Sarah Jo Wilks

SARAH JO WILKS, 65, Brandon, Miss., died Oct. 2, 2017, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss. She graduated from J.B. Pennington High School, later working at EATON in Arab and as a cosmetologist, but was most proud of her job as Mimi. She will be remembered for her unconditional love, strength, and wit. She was predeceased by father Howard Troy Wilks and mother Lois Evon Denney Wilks.

Surviving are daughter Rhonda Wilks (Wesley) Kilgo, Brandon, Miss.; granddaughter Whitley Kilgo; grandson Barrett Kilgo; sisters Carolyn Bryson, Brenda Wilks, Sandy (Robert) Chamness; brother Glen Wilks; nieces Suzy Hunt, Sheryll Griffin, Karen Millwood, Layla Foshee, Tyla Wilks; great-nieces, great-nephews, one great-great nephew.

The family will host a Celebration of Life at the Old Greenhouse in Arab, on Oct. 14, 2017, (exact time to be posted on Facebook). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Russel Hill Foundation of North Alabama (rus selhill.org) or the Susan G. Koman Foundation (koman.org). Ott and Lee Funeral Home, Brandon, Miss., directed.