Lauree Wilkins

Obituary of Lauree Wilkins

Lauree Wilkins (nee McClendon) of Atlantic City, entered her New Life and was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2020. She transitioned in peace and comfort after living an Abundantly Blessed Life of 91 years. She was born in Olustee, Florida, October 9, 1928, to Handy and Georgia McClendon. Lauree was educated in the Jacksonville Public School System and attended New Stanton High School. She is survived by a very devoted, loving daughter and caregiver, Gloria McClendon-Allen, step son-in-law, Lance Allen(Peecoon) and a host of nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her thoughtful and caring son-in-law Orange Allen. As Matriarch of the McClendon family, she was predeceased by 10 siblings; six sisters, Willie Mae Davis, Essie Darby, Shirley Lassiter, Elizabeth Anderson, Yvonne McClendon, and Flora Parker; four brothers, Cleveland, John Wesley, Nathaniel, Sr., and Samuel McClendon. Lauree was also predeceased by her husband, Roosevelt Wilkins and dear special friend, Robert Lee Beck. Lauree relocated to Atlantic City from Jacksonville, Florida in the late fifties, and was employed at Newman's Candy Factory makers of Atlantic City's famous salt water taffy. She Retired from Ballys Park Place in security and began employment on opening day, Lauree was recognized over the years for perfect attendance. She was also employed by the State Division of Youth and Family Services Mediterranean Day Care Center. In addition to her daughter, children were the "Beat of her Heart." Lastly, she worked part-time as a senior employee for the National Council On Aging. Her placement was Jeffree Towers. She was passionate about her work helping seniors and purchased her own equipment for her "Exercise with Lauree" class. She was a devoted, committed and faithful servant of her church, Mount Olive Newborn Church of God In Christ where she was lovingly known as "Mother Lauree". Prior to being led to fellowship at Mt.Olive Newborn C.O.G.I.C.in 2009, Lauree had been a member of Greater Faith Temple Church Of God In Christ since 1957 under the leadership of the Reverend William E. Barton, Sr. and subsequently Reverend William E. Barton, Jr. Lauree participated as a member of Golden Circle, First Ward Civic Association, 101 Women Plus, Inc, and Our Ladies Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Resident Council. She loved Life; lived life on purpose with purpose. She knew and received her purpose of sharing God's Love with as many as possible in whatever way she deemed appropriate. She lived a Blessed, Happy and Active life until the day she was called home. Homegoing services will be 11AM, Saturday, March 7, 2020, New Life Church, 2577 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, N.J; where friends may call from 10AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Olive C.O.G.I.C Youth Education Fund, 619 North Main St., Pleasantville, NJ 08232. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.
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Saturday
7
March

Visitation at Main Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, March 7, 2020
New Life Church
2577 Tilton Road
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
7
March

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, March 7, 2020
New Life Church
2577 Tilton Road
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States
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