Louise W. Prevatt
Louise Wilder Prevatt died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at her Brightmore Kempton apartment.
Visitation will be held at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held at Temple Baptist church on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m.
Louise was born in Franklin County on Jan. 12, 1915, to Ben F. and Addie M. Wilder. After Addie’s death, Ben Wilder married Sallie Mitchner. Louise Wilder graduated from high school in Franklinton in 1932 and earned a teaching certificate from East Carolina College.
She met her husband, Foster Freeman Prevatt, in Kinston, and they were married June 30, 1940. They moved to Wilmington in August of 1947 where they raised their four children. Freeman preceded her in death on August 17, 2005. Louise was also preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Prevatt Tepper; grandsons Timothy Tepper and Mark Madison; and a sister, Ruth Partin.
She is survived by Foster F. Prevatt and wife, Margie; Nancy Prevatt Madison; Elliott Tepper; son-in-law, Bob Prevatt and wife, Lynn; grandchildren David Prevatt, Christy Williams, Jeff Prevatt, Meredith Madison, David Tepper, Jonathan Tepper, Peter Tepper, Elizabeth Prevatt and Chris Prevatt; and 13 great grandchildren.
Everyone who knew Louise will miss her smile, her cheerfulness and unconditional love that she always showed to everyone. She was a woman of strong faith and loved serving and being with her family and friends. We have all been very blessed to have had her in our life for all these many years.
Our family would like to thank all the wonderful people of Brightmore Independent and the Kempton for helping to make our mother’s last years so wonderful. We would like to thank Dr. Steven Hirsch and his staff for all the love and care they showed to our mom over the past few years.
Memorial contributions can be made to Temple Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.andrews mortuary.com.