On May 23, 1939, Zollie Eaton and Eliza Mills was blessed with the birth of their son, Wilbert Eaton, in Halifax County, North Carolina. On January 27, 2019, Wilbert entered heaven’s gate as an angel at Duke Hospital.
During his early life, he joined White Rock Church. His formal education was in the Franklin County Public School System. Throughout his life, Wilbert had several jobs as a mason in Washington, District of Columbia. In his free time, he enjoyed sitting on the bench at Walmart with his close friend, Frank Paschal “JJ”.
Wilbert was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving sisters, Clara Reynolds of Henderson, NC, Hazel Jacobs of Louisburg, NC, Maggie Gibson and Joyce Ann Alexander both of Raleigh, NC; a host of nieces and nephews; one special friend, Frank Paschal of Henderson, NC; many other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.