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Joyce Keith Wilkins

Joyce Keith Wilkins of Stem NC passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s on October 6, 2022
Joyce is survived by her husband of 59 years John Lewis Wilkins, her Son Scott Wilkins and his wife Loretta Wilkins, her son Timothy (Tim) Wilkins and his wife Dawn Wilkins, her grandchildren Jacob (Jake) Wilkins, McKenzie Wilkins, Caleb Wilkins, and Grace Wilkins. Also, her brother Hal Keith and his wife Carolyn Keith as well as her Sister Kathryn Harp and her husband Michael (Mike) Harp as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Grover and Mary Keith, her brother John Edward Keith and his wife Ann Keith as well as her brother James Keith and his wife Betty Keith and her daughter-in-law Jonlyn Wilkins.
Joyce was a loving and loyal wife, sister, mother, and friend to many.  She built deep friendships in the numerous places she lived during her life across North Carolina.  She lived in Kinston for most of her adult life where she and John raised their two sons and was a devoted and active member of Spillman Baptist Church.  She grew up in the Northside community of Creedmoor NC where she attended and was married in Olive Grove Baptist Church.  She and John returned to Stem NC after retirement where they also attended Butner Baptist Church.  Joyce was known for her loyalty and deep love for her family and friends.  She lived out a wonderful example of a life dedicated to God and was a great reflection of the blessings received by a devoted Christian.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A visitation followed by her funeral will be held at Olive Grove Baptist Church on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. The visitation will begin at 2 PM followed by the funeral at 3 PM.  Following the funeral, a brief graveside service will be held at South Granville Memorial Gardens.
Olive Grove Baptist Church address:
3024 Olive Grove Church Rd, Creedmoor, NC 27522
Services are being managed by Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor NC.
834 N Main St, Creedmoor, NC 27522


  • Scott Wilkins Posted October 8, 2022 2:45 am

    You were an angle on earth. We will miss you so much. Thanks to all the many friends, family, and care givers who supported her and her family over these past years

  • Loretta Wilkins Posted October 8, 2022 2:55 am

    I am so grateful to share in the care giving of this beautiful angel on earth. Glad that she is safe in the arms of Jesus and reunited with “momma and daddy”. You called for them so much, and now you can be with them. Love you Mom Joyce

  • Linda Roberts Allen (Tommy also) Posted October 8, 2022 8:29 pm

    I do not know of a sweeter, kinder lady than Joyce. She was always special to me. Our loss, Heaven’s gain. John you have an angel. Cannot imagine your and your family’s sorrow. I will sorely miss her but know she is with her wonderful parents and siblings.

  • Ray and Becky Keith Posted October 9, 2022 1:20 am

    Joyce was such a sweetheart. She always had a gentle smile and a concern for those she knew and loved. Although a lot of the time she could not call our names, as soon as we told her she picked up and would ask about our family members even though she had not seen them in years. She will truly be missed and our prayers go out to the family.

  • Al Evans Posted October 9, 2022 8:42 pm

    Joyce was truly a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She raised 2 great men. Heaven has gained a true angel. You will be missed terribly. Prayers to the family

  • Becky Goss Posted October 11, 2022 4:15 pm

    Kathryn and Carolyn and family I am sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Danny Lea Posted October 20, 2022 4:32 pm

    Very sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. We grew up less than a quarter mile of each other.

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