Alice Mae (Lassiter) Wilkins, 85, gained her wings on March 17, 2021. Alice, one of eight children, was a natural at caretaking, devoting herself to family and siblings alike until starting a family of her own. Alice possessed a spirit of strength and resilience early in life dealing with lose at an incredibly young age yet finding the strength within herself to become a caretaker professionally, while providing for her 8 children alongside her husband, William Wilkins, who predeceased her. Alice was also predeceased by 6 of her siblings: Mary Harris, Elizabeth Sorta, Caroline Lassiter, Gladys Lassiter, James Lassiter and Bruce Lassiter.
Alice is affectionately known to her family and all who love her as “Ma”. Ma served as president of the Pastor’s Aide Committee at Gospel Tabernacle Outreach Ministries in Providence, RI until relocating to Virginia Beach, Virginia in the late 90s. Her children being so closely knit, one by one relocated to Virginia to be close to their beautiful mother whom they love immensely. Alice spent her days watching gameshows, laughing, joking, and playing bingo. When Ma was ready, she peacefully entered eternal rest at home surrounded by her huge loving family.
Alice leaves to love her in her absence eight children: Gwendolyn Lassiter, Wanda Lassiter, William Lassiter, Burnitta Wilkins, Allen Wilkins, and Tracey Wilkins all of Virginia, Alton Lassiter and Roger Wilkins both of Rhode Island. Alice was extremely blessed in addition to her children she is root to 96 grandchild, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren who will all miss her dearly. She also leaves her beloved sister and best friend, Marthann Davis of Virginia as well as countless nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
We would like to thank everyone for your prayers and expressions of kindness as we lay our Matriarch and Queen to rest. Please keep us in your prayers as we will do the same.
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