Joan A. Wilkins, 86, passed away on November 12, 2021. She was the only child of P. Marion and Azalee Wilkins. Miss Wilkins was devoted not only to her family but also to nearly a thousand children in Jacksonville as an elementary school teacher. Known well at Love Grove Elementary as an exemplary teacher, but also for her turquoise blue 1957 Chevy, which she drove for a half century!
Joan had a great love for her beautiful home, surrounded by woods near the creek. This land became the home of a multitude of animals, wild and tame, cats – oh, so many cats – and her beloved collie dog, Misty. Her yard was a thing of beauty – masses of azaleas nestled under the trees, camellias, ferns in the shade, flowering trees, and her cobalt blue birdbath with lawn statuary.
The end of her will-lived life will be a grave side service at Evergreen Cemetery on November 23, 2021 at 11:00am. She will lay beside her beloved parents, who with her Lord Jesus Christ, shall be joined together once more. This life lesson is evident: The Lord does not promise us tomorrow – He promises eternity. Fare thee well dear friend.