Naomi Wilbekin

Obituary of Naomi Smith Gattis Wilbekin

Naomi Gattis Wilbekin, 89, of Head of Creek, MD went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Born on September 4, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Ware and Emma Gattis. Upon graduating from the Wicomico County School System; she went on to earn her nursing degree. She was employed at the Upper Manhattan Medical Group in New York City for 30 years. During her time in New York, she met and married the late Victor E. Wilbekin. In 1991 they relocated to Maryland to be near her siblings and her home church, St. James Free Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Jeremiah Ware Wilbekin (Caprice) in Salisbury; two granddaughters, Samantha Hamlet of New York and Tyesha Wilbekin of Salisbury whom she raised; grandson, Jeremiah Wilbekin Jr. of New York; four sisters, Maggie Price, Bernice Anderson and Addie Wilbekin all of Salisbury and Josephine Waters (Earl) of Nanticoke. In addition to her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by 9 siblings. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm at St. James Free Methodist Church. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at the church cemetery. All arrangements are being handled by Stewart Funeral Home by Holloway and Downey, P.A., 821 West Rd., Salisbury, Maryland 21802.
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