Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Joe Watts Wilks, 85, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 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.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Bailey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wilks was born on August 7, 1927 in Chestnut to Henry Edward and Josey Della Huckaby Watts and died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in Springhill.
She was a lifelong resident of this area, 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; grandchildren, Shannon Wilks of Texarkana, Texas, Scott Wilks and wife, Mary of Sarepta and Tara Krahn and husband, Chris of Jonesville; 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 the online guest book at www.baileyfuneralhome.net.