February 25, 1935 – December 23, 2020
V. Marie Wilkinson, age 85, of Copperas Cove, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 28, 2020, at Pearl Cemetery in Pearl, Texas. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM on Sunday at Viss Family Funeral Home, 1614 S. FM 116, Copperas Cove, TX.
Marie was born on February 25, 1935 to the late Daniel and Jessie Perry Fillmon in Nix, Texas. She graduated from Pearl High School as the salutatorian of the class of 1953. She married Jim Wilkinson, her high school sweetheart, on May 19, 1956. Marie worked a few years as a telephone operator before she started a family. Once she became a mother, she dedicated herself to her family and raising her children. Marie was a den mother for cub scouts. She was a volunteer for the HOST program, a reading mentor program, for Fairview Elementary in Copperas Cove. Marie was a member of the Church of Christ in Copperas Cove since 1968. She enjoyed keeping the flower gardens at her church and her home until her health failed.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Kimberly Wilkinson, Ricky Lawrence Wilkinson; two sisters, Wanda Hail and Geraldine Kincheloe.
Marie is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jim Wilkinson; three children, Barry Wilkinson and wife, Karon, Roger Clay Wilkinson and wife, Lisa, Janee Beck; two grandchildren, Eric Wilkinson and Jessie Wilkinson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Cherokees Children’s Home.