Leevonie Winfield Wilkins

July 6, 1925 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 96)

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"God sends His children here with special tasks to do

and calls them home, one by one, when their work is through."


     Today, we pause to pay tribute to the memory of Leevonie Winfield Wilkins, who was a loving and caring father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. He loved his family with his whole heart!

      On Monday, July 6, 1925, Leevonie was born to the parentage of the late Winfield and Louise Tyler Wilkins, in Purdy, Virginia. He received his education through the Greensville County School System.

     Early in life, Leevonie accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and joined the Zion Baptist Church in Purdy, Virginia. Seeing the need to continue to nourish his spiritual gifts, he later united in Christian Fellowship with the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of Jarratt, Virginia, where he served faithfully through the years.

     “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” (Maya Angelou) As life progressed, Leevonie met and later married the former Nellie Jane Brooks. This union was blessed with four children and two generations of grandchildren. To provide for his family, Leevonie became gainfully employed with Johns Mansville of Jarratt, Virginia, which later changed to Georgia Pacific, where he worked for 47 years. To serve his community, he became a member of ACME Lodge # 158 of Jarratt, Virginia.

       “When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.” On Friday, July 9, 2021, while in the serenity of his daughter’s home, Leevonie peacefully transitioned from this earthly life, to a land of peace and rest. He is now reunited with those who preceded him in death: his parents, wife, siblings and in-laws.

       Our family is a circle of strength and love; with every birth and every union, the circle of love grows - every trial faced together makes the circle grow stronger. We who remain struck by the bitter pain of death, but are assured by the promise of God; that He would wipe all tears from our eyes: his children, Curtis (Linda), Sherman (Terrie) and Gloria Wilkins all of Jarratt, Virginia and Rosemary (Roger) Carson of Emporia, Virginia; nine grandchildren, Arnandez, Preston, Sherry, George, Brittney, Randy, Jasmine, DeJarnette and Sade`; thirteen great-grandchildren, Zariah, Madison, MyAsia, Jace, Prynceston, Cali, Cazlyn, Cassi, Cannen, Miley, Nola, Noah and Messiah; two sisters, Teola Washington and Shirley Porter; a sister-in-law, Hattie (Roosevelt) Lucas; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Wilkins' tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


The Management and Staff of Knox-High Mortuary, Inc. is privileged to provide

"Distinctive Services, With The Essence Of Excellence"

to the family of Mr. Leevonie Winfield Wilkins.

We ask that you join us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

 "Diligent in Business; Fervent in Spirit." - Romans: 12:11


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July 13, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

July 14, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Morning Star Baptist Church
241 Grigg Avenue
JARRATT, Virginia 23867

Funeral Service
July 14, 2021

12:00 PM
Morning Star Baptist Church
241 Grigg Avenue
JARRATT, Virginia 23867

Interment following funeral service
July 14, 2021

Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery
Kientz Road
Jarratt, VA 23867

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