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Maxine Mae (Rice) Wilkins, 87, of southwest Little Rock passed away Friday, Jan. 18. She was born March 13, 1925, in Red Fork, to the late Thomas Jefferson and Lela Mae Rice.
She was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Little Rock. Preceding her in death was a brother, James Doyle Rice of Dumas.
Maxine was a nurse before she married Robert Wilkins, who also preceded her in death. She was a lifelong Arkansas resident and spent the remainder of her life as a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Her church was integral to her daily life in Little Rock.
She is survived by four sons, Michael Wilkins and wife Mary Lou of Leesburg, Va., Timothy Wilkins and wife Sue of Hot Springs, Thomas Wilkins and wife Kathy of Little Rock, and Phillip Wilkins of Little Rock; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Gospel Assembly Church, 8101 Col. Glenn Road, Little Rock, with Brother Mick Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery, 10201 Highway 5, Alexander.
Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until service time.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Online guestbook: www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com