Frances Lorine Osborne Wilkins

6 July, 192230 March, 2021

Frances Lorine Osborne Wilkins, 98, of Lynchburg passed away March 30, 2021 at Accordius Health of Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late William “Bill” Wilkins. Born in Jonesville, North Carolina on July 6, 1922 she was a daughter of the late Henry Osbourne and Nancy Osbourne. She was known as “Grandma to all in her neighborhood. She loved her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her three sons, William ‘Buck” Wilkins and his wife Kelley, Michael Wilkins and his wife Lisa both of Lynchburg and James Wilkins and his wife Betty of Forest; two brothers, Edward Osborne and Duncan “Butch” Osborne both of Lynchburg; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, April 2, 2021 at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 355 Rio Road West, Suite 102 Charlottesville, VA 22901.

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Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, 2 April , 2021


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Sarah Everett

1 April 2021

When our families were all growing up back in the 1950's, the Wilkins family lived just down Rivermont Ave from us - Mrs. W loved all her men, and they loved her - she will be missed but forever in your hearts! Peace and love!

Jonnie Coffer

1 April 2021

She and Uncle Bill lived across the street from my Mom and Dad for years and were great friends, not just relatives. She and my Mom loved to go shopping together. I took my Mom to visit Lorine several times before she passed away in June of 2016. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. But she and Mama are probably planning a shopping trip right now! Love, Jonnie

Dawn Keesee

1 April 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of Grandma Lorraine! I am so glad my mom, Cindy and Avery had such a special relationship with her. I think she was one of the sweetest people around.
When she would stay with mama on weekends, I loved sitting around the table listening to her stories. It was so funny to hear about when she was a kid. Very entertaining!
I know she will be missed!