Mary Matthews Wilkins, age 93 of Huntersville, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was a daughter of the late, Roger and Susie Matthews and the widow of Duke Wilkins. She was also predeceased by her sister, Lucille M. Parker.
Mary was an executive of Southern Bell and paved the way for many women in corporate America. She served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Pioneers .
In addition to her career, Mary was a loving wife to Duke. They enjoyed many years of camping together. She was also an avid gardener, painter and crafter.
She was a devoted pet owner, spoiling every dog and cat she ever had. Mary was a long time member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
Mary will be forever remembered by her sisters, Ruby M. Oxidine and Frankie M. Buchanan, numerous nieces and nephews, an extended family and dear friends. Her devoted and loving caregivers along with Novant Hospice were a blessing to Mary and her family.
Her funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078, with Rev. Urla Eversley-Moses officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time.
Memorials may be made in the memory of Mary Wilkins to Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078.
James Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.