Albert L. Atkins


Albert L. Atkins, age 79, of Wilmington, passed away Monday, August 23, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Saturday August 28, 2010, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Carolina Beach. The family will receive friends from 2pm until time of service at the church.

Al lived life to the fullest and was loved by many. He was preceded in death by both his parents Cletus and Ruth Atkins, siblings Rhea Atkins, Rebecca Krusinski Marsh and Peggy Kirkman Leggett, son Jerry Atkins, daughter Cathy Moore, stepchildren Becky Lewallen and David Burnett, and one grandson Dwayne Atkins. Al is survived by his wife of 27 years Betsy; sons, Mike Atkins and wife Myra, Jeff Atkins and wife Joy ; stepdaughter Kim Padgett and husband Randy; daughters in law, Angela Atkins and Becky Burnett.

Al aka "PAWPAW" had 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, along with many other special family members. The family would like to express special thanks for all the love and care given to Al by the nursing staff and "all his girlfriends" at Britthaven of New Bern, NC.

Please share memories and condolences to the family at

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403; (910) 791-9099

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

Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Aug. 26, 2010