OBITUARY

Celia Perkins Wheeler

August 16, 1945March 11, 2021
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Celia Wheeler of Belmont, NC, 75, passed away on March 11, 2021. She was born on August 16, 1945 in Danville, VA, a daughter of the late Cecil Perkins and Marjorie Evans Perkins. She was the wife of her beloved late husband, Joseph Cooper Wheeler.

Celia graduated from George Washington High School and spent most of her adult life in the Rocky Mount-Nashville, NC area, first working at Texfi Industries before moving to Fox Hollow Farm to take care of her many beloved animals. She was happiest when outdoors surrounded by nature’s beauty. Celia had a caring and generous smile which leaves us with many fond memories. She had a bright and energetic personality and was known for her ability to sense when people needed her help. Celia loved dancing and laughing. She touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life.

Celia is survived by her stepchildren, Joseph Donavan Wheeler of Florence, SC and Susan Wheeler Weis (Matthew) of Tequesta, FL; daughter-in-law, Sharon Wheeler Peavyhouse (William) of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren: Rachael Wheeler Vernon (Austin) of Oklahoma City, OK, Mackenzie Weis Jones (Cory) of Wilmington, NC, Zackary Ryan Wheeler of Charleston, SC, Camden James Weis of Wilmington, NC, and Sarah Katherine Wheeler of Charleston, SC; and great-grandchildren, Layton and Genevieve Vernon of Oklahoma City, OK. Her siblings include Louise Perkins Walters of Ringgold, VA, David Bruce Perkins (Jane) of Axton, VA, and Elsie Perkins Bernabe (Al) of Kapolei, HI; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in the chapel of McEwen at Myers Park, 500 Providence Road, Charlotte. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice & Palliative Care-Charlotte Region.

We are thankful for the care from the staff at Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster, Charlotte, NC.

Services

  • Service to Celebrate Celia's Life

    Saturday, May 22, 2021

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Kim Jones

April 5, 2021

I remember Celia from the old Rocky Mount Saddle Club days. She was always a fun person to be around! Celia was a valuable club member and participated in many of the activities. This photo depicts her & the late Janet Hamilton at a club Christmas party - December 12, 1981. I'm sure she will be missed by all those that knew & loved her.

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