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Ethel Wilkins

Ethel Wilkins (Ports)

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Obituary

Mother Ethel Mae Ports-Wilkins, 90, of Screven, Ga., passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Memorial Satilla Hospital in Waycross, Ga. She was born on August 5, 1930 to the late, Barry and Lou Eva Wadley-Ports in Perkins, Ga. She was a former employee of Screven Sportswear Garment Manufacturing Company and spent many years as a Homemaker and Caretaker. Mother Ethel's passion was healing the hurting hearts and the sick.

She was a member and served as church mother at Little Bethel Holiness Church under the leadership of her husband, Bishop Abraham Wilkins, aka, New Bethel Life Changing Ministries, now under the leadership of her son, Pastor David Wilkins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Barry and Lou Eva Wilkins; her husband, Bishop Abraham Wilkins, and three children, Willie and Brenda Wilkins, as well as, a baby boy that was stillborn, but always acknowledged.

Mother Wilkins leaves to cherish her loving memories: her children, Louis (Joanne) Wilkins, Jesup, Ga., L.M. Moore, Fredericksburg, Va., Bishop Joseph Wilkins, Screven. Ga., Pastor David (Martha) Wilkins, Screven, Ga., Jerome (Linda) Wilkins, Screven, Ga., Johnny (Keisha) Wilkins, Waycross, Ga., Overseer Lerita Wilkins, Screven, Ga.; a sister, Lona Smith, Screven, Ga.; (23) grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, cousins and friends who will certainly miss her.

A walk thru viewing will be held at New Bethel Life Changing Ministries, 512 Brown Street, Screven, Ga. 31560 on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5-7 pm.

An outdoor service will be held at New Bethel Life Changing Ministries Church @ 11:00 am, on Saturday, November 7, 2020, followed by a private burial (immediate family only) at Screven Cemetery.

* Everyone attending either event are expected to have on their PPE equipment (masks) to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and remember to maintain a six foot distance between yourself and other attendees. PLEASE HELP US HELP YOU IN PREVENTING THE SPREAD.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Walk Thru Viewing - New Bethel Life Changing Ministries
    Address
    521 Brown Street
    Screven, GA 31560
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    * Everyone attending either event are expected to have on their PPE equipment (masks) to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and remember to maintain a six foot distance between yourself and other attendees. PLEASE HELP US HELP YOU IN PREVENTING THE SPREAD.
  • A Celebration of Life for Mother Ethel Mae Ports-Wilkins

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    New Bethel Life Changing Ministries
    Address
    521 Brown Street
    Screven, GA 31560
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    * Everyone attending either event are expected to have on their PPE equipment (masks) to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and remember to maintain a six foot distance between yourself and other attendees. PLEASE HELP US HELP YOU IN PREVENTING THE SPREAD.

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Avis Wilson

Posted at 10:39am
Blessings to the Wilkins family. My prayers are with you. Thanking God and celebrating with you the life and now living legacy of Mother Wilkins.
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District Elder & Lady West

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The Ferguson Girls (Zadelsa, Jannie & Brenda)

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Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
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Brian Mincey

Posted at 03:30pm
To Kamesha, Cedric and the rest of your family. I pray peace and comfort during these times. May you Grandmother Rest in Heaven. Love Always
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