Wanda Elouise (Cox) Wilkins

December 7, 1942 ~ June 26, 2020 (age 77)


Mrs. Wanda Elouise Cox Wilkins, 77 of Waycross, passed away early Friday morning, June 26, 2020, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.

Born in Waycross, GA on December 7, 1942, she had lived in Waycross for the past thirty years.  Mrs. Wilkins was a homemaker but was a former manager for Dolly Madison Bread Company.  She was an active member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Sunday school class, the Joy Group, and the Sewing Sisters.  Mrs. Wilkins loved flowers and gardening as well as reading.   

She was a daughter of the late Gideon Preston & Annie Louise Chancey Cox.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lillie Mae Barber; and a brother, John Leonard Cox.

Survivors include her husband, Brian Wilkins of Waycross; two daughters, Louise & Raymond Carter, Jr. of Blackshear and Wanda Dukes (Scott Thompson) of Hoboken; a son, Tim (Tamara) Williams of Hoboken; a step-daughter, Sacha (Douglas) Dodson of Ottawa, KS; a step-son, Simeon Wilkins of West Hollywood, CA; a sister, Mildred (Flemon) Hendrix of Waycross; a brother, Preston (Barbara) Cox of Waycross; 10 grandchildren, Jessica Lee Tolbert, Mary Elizabeth Tolbert, Parker Williams, Bennett Williams, Evan Wilkins, Ida Wilkins, Edie Wilkins, Eddie Dodson, Maximus Dodson, and Hugo Dodson; 5 great grandchildren, Alec Luke, Bradley Ashmore, Annabel Parkman, Laura Grace Tolbert, and Mary Eliza Barber; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Graveside services for Mrs. Wilkins will be held Monday morning, June 29, 2020, at 11:00 o’clock from the Waters Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.


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Graveside Service
June 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Waters Cemetery
Midway Chursh Road
Blackshear, GA 31516

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