Funeral services for Ruth Pate Wilkerson, 85, of Cleburne, TX and formerly of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2014 at Boone-Card Funeral Home, Indianola. She died Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Heritage Trails Nursing Home, Cleburne, TX. Burial will be in Indianola Memorial Gardens under the direction of Boone-Card Funeral Home, Indianola.
She was born in Blaine, MS on January 8, 1929 the daughter of Robert Monroe Pate and Myrtie Lee Rogers Pate. She was a wife, Mother and servant to all who needed her. Her greatest joy was helping others. She attended church at Bethel Temple in Cleburne, TX.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Wilkerson, a daughter, Debra Montgomery, grandson, Jonathan Tatum, 4 sisters, 3 brothers and a son-in-law, J.C. Gordon.
She is survived by 4 daughters, Shirley W. Gordon of Cleburne, TX, Brenda W. Webb (Jerry) of Cleburne, TX, Gaye W. Tatum (Howard) of Vicksburg and Janice W. Tyler (Ronnie) of Vicksburg; 2 sons, David Wilkerson (Maude) of Starkville and Mark Wilkerson (Faye) of Tuscaloosa, AL; a sister, Louise P. Mitchell of Ruleville; a brother, Robert Pate of Grenada; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2014 at Boone-Card Funeral Home, Indianola.