JONESVILLE Mrs. Katie Belle Mitchell Wilkins, 88, of Jonesville, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She passed away at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. Mrs. Wilkins was born Jan. 2, 1931, in Iredell County to the late Jerry and Annie Hepler Mitchell. She was married to the late Thomas H. Wilkins Nov. 30, 1948. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Mitchell of Kernersville and Seth Mitchell of Hamptonville; four sisters, Lula Crater of Hamptonville, Hazel Helton of Hamptonville, Emma Lou Benton of Jonesville, and Eva Isaacs of Sunnyvale, Calif. Mrs. Wilkins is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Chapman and husband, Rusty, of Statesville; granddaughter, Holly Whitesides and husband, Barry, of Statesville; brother, Jerry (Jo Ella) Mitchell of Mooresville; sisters, Barbara Morgan of Rising Sun, Md., Annie King of Yadkinville; and many nieces and nephews. She loved jigsaw puzzles, reading, gardening, and all her flowers. She attended Bible Baptist Church in Jonesville. Visitation will be at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Jonesville Thursday, today, June 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019 at Bible Baptist Church with the Revs. Dwayne Lankford and Ralph Lepley officiating. Lying in state will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow at Fall Creek Baptist Church in Jonesville. Pallbearers will be Richard Shaw, Dennis Bryant, Chris King, Dean Mitchell, Ricky Mitchell, and Stephen Mitchell. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625; and Bible Baptist Church, 5933 US 21, Jonesville, NC 28642. The family would like to thank the staffs of Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, and Chatham Nursing and Rehab Center in Elkin. Online condolences may be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Jonesville is serving the Wilkins family.

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