Mary S. Wilkins

Mary Wilkins, 69, of Waco, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at her home.

Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Thursday, January 24, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Graveside Service: 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24, at Oakwood Cemetery

Mary Sueland was born October 21, 1949 in DeKalb to Oliver and Ona Bell Smith. She moved to Waco in 1966. Shortly after her move, she met and married the love of her life, Jerry Wilkins. They were blessed with 51 years together. Mary loved to be outdoors. She enjoyed camping and fishing and loved spending time with her family.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Lonnie Smith.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Jerry Wilkins of Waco; four children, Melissa Driskell of Waco, Danah Thompson of Waco, Steve Wilkins and wife, Tiffany of Ciboloa and daughter/granddaughter, Krista Honey of Waco; brother, Bobby Smith of New Boston; sisters, Gail Feagin and Becky Brooks of DeKalb and Sue Barrett of New Boston; eight grandchildren, Blake Driskell, Mark Lowe Jr., Melanie Lowe, Calvin Lowe, Tara Papendorf, Madison Driskell and Jakob and Emma Wilkins; three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Place of Service: Oakwood Cemetery , 2124 S.5th St.; Waco, TX 76706



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  1. So sorry Jerry , you and Mary where a great example of a loving marriage . Prayers to the family🙏

  2. Ronda Smith Blizzard

    Prayers for the family. She was a fun and lovely lady. She was met with open arms by Lonnie, who loved her deeply.

  3. Peace be with the family. Much love and prayers.

  4. Jerry and Jo Ann Lorance

    We are praying for y’all and pray you will have many wonderful memories of Mary and your family. We are rembering you in the days ahead and pray you will have a peace that passes all understanding. Love in Christ

  5. I hate to hear this about my cousin. My prayers go out to the family, I know Pud will be missed by many. As kids growing up we were close but time and distance caused us to grow apart.

  6. To Jerry Wilkins and family I am so sorry for your loss you have been and will continue to be in my prayers . Mary will definitely be missed. Love you all

  7. Melissa Ann Wilkins Driskell

    I’m sending this to my momma in heaven. You mom were the toughest woman I’ve ever known. I’m forever saddened by you leaven us but I know you are no longer suffering. I made you a promise and I got this. Momma I need you. I knew that one day it was going to happen as you grew older. I just wish I could of had one more day or even one more hour. I promise that we will all take care of dad. I know you are with Jesus now and I know you are with the loved ones who preceded you. Tomorrow we lay your body to rest and it will be one of the hardest days of my life. Momma I love you so much and I’m missing you like crazy. Rest in peace our angel. Until I see you again, Love your oldest daughter, Lisa

  8. What a sweet lady! I’ll never forget her or her sweet family. Prayers and hugs from East Texas to Krista and Jerry. Thank you for touching my heart.

  9. Marc Schroeder & Family

    May the love of family and friends comfort each of you during these difficult days, please accept our heartfelt condolences. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Mary. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you during this loss.

  10. My Aunt Mary and Uncle Jerry. I have so many countless memories from all the camping trips, to the family dinners at Nanny and Papa’s house, card night with the grownups, to spending the night with my cousins all the time but come Sunday morning I would always call my mama in a panic to come get me. Aunt Mary was making us clean. When I say clean , it meant walls and all. Aunt Mary gave all my haircuts as a young girl. I’ll never forget that I wanted my hair in a shag style like her’s when I was like 8 yrs old and my mom had whispered in her ear to cut it very short because I wasn’t taking care of my hair. She cut my hair short like my mom had said and I cried for days. Aunt Mary I will never forget you and my heart goes out to Uncle Jerry who never left her side. Krista I knew you as a baby and I missed seeing you as a grown woman. Thank you for being there for my Aunt Mary. You were her daughter in her heart and when you were in her heart that was where you remained. I’m praying for peace for my family.

  11. Pat Lemaster Hamby

    Jerry, so sorry for your loss. Been a long time, but I remember some fun times MANY years ago when at TV Cable. Mary always had the sweetest smile. Prayers for you and family.

  12. Oh momma Its not getting easier. I’ve just forever saddened and I know the family has felt a hurt like no other. You were our queen and life will never be the same. I need you more than ever. I need you to guide me still. I always need my mom. I have went through the worst year in my life and am certain this won’t be any easier. We all will never be the same again. You are remember every day and I miss you so dang much. Mom I’m a stronger woman today more than ever because I have seen anyone since we laid your body to rest. I know it is very hard to watch over us up there because we are all apart now. You were the glue that help the seam together and I see now why we all must love be one another while we can and enjoy our time as one because tomorrow isn’t promised. I’m about to start a life where I will relocate to start another chapter in the crazy life I’ve had. This time I stand tall and strong and I’m going to live to make myself happy because I’ve spent way too many years trying to please you many people and it’s time I live the rest of my life going be moving on the east coast mom. I am reuniting with my North Dallas sweetheart as he promised he would take good care of me. I know you will approve because I have had a alot of crazy life lessons and I think I had enough for a life time. I never knew it would happen to me again this year but I can’t take the lonely life without love here. It make no sense to me and no one cares to explain but I think I know what’s happening and I can’t stand to see this pain that forever changed the party of 5. Momma I miss you face. You are the wind beneath my wings . I always knew you were my hero. I know one day the pain of losing my family will subside and I will join you all in heaven one day. I never this would turn out the way it did. But I’m moving to find peace so keep a look out for everyone of us . Your simply amazing to me and thank you for everything you did for me . Love you Momma. 🤦

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