Ann Matkins Wilkins

Published 10:18 pm Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ann Matkins Wilkins, age 85, passed away on Dec. 26, 2017, at Beacon Place in Greensboro, N.C. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Christ United Methodist Church. Following the service, the family will receive friends in the church Fellowship Center.

Ann was born in Elon, N.C., to Eugene C. and Lois H. Matkins on June 11, 1932. She graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Primary Education. She was married to her great love, Charles Jeter Wilkins, for 64 years. Ann loved traveling, especially to the beach and mountains, with her family. Ann was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church and PEO Chapter J in Greensboro.

Ann was a beloved wife, sister, mother, family member and friend. She will be missed.


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Ann is survived by her husband, Charles Jeter Wilkins, of the home; siblings, June M. Poole, of Rockwell, N.C., and Eugene H. Matkins, of Tullahoma, Tenn.; children, Carol W. Sineath (Tom), of Burlington, N.C., Sandy W. Valinis (Michael), of Worthington, Ohio, and Charles (Chuck) J. Wilkins Jr., of Greensboro, N.C.; grandchildren, Stewart Sineath, Charlotte Crone (Tim), Lindsey Rowe (Parker), Blake Cummings (Becky), Rachel Walter (Stephen) and Charles (Charlie) Wilkins; six great-grandchildren; and many very special nephews and nieces.

The family wishes to especially thank Dr. Vinay Gudena and the staff at the Regional Cancer Center, as well as the staff of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the Pastors’ Discretionary Fund at Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410, or Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.

Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the Wilkins family, and online condolences may be offered at