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Patricia "Honey" Whicker Wilson

September 13, 1935 — April 12, 2024

Kernersville Chapel

Patricia "Honey" Whicker Wilson

KERNERSVILLE – After several months of declining health, God heard “Honey” Wilson say she wanted to “go Home” and on Friday evening, April 12, 2024, surrounded by loved ones, He called her to eternity with Him. 

Honey, 88, was born in Forsyth County to the late Martin and Priscilla Vanderburg Whicker. Her endearing nickname was grounded in her genuine love for God’s people, and animals of all kinds. Her easy-going nature drew people to her. She often reminisced about Kernersville Moose Lodge members, fun rides that she and Marvin enjoyed with many friends in the Harley-Davidson Riders Club, and rich relationships with co-workers at Hanes Hosiery and Modern Machine.

Honey and Marvin were married on December 24, 1951.  Marvin was handsome, and Honey was gorgeous. They matched one another toe-to-toe in their caring ways, while recognizing each other’s independence, and staying true to their individual “self.”  Each gave their all at work, and they enjoyed their time off, sharing beach trips with friends, and watching their Boxer dogs’ silly ways. Weekends were packed with Harley rides and backyard cookouts with neighbors who were “family.” The couples’ home, beautiful property, and “machines” were kept immaculate throughout their partnership. All were visible evidence of their commitment. If you visited often, you remember the Wilsons were always “company-ready”. At the time of Marvin’s passing on September 19, 2017, they had been married for 67 years.

Honey continued living at home - discovering her love of nature helped lessen the loneliness. Deer in her wooded property showed up daily for corn. Squirrels, beautiful birds, and a hungry cat or two appreciated her faithfulness of fresh water and food. Honey’s stories of her backyard kingdom were always entertaining.

Countless friends and family members will continue to be warmed by memories of Honey’s liveliness; her pretty eyes focused on you as she listened to your conversation. She was both honest and gentle in her responses. She assured you how much she truly loved you. And if Honey hadn’t seen you in a while, her quick grin and “How are you doing…what have you been up to?” gave you the feeling you were hugged … and you probably were. 

In addition to her parents, Honey was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Robah Wilson; and four siblings, Naomi Dean, Albert Whicker, Tenie Stigall, and Mae Cusson.

She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2024, at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, April 19, 2024

3:00 - 3:45 pm (Eastern time)

Kernersville Chapel - Hayworth-Miller Funeral Homes & Crematory

3950 Macy Grove Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 19, 2024

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kernersville Chapel - Hayworth-Miller Funeral Homes & Crematory

3950 Macy Grove Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284

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Interment

Friday, April 19, 2024

Eastlawn Gardens of Memory

530 Dobson St, Kernersville, NC 27284

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