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Hulda Stewart Willett, 99, lifelong member of Sea Gate Baptist Church

Hulda Stewart Willett
Hulda Stewart Willett

WILMINGTON — Mrs. Hulda Stewart Willett, 99, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 26, 2018. Mrs. Willett was born Feb. 8, 1919, in New Hanover County, the daughter of the late George Thomas and Evalena Johnson Stewart.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Leon J. Willett; brother, Thomas Stewart; and five sisters, Vivian Stewart, Louise Thomas (Calvin), Sarah Peed (Jack), Fannie Pate (Dwight) and Martha Saunders (Roy).

Mrs. Willett was a lifelong member of Sea Gate Baptist Church.

Survivors include her two daughters; Faye Bishop, and her husband, Minor C. Bishop, Raye Purvis, and her husband, Jack Purvis; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Hubert Edwin Stewart; and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, at Sea Gate Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Interment will immediately follow in Sea Gate Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of her Sunday school class and deacons of Sea Gate Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made to Sea Gate Baptist Church or the charity of one’s choice.

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