Lucile Atkins Frick Wentworth, known to all as "Lou", died at Wynwood of Chapel Hill May 26, 2014. Lucile, the only child of Victor L. and Belle Rankin Atkins, was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on August 4, 1911. She lived an exemplary life serving her family and community until her passing at the age of 102.
Lou graduated from Women's College (now UNC Greensboro) class of 1932 after which she attended Duke University to study dietetics before becoming a hospital dietician. Lou was devoted in marriage to Clarence Adam Frick, "Pop", for 53 years before his passing in 1986. Lou and Pop called many cities home as a result of his work with the Southern Railroad, the last being their retirement home near family in Kernersville, North Carolina. At the age of 94, Lou found love again and married Herbert Wentworth of Chapel Hill. Lou is survived by her husband Herbert Wentworth, two sons, Robert Frick of Salisbury and John and wife Donna Frick of Chapel Hill, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and Rose Johnson, her loving and faithful caregiver for 4 years. Lou was predeceased by her son Larry in 2013 and her daughter, Nancy, at the age of 16 in 1959.
Lou was a loyal and perpetual giver of her wit, talents, and time to her church, friends, and community groups wherever she lived. She joyfully gardened and was noted for her exceptional cooking, but her deepest desire was to be the best homemaker, wife, and mother she could be. Well done, Mom.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 7, 11:00 am, at the Kernersville Moravian Church in Kernersville, North Carolina. A reception at the church will follow the service. Memorial gifts may be made to the Church Missions or Women's Fellowship of the Kernersville Moravian Church.
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