Thelma Ozella (Harris) Wilkins

July 11, 1929 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 90)


Mrs. Thelma Wilkins, 90, of Cartersville, Georgia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. God saw fit to call home one of His angels. Mrs. Thelma Ozella Wilkins peacefully ascended to her heavenly home in the presence of her loving family.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1:00PM at Rowland Springs Cemetery, 79 Rowland Springs Road SE, Cartersville, GA 30121. Please keep our families in your hearts and prayers as they go through these times of bereavement. We thank you for all your offerings of sympathy that you have shown to the family and we are truly grateful to each and everyone of you.

Thelma was born into this world on July 11, 1929, the youngest of ten children to the late Daniel and Alice Harris of Cassville Georgia. She was educated at the Noble Hill School and spent 87 of her 90 years living in Bartow County. On May 4,1952, Thelma married the love of her life, Wofford Wilkins. They raised three children, Thelma Drucilla, Wofford Jr., and Darren.

"Millie" or "Granny," as she was affectionately known, was a phenomenal woman with a beautiful smile. She had a great sense of humor and a passion for God, church, family, flowers, cooking, travel, word search puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, watching westerns, and watching sports. She often took trips with church groups or the Senior Citizen Center and was a gardening enthusiast with a magical green thumb for flowers.

Thelma joined St. James A.M.E.Church at an early age and was a devoted member until its closing. Aftterward, she joined New Hope Baptist Church in Cartersville, Georgia and later, regularly attended Grant Chapel A.M.E.Church in Macon, Georgia.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Alice Harris; husband, Wofford E. Wilkins Sr.,; son-in-law, Martin Perkinson siblings, Jessie Harris, Floyd Harris, Samuel Harris, Myrtle Cammon, Nathaniel Harris, Lewis Harris, Frances Kinnebrew, Ben Harris and Katherine Beasley.

Thelma was a virtuous woman who leaves to cherish her memories; one daughter, Thelma Perkinson of Chicago,IL.; two sons, Wofford E. Wilkins Jr. (Denise) of Savannah, Georgia, and Darren Wilkins (Marquita) of McDonough, Georgia two granddaughters, Stephanie Williams (Alex) of Chicago,IL. and Whitney Williams of McDonough, Georgia; one great-granddaughter, Chelsea Williams of Chicago, IL.; a very dear friend, Lorena Mays of Cartersville, Georgia; a newfound friend, Louise Thrower of Lithonia,Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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 Service Program


Graveside Service
April 30, 2020

1:00 PM
Rowland Springs Cemetery
79 Rowland Springs Road SE
Cartersville, GA 30121

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