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Jacklyn Diane Wilkins

SoVaNow.com / July 18, 2011
Ms. Jacklyn Diane Wilkins of Richmond, formerly of Halifax County, died Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Chippenham Medical Center at the age of 54. Born in Richmond on August 16, 1956 to the late Mr. Willie Wilkins and Mrs. Mary Newton Wilkins, she was a member of Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church.

Ms. Wilkins is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Barbara Boyd of Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Deborah Hankins and husband Adam of San Antonio, TX, Ms. Karen Taylor of South Boston and Ms. Joyce Newton of District Heights, MD, four brothers, District Elder Bernard Wilkins and wife Delois and Mr. Michael Newton, both of South Boston, Michael Wilkins and wife Sharon of Herndon and Mr. Edward Wilkins of Colonial Heights and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Ms. Ida Turbeville and Ms. Francine Bellamy.

A funeral service for Ms. Wilkins was held Saturday, July 16 at 12 noon at Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church with Dr. Lona Rogers officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of Mrs. Karen W. Taylor, 908 Edmunds Street, South Boston.

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