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Wilma Jean Wilnbanks

December 9, 1929 — October 2, 2021

Mrs. Wilma Jean Wilbanks, age 91, of the McConnell Community passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021 at her residence.

She was born on December 9, 1929 in Paris, TN to the late William Barney and Ocie Pauline Tompkins Speight.

Wilma was a long time active member of McConnell Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and taught Vacation Bible School. She was saved at the age of 9 in Paris, TN and her favorite bible verse was John 3:16. Wilma worked as a Secretary for the former M. Livingston and Turner Dairies both in Fulton, KY. She lived most of her life in the McConnell Community.

She is survived by a son, Gordon (Melinda) Wilbanks and a daughter, Linda (Joe) Wade

all of Martin, TN, three grandchildren; Kristi Wade, Samuel Cory Wilbanks and Jonathan Clint (Ashley) Wilbanks all of Martin, TN, four great- grandchildren; Blake (Sarah) Barnes of Cordova, TN, Anna Barnes, Liam Wilbanks and Lottie Wilbanks all of Martin, TN.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Cleatus Gordon Wilbanks, a daughter-in-law Janet Wilbanks, a granddaughter Kelli Wade Barnes, a sister Julia "Judy" Ann Mulcahy and a brother Jerry Speight.

Funeral services will be held at 1PM Tuesday at the McConnell Baptist Church with burial to follow in the McConnell Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the McConnell Baptist Church from 9AM Tuesday until the hour of service.

Memorials may be made to McConnell Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Melinda Wilbanks 9918 McConnell Rd, Martin, TN 38237 or the charity of choice.

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