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Patsy McDonough Adkins

March 25, 1937 — June 8, 2022


Patsy McDonough Adkins

Patsy McDonough Adkins, 85, of Wilson, passed away Wednesday. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Maplewood Cemetery.  


Patsy always had a special touch and a drive for helping people. She obtained her master’s degree in Nursing and Psychology Sciences from the Hospital Corps School where she served her country in the United States Navy with an honorable discharge after ten years. During this time, Patsy was also a rescue home and safe place for unwanted children and runaways, but always stayed busy with her four daughters who kept her on her toes with their activities and being the leader for the Girl Scouts. Her favorite pastimes included sewing, painting and playing dominoes. She often would sew costumes for the Hinnant’s School of Dance. Patsy enriched many lives over her lifetime and will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know and love her.


Patsy is survived by her daughters, Shawna L. Albus-Curlings and spouse, Sandy of Wilson, Rachel N. Albus Willis of Morehead City, Kellie L. Albus of Morehead City and Becky A. O’Neal and husband, Alan of Wilson; granddaughter, Christine D. Tellier and husband, Shane of Chevy Chase, Maryland; grandsons, Jonathan Glenn Albus and wife, Brittany of Wilson, Patrick Holland Albus of Wilson and Aedyn Connor Albus of Wilson.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Rachel McDonough.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests for donations to be made in Patsy’s memory to the North Carolina Kidney Foundation, 7413 Six Forks Road, Suite 255, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27615 or to the North Carolina Veterans Association, 4001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27699-4001.


Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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