Wilma Newell

April 16, 1936 - May 16, 2015
Wilma Newell

Wilma Newell 79, of Wilmington passed away Saturday May 16, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Wilma was born in Selma, NC the daughter of the late John Redden and Mattie Alice Munpford Coley. She was preceded in death by her husband Budd Newell, daughter Lisa Cleaveland, sister Esther Hinnant, and grandchildren Tina Todd, Christopher Pridgen and Jason Perry.

Surviving are daughters Sherry Quinn, Weena Newell, Tracy Perry and Angela Copeland, son Randy Cook, sisters Joyce Williams and Vicki Heath. 14 grandchildren, 14 great-greatchildren. She was loved by all that new her.

Graveside funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday May 20, 2015 at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

A special thank you to Mrs. Betsy, Pete Coley and the nurses and staff at the Hospice Care Center, for all the love and care that was given.

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


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  • May 18, 2015
    Sherry Quinn says:
    Mom--Thank you for your wisdom and your love. Each time I see a pretty flower I will think of you and you will remain in my heart forever. Give dad and Lisa a big hug from us. You got your wings mom and now you're walking on those streets of gold. We will meet again but for now your memory will live on in all of us whose lives you touched.

  • May 18, 2015
    Cassandra says:
    Sooo sorry grandma I wasn't there as much I needed to be but now u r with grandpa and now u will not hurt anymore and I will always remember to be the way u showed me how to be a very respectable young lady to say yes mam no sir to everyone I love you very very much will see u and granddad again soon always love u

  • May 24, 2015
    Donna Lanier says:
    My heart and prayers go out to each and everyone of you.

  • May 19, 2015
    Gloria Bell says:
    Sherry so sorry for you loss, my prayers for you and the family,

  • May 20, 2015
    Linda Fowler says:
    To the children and grandchildren of Wilma I send my most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beautiful Mother and Grandmother she will always hold a special place in my heart.