Dubliner, 1756 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 2840. Phone (910) 343-8342.

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


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  • July 15, 2011
    Rosemarie says:
    I'm sorry for your loss. Death is such a painful event that it's called an enemy in the Bible at 1 Corinthians 15:26. But Jesus gave us a hope in the Bible at John 11:25: "I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." So, we will be able to see our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. Then we will never have to lose them again. Why can we say that? Because God has promised us this in the Bible at such scriptures as Isaiah 26:19, and Revelatrion 21:3-5. Isn't this good news? Please read these scriptures in your own Bible. Sincerely, Rosemarie