Ms. Dorothy M. Wilkins “Dee Dot”, age 82, of Waverly, TN passed away peacefully at Waverly Health Care & Rehab Center on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. She was born on September 14, 1938 in Waverly, TN to the late William Wilkins “Skeet” and Nonie B. Yates Wilkins.
Ms. Wilkins attended Porch Reed School. She worked for TVA until her retirement. Dee Dot was a member of Salters Chapel AME Church; where she was able to attend and sit in the same seat her mother, Nonie, always sat.
Dorothy loved life, especially Bush beer and Bingo. She was always ready and sitting in front of the line for a smoke break. When visiting you had to wait till her smoke break was over!
Ms. Wilkins leaves to cherish her memory 2 sons, Michael Wilkins (Charlene) of San Diego, CA and Ronald “Ronnie” Coleman of South Dakota; 1 granddaughter, Jessica Sanders; 1 great granddaughter, Keya Sanders; 2 grandsons, Isaiah and Moses Coleman; 1 half brother, Joe Thompson; 1 aunt, Allie P. “Lish” Barr; 2 nieces, Donna Wilkins and Nicky Wilkins Butts; and special nephew, Ricky Yarbrough, who took care of her until she entered the nursing home; his pet name for her was eagle beak. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary Wilkins; and brother, McCurty “Curt” Wilkins.
Ms. Wilkins’s wishes were for cremation. Memorial services for Dee Dot will be conducted at 1:00pm Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Humphreys County Funeral Home (931) 296-5955