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Dixie Ivey Wilkins, 88, traveled with many mission tours

Dixie Ivey Wilkins
Dixie Ivey Wilkins

WILMINGTON — Dixie Ivey Wilkins, 88, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center.

She was born Sept. 20, 1929, in Dillon County, South Carolina, to Gaston Ivey and Julia Walker Ivey.

Dixie was a longtime faithful member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church, where she was very active serving the church, including the WMU where she served as president, and traveled with many mission tours over the years including South Africa, the Holy Land and Alaska. She was retired from BellSouth phone company with 43 years of service. Prior to moving to Wilmington, she lived in Lumberton, where she was a member of Zions Hill Baptist Church and worked for BellSouth.

Dixie is survived by her husband of 69 years, Henry T. Wilkins; one daughter Gloria Goff; two grandsons, Brian Allen and Matthew Goff; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua Allen and Jacob Allen.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, followed by funeral services at Wrightsboro Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Tommy Bridges and the Rev. Mike Lewis. Burial will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 12, in the New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1515 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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