Winnie Matilda Meyers, affectionately known as ‘Tillie’ and ‘Til,’ passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Wilmington.
Tillie was born in San Antonio, Texas. In 1949, the family moved to Miami, Fla., where they lived for 15 years. Tillie liked working outside of the home and was a bookkeeper for most of her working career. In 1962, the family moved to Goldsboro, where Rodney and Til opened a new Linde Products Manufacturing facility.
In 1968, their dream was realized of owning their own business. With her husband and children at times, they owned and managed a motel, restaurant and marina in Harker’s Island for 11 years, Cape Lookout Motel, Restaurant and Marina, and later Pleasure Cove Marina in Carolina Beach before retiring in the Wilmington area. Tillie also loved playing the organ, sewing, reading, bingo and bowling. She bowled on several Cardinal Lanes’ senior teams while she was in her late 80’s.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Rodney A. Meyers Sr.
She is survived by her six children, Linda (Peter) Propsom, Rodney (Janice) Meyers Jr., Bill (Joyce) Meyers, Mary Beth (Gordon) Riseborough and Tom Meyers and Hope (David) Cochrane; sister, Bernice Broad, 98, of Brady, Texas; and 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She will always be remembered for her hard-working nature and her jovial spirit.
Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradley Drive, Wilmington.
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