Pastor. Paul Nelson Wilkins, of Sneads Ferry passed away on Wednesday at his residence.
Paul is survived by his wife of 49 years, Alice Beasley Wilkins of Sneads Ferry, Daughter Tabitha Wilkins of Greensboro; daughter Mary Wilkins Weaver and husband Steve, and grandsons Garrett and Paul Greyson of Ocala, FL; Daughter in law Debbie Wilkins-Baisden and husband Jason, four grandsons Paul David Wilkins, Bradley Aaron Wilkins, Joshua Boone Wilkins, and Andrew Bennett Wilkins of Clemmons, NC; sisters Judy Griffin and husband Roy of Fuquay-Varina, NC; Linda Rochelle and husband Ben of Jacksonville, NC; sister-in-laws Nancy Wilkins of Gastonia, Joyce North Wilkins of Kenansville, NC and Jackie Wilkins of Richlands, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Rosie Belle Patten Wilkins, his father Percy Lee Wilkins, his brothers Donald Wilkins, Samuel Wilkins, sister Arland Wilkins Bounds, and his son Paul Aaron Wilkins.
Paul was born in Jacksonville, NC and graduated from Jacksonville High School. He received his B.A. Degree from Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, NC.
Paul received his Masters in Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, KY in 1971.
Paul was a retired Pastor of over 40 years for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and at numerous churches in NC, Stanford, Illinois and Indiana, PA, Stokesdale, NC, Ayden, NC and interim in Jacksonville, NC.
He was loved by many family and friends and will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank all of our loving neighbors and friends in Sneads Ferry and members of the churches he pastored for many years as well as the staff of Amedisys Hospice of Bolivia, NC.
Services to be announced at a later date.