Mary Alice Wilkinson

Published 5:00 am Thursday, June 25, 2009

Services for Mary Alice Wilkinson, of Meadville, are 10 a.m.Saturday, June 27, at Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church withburial in the church cemetery. Elder Randy Dillon and Elder MickeyMeyers will officiate services. Franklin Funeral Home in Meadvilleis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 6 until 9 p.m. and from 9 until 10a.m. Saturday at the church, located on Highway 93 East inMeadville.

Mrs. Wilkinson, 71, died June 20, 2009, in Franklin County. Shewas born on March 7, 1938, in Cherry Valley, Ark., to WilliePeterson Faulkner and Mary Lucille Barger Faulkner.

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Mrs. Wilkinson was a caretaker, a loving wife and mother offour, as well as mother to so many who had lost their own mother.She was a member of Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and she willnever be forgotten.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her in-laws, MarcusClaude and Julia Wilkinson; her sister, Barbara Jean Davis; herbrothers, Harold, Tommy and Mickey Faulkner; and her infantchildren, Robert Lanis Wilkinson Jr. and Elizabeth AnnWilkinson.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Lanis Wilkinson, ofMeadville; her sons, Tony Wilkinson and wife, Teresa, of OrangeBeach, Ala., and Terry Wilkinson and wife, Rachelle, of Meadville;her daughters, Robbi Steele and Susie Sanders and husband, Scotty,all of Meadville; her brothers, Billy Faulkner, Neil Faulkner andPaul Faulkner, all of Louisiana; her sisters, Martha Southworth, ofArkansas, Norma Franklin, of Louisiana, and Linda Cook, ofMississippi; her eight grandchildren, Jesse Arnold, Sal Fiorello,Tait Fiorello, Miles Fiorello and Morgan Fiorello, Blake Wilkinsonand Hali Wilkinson and Logan Sanders; and a number of nieces andnephews.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Arnold, Sal Fiorello, Tait Fiorello,Miles Fiorello, Morgan Fiorello, Blake Wilkinson, Larry Davis andRicky Davis.