Hulda Stewart Willett

February 8, 1919May 26, 2018

Mrs. Hulda Stewart Willett, 99, of Wilmington, NC went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Mrs. Willett was born February 8, 1919 in New Hanover County, the daughter of the late George Thomas and Evalena Johnson Stewart.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Leon J Willett, brother Thomas Stewart, five sisters; Vivian Stewart, Louise Thomas (Calvin), Sarah Peed (Jack), Fannie Pate (Dwight), Martha Saunders (Roy).

Mrs. Willett was a lifelong member of Sea Gate Baptist Church. Survivors include her two daughters; Faye Bishop and husband Minor C Bishop, Raye Purvis and husband Jack Purvis, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, brother Hubert Edwin Stewart and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Sea Gate Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior. Interment will immediately follow at Sea Gate Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of her Sunday school class and deacons of Sea Gate Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to be made to Sea Gate Baptist Church or the charity of one’s choice.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Intement Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hulda Stewart Willett

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Pat Brown

May 29, 2018

Dear Faye & Raye,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. God needed another angel
up there. She was one of the finest Christian women in Seagate.
I spent a lot of time at her house with both of you. Always felt
at home. She and your Dad were some of the upstanding citizens
of Seagate and I loved them both.
It has to be comforting to know that they are both in the presence
of the Lord and there is no better place to be.
I love both of you!!
Pat Brown