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Doris Wilkins

Doris Leola Wilkins (Williams)

Sunday November 7, 1926 - Saturday June 15, 2019
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Obituary

Doris Leola Wilkins 92, of Mantua passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019. She enjoyed her family, worshiping at her church and shopping in her younger years. She had an interesting life being raised by her paternal grandmother from three years old. For a period of time they moved to a rural area near Asheboro, N.C. to care for her aged great grandfather. They had no electricity she had to do her homework by an oil lamp and her grandmother would shoot an animal in the woods occasionally for dinner. She met John during the war while he was training to be a para trooper near her small town when she was seventeen, they knew each other three weeks and ran off to S.C. to get married. A marriage that lasted till his death fifty-seven years later. She was an amazing mom who gave unselfishly, caring for her family, especially our baby sister whose birth defect required total care for many years.

Doris was predeceased by her beloved husband John Wilkins; survived by her children, Barbara Driscoll, Debbie McWilliams and her husband Jim, John Wilkins, Jr. and his wife Kathy; 8 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. Doris was also predeceased by her daughter, Merri Christina Wilkins; son-in-law, Ed Driscoll; beloved great grandson, Jeffrey Ney; and sisters, Irene Ford and Margie Williams.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 19th at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 212 N. Main Street Glassboro, New Jersey 08028, with burial to follow at North Cedar Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 212 N. Main Street, Glassboro, NJ 08028. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday June 19, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Thomas Episcopal Church
    Address
    212 N. Main Street
    Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
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    Officiant
    Father Bob Fitzpatrick
  • Interment

    Wednesday June 19, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    North Cedar Hill Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Philadelphia, PA
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Jeffrey Ney

Posted at 12:26pm
So sorry to learn of mom mom passing. I will always remember the family gatherings in Philadelphia in the row home.....lots of love there....mom moms potato salad and pop pop with the TV volume up high. God bless.....Jeffrey Ney
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