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Betty Lou Wilkerson

July 23, 1948 — August 16, 2023

Betty Lou Wilkerson, age 75, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at the North MS Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. 

A graveside service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2023 at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Sardis, MS with Rev. Chris Cooksey officiating. 

Betty was born on July 23, 1948 to the late RJ Forbes and Lora Hodo Forbes in Bolivar County, MS. She was a devoted homemaker throughout her lifetime and recently attended Shiloh United Methodist Church. Betty was a great cook and loved cooking for her family. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting. 

The family left behind to cherish her memory include her two children, Diane Wilkerson Cantrell (Tom) of Humboldt, TN, and Thomas S. Wilkerson, II of Southaven, MS; five siblings, Shirley Smith of Batesville, MS, Herbert Forbes, Janice Forbes, Brenda Hawkins, and Glenda Mullins all of Courtland, MS; two grandchildren, Sean Wilkerson and Dakota Cantrell. 

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Wilkerson, Sr.; and one brother, Mikey Forbes. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Breast Cancer Organization




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Graveside Service

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

Union Baptist Church Cemetery

3623 Union Road, Sardis, MS 38666

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