Rosemary Wheat

June 5, 1942 - August 21, 2010
Rosemary Wheat

Rosemary Wheat, 68, formerly of the Orchard Beach area of Maryland, died peacefully on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, surrounded by many of her loved ones.

Born in Baltimore on June 5, 1942, preceded in death by her parents Archie E. and Ethel Wheat, and her sister Barbara Joann Wheat. She is survived by her brother, Gene and his wife Debbie, by her aunts Eva and Pauline, her beloved cousin Denise, and many other family members.

Rosemary’s life revolved around her faith and family. Raised a devout Catholic, she later found another spiritual home in the Methodist Church. She spent much of her adult life taking care of her mother. They spent their time at the beach, enjoying time with family, doing crossword puzzles, watching “Sister Act” and “The Sound of Music”, and spending time with friends at McDonald’s.

Memorial Service to be held 6:30pm August 31, 2010, at Wrightsboro United Methodist Church, 3300 N. Kerr Ave Wilmington, NC 28405. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to this church.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • August 22, 2010
    Jennifer Sykes says:
    Rose Mary was a wonderful, sweet person. I always looked forward to visiting with her and helping with cleaning her apartment. She always talked about how wonderful her family was to her, and had some really funny stories to share with me. I am deeply sorry for your loss, and if there is anything I can do to assist, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will miss her, as I am sure you will too.