Sue Helen Wilkins came into this world June 13, 1943, in Kenton. She was the third child born to the union of Willie Jeff and Mary Jane Young.
Sue married the late Nathan Herman Wilkins of Rutherford on March 2, 1960. To this union they had three children: Billy, Dwayne and Cindy Sue Wilkins.
She was a member of Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Sue was a very strong and active member of her church.
She served in her church as a steward, class leader, member of the finance committee, Stewardess Board president, member of Lula Rowsey Missionary Society and sang in the senior chorus in her early years.
Sue’s legacy will continue to live on through her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister, brother, family and friends. She leaves to mourn her two sons, Billy (Angie) Wilkins of Cordova and Dwayne Wilkins of Union City; one daughter, Cindy Wilkins-Wise (Maurice) of Brownsville; and one sister and one brother, Idell and Neugene Young of Union City. She also leaves to mourn her, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Herman Wilkins; her father, Willie Jeff Young; her mother, Mary Jane Young; her brother, UL Young; and her sisters, Eloise Harris and Dorothy Faye Johnson.
The public is invited to the walk-through visitation on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Rawls Funeral Home in Union City from 12:45-1:45 p.m.
Family and friends will gather in a Celebration of Life graveside service for their dearly departed immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. at East View Cemetery in Union City.
All attendees MUST wear masks throughout all gatherings (NO EXCEPTIONS).
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.