Eleanor P. Wilkins(1923 - 2014)

Eleanor P. Wilkins

Virginia Beach - Eleanor Mary Phipps Wilkins, age 90, went to be with the Lord and her beloved Woody on Friday, April 26, 2014.

Born November 10, 1923 in Belhaven, N.C., she was predeceased by her husband Woodrow W. (Woody) Wilkins; parents Benjamin H. and Flossie Bess Phipps; and brothers, Nolan O., Benjamin F., and Hardy R. Phipps.

She is survived by her son, Bryant F. Wilkins, and his wife Lois Anne, and their children, Christopher B. Wilkins, Lori Anne Wilkins, and Jenni Lee Crocker and her husband T. J., and their children, Lillian Caroline and Marshall Jackson; her daughter, Sandra Lee Congleton and her husband Frederick L., their son, C. Jason Congleton and his wife Mimi, and their children, Arriana and Mia; many nieces and nephews; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She graduated from Maury High School in Norfolk, worked for the Navy during World War II, then for Paxton Co. in Norfolk for over 40 years, until she retired. She was a member of Port Norfolk Baptist Church in Portsmouth for over 60 years.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Mausoleum Chapel, 3920 Airline Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23321 by Pastor Terry Taylor of PNBC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Port Norfolk Baptist Church 401 Broad Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707 Phone: (757) 393-1041 Fax: (757) 393-1041 pnbchurch@hotmail.com Condolences may be offered to the family at www.snellingsfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Snellings Funeral Home - George Washington Highway Chapel
1144 George Washington Highway N  Chesapeake, VA 23323
(757) 487-1395

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 28, 2014