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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Frederick Ernest Bridges

March 22, 1938 ~ August 5, 2020

Services will be held: To Be Determined

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Wayne E. Hubbard. Sr.

Nov. 16, 1955 ~ August 3, 2020

Services will be held:

Alice Dudley Marshall

Dec, 31, 1934 ~ Aug, 4, 2020

Services will be held: Aug. 10, 2020

Robert Curtis “Bob” Friese, Sr.

June 23, 1942 ~ July 31, 2020

Services will be held:

Marguerite “Rita” Enid Kinsey

October 30, 1924 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held:

Elwood R. Bartley, Jr.

December 20, 1962 ~ July 25, 2020

Services will be held:

Ezraleen Matthews Thaxton

December 15, 1929 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held: August 2, 2020

Reapa Morgan McDaniel

October 12, 1932 ~ July 29, 2020

Services will be held: August 5, 2020

Grace Wilkins

March 30, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Angier – Grace Wilkins, 92, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A lifelong native of Harnett County, she was the daughter of the late Don Wimberly, Sr. and Della Bullock Wimberly.

Grace attended school at Angier School where she was a member of the last class to attended school through only Grade 11. Grace talked many times about having to walk back and forth, about a mile each way, from school every day. After graduating, she attended business school in Raleigh. Following graduation from business school, she worked for a short time at Angier School as an administrative assistant. After a few years at home to start a family, Grace went to work with the Montgomery-Green Company in Raleigh and 42 years later, she retired from the company. Grace began volunteering at North Harnett Elementary School assisting students with reading. She found joy in helping the children at the school and was acknowledged as the person who volunteered the most hours at the school more than once. She was a lifelong member of Kennebec Baptist Church in Kennebec, NC.

In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Ralph Wilkins; and her brothers, Noel Bullock, Don Wimberly Jr., and Billy Wimberley. Grace is survived by her sons David of Middlesex, NC, Mark and wife Dorothy of Angier; daughter Nancy Ayers and husband Phil of Angier; grandsons Jordan Steedly and Justin Steedly of California; granddaughters Charlie Vayo of Winterville, NC and Lynnea Robertson and husband Forrest of Lillington, NC; five great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Words cannot express the joy she found in all her activities with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her time spent visiting in person or on the phone with her many, many friends and family; her time spent at church; her time spent playing the piano at church, at the living center, and at home; her time spent in the garden; and, even the time spent with her children when they weren’t getting on her last nerve.

The family would like to thank all the friends and family, both living and those deceased, that spent time with our mom throughout her life. Over the past few days, many of you have told us how much she meant to your lives. We want you to know that you all meant just as much to her. She has enjoyed every minute of every conversation she was able to have with you.

Please join us if you can on Saturday July 11th at 12:00 noon at Lakeside Memorial Gardens, Angier for – in accordance with her long expressed wishes – a short graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her beloved Kennebec Baptist Church.



July 11, 2020

12:00 PM

Lakeside Memorial Gardens
2712 Oak Grove Church Rd. Angier, NC 27501


  1. Ruby Hendges

    Grace was such a sweet & lovely lady with a beautiful smile that I”m so thankful that I knew her. I always looked forward to seeing her & talking to her in Church. She loved the Lord & people & of course the piano & singing. I’ll never forget her &
    & her love for everyone. She will truly be missed by a lot of people. My prayers are with her family.

  2. Shawnie poplin

    She will be truly missed. I have know her all my life and she was a sweet and kind woman. Prayers for the family and friends.

  3. Richard and Carol Blalock

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family! Grace was such a sweet, kind and special lady! We always enjoyed talking with her and hearing about the good times she and Rena Mae shared together growing up and in school!

  4. Tammy Wood Lewis

    David, Mark & Nancy
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Mrs. Grace Wilkins was very well known by lots of students at North Harnett School. She touched many lives durning her time of volunteering at school.
    We pray for peace and comfort durning this time of loss.

    Barry & Tammy Lewis

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  6. Bob and Joyce Coats

    So sorry for your loss but your sweet memories will live in your hearts. She was a special servant of God and was so willing to share her talents. May God give you peace and comfort.

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