Mildred R. 'Milly' Wilkins, C&P employee

November 13, 2008|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Mildred R. "Milly" Wilkins, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. employee and longtime active church member, died of cancer Nov. 6 at her Pikesville home. She was 85.

Mildred Genesta Reed, who was born in Baltimore and raised on Cumberland Street, graduated in 1942 from Douglass High School.

She began her career at C&P in 1949 and was an analyst at the time of her retirement in 1979.

"She was a very special lady who exemplified the work ethic and strived for perfection in every aspect of her life," said her daughter, Neva Mildred Wilkins Brown of Pikesville.

Mrs. Wilkins enjoyed designing clothes for herself, family and friends.

"She had a real flair for fashion," her daughter said.

Mrs. Wilkins was a lifelong communicant of St. Katherine's of Alexandria Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Women's Guild and had served on the stewardship, church restoration, budget and finance committees.

Mrs. Wilkins had also been a member of the parish centenary committee marking the 1891 founding.

Her husband of 37 years, Warren Edward Wilkins, who had worked in real estates sales, died in 1983.

"She was a devoted, caring and loving person who always had a smile on her face through her sorrows and joys," her daughter said.

A Mass of Resurrection will be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at her church, Presstman and Division streets.

Also surviving is a brother, Roland D. Brooks of Glen Burnie; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

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