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Virginia Evans Babson, 88

WILMINGTON — Virginia Evans Babson, 88 of Wilmington, NC, died on December 2, 2021. She was born in Ash, NC on January 21, 1933 to Dennis Evans and Maggie Milligan Evans.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Joel Babson; siblings, Lucy Evans Thorpe and Wendell Ray Evans.

She was a devoted mother and sister her entire life and was most happy in the presence of her family. She treasured every single visit and all holiday gatherings, especially when she was the hostess for the large family she was blessed with. She had a successful career as Executive Director at the Bladenboro Housing Authority, where she developed many long lasting friendships. Throughout her lifetime she enjoyed teaching ceramics, cooking for her family, playing cards and hunting for collectibles. Memories of her are many and she will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

She is survived by her sister, May Evans Phelps; sons Jeff Babson, John Babson, Charles Babson and daughter Janet Seal and their families including numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Brunswick Memorial Gardens in Shallotte, NC.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity in her memory.

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