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OBIT: Mrs. Patricia Wilkerson

Mrs. Patricia Wilkerson, age 72, was found deceased by her husband early Friday morning at their Malone Street home in South Carthage. She was pronounced dead on arrival at 6:06 a.m. March 29, 2019 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E.R. in Carthage from an apparent heart attack.

Eld. Kenny Hensley officiated at the 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon March 31st funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Wilkerson family lot in the Garden of Gethsemane at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

One of ten children, she was born Patricia Ann Scurlock on August 3, 1946 and was the daughter of the late Willie Richard “Old Folks” Scurlock who died August 28, 1987 at the age of 80 and Bessie Mai Gibbs Scurlock who died November 23, 1982 at the age of 76.

Four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death, Gene, Perry, Estle and Troy Scurlock and Willie Mai Scurlock Ferrell and Zelma Scurlock Bates.

Mrs. Wilkerson was united in marriage to Bluff Creek Community native Jerry Donald Wilkerson in Hartsville on July 6, 1963.

Mrs. Wilkerson was a longtime employee of the former Carthage Shirt Corporation, worked for a period for Interstate Paving and Jones Bros. and retired from Fabricated Tube Products, a Division of Muller Brass, in South Carthage.

She attended both the South Carthage Missionary Baptist Church, where she attended as a child, and also the Cedar Point United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband of almost fifty six years is their daughter, Missy Wilkerson Snyder and husband Eric of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren, Shelby Snyder, her significant other, Rafiq Muhammad and E. J. Snyder all of Murfreesboro; Great-grandson, Dallas Snyder-Muhammad of Murfreesboro; three siblings, Thelma Scurlock Orange of South Carthage, Mike Scurlock and wife Martha of the Maggart Community; Tony Scurlock of the Hickman Community.