Evelyn Bernice Harrod Wilkins was my father's sister. She was the second wife of Dr. Warren S. Wilkins, who I knew as Uncle Warren. Her funeral was on Wednesday, July 24 1996. Services were conducted by Rev. Theodore A. Daniels at Calvary Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.
Evelyn Bernice Harrod Wilkins arrived two months early on October 13, 1914 at Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, D. C.
From 1915 to 1929 she resided in Steelton, Pa.
She returned to Washington, entered Armstrong Technical High School and graduated in the class of 1933.
She attended Howard University and left to take a job in the Federal Government.
In 1946 she married Dr. Warren S. Wilkins, Sr., who was a professor at the Howard University Medical School
She left the government service to care for her new sons, Warren S. Wilkins, Jr and Robert Edison Wilkins.
Upon Dr. Wilkins death, with Warren Jr. away and Robert deceased, Evelyn returned to the Federal Government as a cartographer.
After more than twenty-five years service she retired from the government on August 31, 1979.
She continued to live and love life to the fullest.
She read voraciously. She attended concerts, stage plays and art exhibits. She was a patron of the Arts. She shared so proudly every accomplishment of her family, "The Wilkins," whom she loved unconditionally
She leaves to mourn her loss a brother, Dennette A. Harrod, a son, Warren S. Wilkins, Jr.; four grandchildren, Charles Robert Wilkins, Michelle G. Wilkins, Monique W. Coleman and Warren S. Wilkins III; four great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
You can also read my DayBooks entry for July 14, 1996, the day that Mousie died.