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Betty Joe Wilks (1927 - 2012)

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Betty Joe Watts Wilks

Cullen, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Joe Watts Wilks, age 85, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Rev. Pete Tolbert and Rev. Roy Dale Strother officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Bailey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wilks was born on August 7, 1927 in Chestnut, LA to Henry Edward and Josey Della Huckaby Watts and died on Sunday, December 23, 2012 in Springhill, LA. She was a lifelong resident of this area, was a homemaker and worked as a florist at several flower shops in Springhill and then had her own shop in Cullen. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband, of 66 years, Vernon Wilks; daughters, Patricia "Pat" Wilks and Della Ann Wilks; her parents; brothers, J. E.; John; Nevada and Lee Watts

She is survived by her son, Delbert Wilks and wife, Barbara of Sarepta, LA; grandchildren, Shannon Wilks of Texarkana, TX; Scott Wilks and wife, Mary of Sarepta, LA; Tara Krahn and husband, Chris of Jonesville, LA; great grandchildren, Devin, Caroline and Tyler Wilks and Blake Krahn.

Serving as pallbearers will be nephews and friends; honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Calvary Baptist Church.

In memory of Aunt Betty, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1919 S. Arkansas, Springhill, LA 71075.

The family would like to say thank you to the Agape Hospice, Lee Jones and Buster Bailey and to all of the staff at Carrington Place, especially Shelia Franklin for all of their love and care.

Sign our online guest book at www.baileyfuneralhome.net.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Dec. 26, 2012
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