Katherine Ann Raynor Huggins, 85, retired kindergarten teacher

Katherine Ann Raynor Huggins

WILMINGTON — Katherine Ann Raynor Huggins, 85, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Katherine was born Aug. 7, 1935, in New Hanover County, a daughter of the late James William Raynor and Sallie Naomi Peay Raynor.

In addition to her parents, Katherine was preceded in death by her sister, Kaye Shephard; and brother, James Raynor.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her devoted husband of 66 years, Jimmy Huggins; four children, Ronnie Huggins (Lynne), Gina Royal (Jimmy), Tommy Huggins (Cindy) and Steven Huggins (Chris); seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Throughout the years, Katherine was proud to be the assistant kindergarten teacher and was also the assistant teacher in the first kindergarten class in the Pender County school system. She was also a lifelong member at Riley’s Creek Baptist Church. In Katherine’s spare time, she loved to sew. She sewed many outfits for her children and grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 10, at Riley’s Creek Memorial Cemetery, Rocky Point, with Pastor Herchenhahn officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Riley’s Creek Baptist Church or Riley’s Creek Memorial Cemetery.

Share online condolences with the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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