Mrs. Mildred Williams Wheeler, age 70 died at the Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. She was a native of Northampton County and a member of the Potecasi Baptist Church. She was married to William ‘Red’ Wheeler in 1958 and together they enjoyed fifty-three years of marriage. Mrs. Wheeler retired from Bell’s Red and White Grocery Store in Woodland. She was also a long term member of the Woodland Rescue Squad serving for forty plus years. Mrs. Wheeler loved animals and especially her dog Candy. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister in law and Aunt.
Preceding her in death are her mother and father, Annie Hobbs Williams and George Williams, Sr. and her brother, George Williams, Jr.
Surviving is her husband, William ‘Red’ Wheeler of the home, one daughter, Debbie Wheeler Martin and her husband Stewart of Conway, NC, one son, William Darrell Wheeler and his wife Karen of Woodland, NC. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Christopher Martin, Tara Martin Cox, Stephanie Wheeler and Jeff Timberlake, five great grandchildren, C.J., Edward and Tyler Martin, Violet Cox and David Pierce.
I only knew Mrs. Woodard for a short time, but I could tell she was a fine Momma and Grandma. Her daughter Debbie is proof of that. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.