Wilma Jean Askew

February 17, 1939 - October 28, 2021

02/17/1939 - 10/28/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Monday November 01, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday November 02, 2021
Ahoskie Cemetery
First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Directions
Service
Tuesday November 02, 2021
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

AHOSKIE, NC – Wilma Jean Askew, age 82, of Lloyd Street, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Askew was born on February 17, 1939 to the late Dancie Cohen Ward and Lottie Sewell Ward in Harrellesville, NC. Wilma cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She worked as a sales associate most of her life and working at the Family Dollar Store was her favorite. She loved animals especially raising tropical fish and she was owner of Pete and Jean’s pet shop. Wilma enjoyed her quiet time reading the Bible. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Wilma is survived by her two sons, Bill Askew and fiancé Leigh, and Gary Lee Askew, both of Ahoskie; grandson, Atom Askew of Ahoskie; and sister, Bonnie Denton of Lawrence, NC, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 1, 2021, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Wallace Phillips, officiating. Burial will follow at Ahoskie Cemetery.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Askew family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Sylvia J Miller
2 years ago

Miss Jean is what my children called her and she was a tremendous help to me when I moved to Ahoskie. She treated my children just like her own. My daughter thinks of her as her second mom. I know Gary and Bill will have a huge void in their life but always hold on to the memories. She was a wonderful woman.

Stephanie Turner
2 years ago

Such a sweet little boy I saw him last at Rebecca’s he sat in my lap and pretended to play the game on TV I am so so sorry for yalls loss my heart and prayers are with you

Greg Joyner
2 years ago

I loved Aunt Jeanie with all my heart. She was like a second Mom to me. I love you cousins and I’m praying that the two of you find peace and comfort in this difficult time.

Melissa
2 years ago

I am sad to hear this, aunt Jean was a good woman, she was loved by many, prayers for Bill and Gary. Rest in paradise beautiful aunt jean..

Carol Moore
2 years ago

Bill, so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you and your family.

Allen & Erlene Joyner
2 years ago

Gary, Always remember you are like a third son to me! I love you and Bill both! Your mother was such a sweet lady and always had love for everyone she met! Just remember that she is in no more pain and discomfort. We love you and know that God will see you thru this!

Andrea Hardee
2 years ago

He was such a beautiful little man. Sweet sweet smile. Lindsey and Robbie, I am here for you. I will be keeping y’all in my prayers. God bless you and that sweet boy.

Carol Pittman Parker
2 years ago

Waylon was so full of life, love and laughter. It is a comfort to know he is with Jesus. All of you are on my heart and in my prayers.
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