August 9, 1934 - November 28, 2017
Elder Grace Lettie Cockerham Wilkins, age 83 went to her heavenly home when God sent his angels on November 28, 2017 at 12:35 a.m. She was born in Alleghany County to the late Roby and Clydie Cockerham. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wilkins; sister, Veneree Burrell; brother, Jerry Cockerham. Grace received her education in Alleghany County. She received her calling early in life and served as Pastor of Mt. Sinai United Holiness Church for many years. She was dedicated to her church and the members that attended. She was Missionary President in the Virginia Tennessee Sub and West Virginia District for several years. In addition to Mt. Sinai, she pastored Greater Mt. Zion in Christiansburg, Virginia. When able, she loved to volunteer in the community. Grace had a smile that would brighten a room. She worked at Dr. Grabow for a short period, but found her mission working with Alleghany County Group Homes, where she served in many capacities. She worked at Alleghany County Group Homes until she became ill in 2008. She leaves to cherish memories four nieces, Shirley Cockerham of Sparta, Patricia Cockerham Jackson, Erica Cockerham, Jessica Cockerham all of Washington State; sisters-in-law, Mary Cockerham of Washington State, Martha Kay Gullick and husband Norris of Winston-Salem; brother-in-law, Richard Wilkins and wife Mary of Winston-Salem; a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Grace at 12:00 noon Saturday, December 2, 2017 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Reverend Russell Choate officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Sinai Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Carroll and Leslie Choate, 143 Drift Lane, Ennice, NC 28623. Flowers are beautiful and greatly appreciated, but a memorial contribution would be appreciated to Mt. Sinai Cemetery Fund, c/o Russell Choate, PO Box 1146, Sparta, NC 28675. The family greatly appreciates all the kind words and acts of kindness shown during this difficult time. We will all miss Grace, but she is at peace with our Heavenly Father. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Wilkins/Choate family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.grandviewfuneralhome.com.
Elder Grace Lettie Cockerham Wilkins, age 83 went to her heavenly home when God sent his angels on November 28, 2017 at 12:35 a.m. She was born in Alleghany County to the late Roby and Clydie Cockerham. In addition to her parents she was also... View Obituary & Service Information
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