Mary Wimms, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 11.
Wimms was born in Cleveland County, North Carolina on October 21, 1939. She was employed at the Lawrence Nursing Home as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Marvin O'Dell Brooks; sister, Lillian Brooks Richardson; and twins, Pauline and Aileen Brooks.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Wimms Jr.; daughter, Debra Brooks; son, Anthony Wimms; sisters, Leona Sherman, Della Lomick (James), Sylvia Funchess and Salina Shepard (Eddie); brothers, Larry and Eric Brooks (Yvonne); grandchildren, Marquarta, Michael Anthony, Kassiem, Stel-Lasha, and Anthony Wimms; uncle, John Brooks; and relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home. Visitation and services were held Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Internment was at Washington Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby, North Carolina.