MEBANE - Margaret Rector Wilkinson, 82, of 300 N. Charles St., Mebane, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 following an extended illness.
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Margaret Wilkinson was born on Feb. 21, 1930 in Greenville County, S.C., daughter of the late J.D. and Eva Mae Rector. Margaret was a loving and dedicated mother and wife. She was married to the late Richard Vernon Wilkinson Sr., a marriage of 53 years. Margaret and Richard met after his return from the Navy in the Pacific theatre during World War II.
Margaret was preceded in death by nine sisters and one brother.
Margaret was a retired employee of Western Electric, where she had a successful career of over 30 years. At Western, she was an inspector over various classified projects for the United States Military, including the assembly of some of the first tracking devices for bombs used during World War II. Margaret was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening and being outdoors. Margaret loved to spend time with her family and was a dedicated servant in her life-long walk with Jesus Christ.
Mrs. Wilkinson is survived by sons, Rick V. Wilkinson Jr. (Janice) of Summerfield and Mark S. Wilkinson of Mebane; grandchildren SPC. Jonathan Wilkinson and Amanda Wilkinson of Summerfield and Matthew Wilkinson (Mellanie) of Cleveland, Tenn.; as well as step-grand-daughter, Michelle Maslyn of Greensboro; and four step-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mrs. Wilkinson will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Burlington, 400 S. Broad St, Burlington, the same church in which Margaret was baptized and attended in her youth. The funeral proceedings will be conducted by grandson, Matthew Wilkinson and Pastor Bill Daniels.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30, Thursday, Feb 21 at Walker's Funeral Home and, following the funeral on February 22, at her home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.walkersfuneralservices.com
Walker's Funeral Home of Mebane, 304 W. Center Street, Mebane, NC 27302 (919) 563-9211 is assisting the Wilkinson family.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2013