Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at North Silver Creek Baptist Church, New Hebron, for Mrs. Cass Christine Wilks, 73, who died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at her residence. Rev. Wesley Bridges officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cass Christine Wilks was born to the late Cass Porter and Arleatha Hawthorne in New Hebron, Mississippi.
She attended school at Oakley Elementary and J. E. Johnson in Prentiss, Ms.
She married James Wilks Sr. and to this union three children were born.
Mrs. Wilks moved to California and worked at L A Unified School District as a Security Guard. She returned to Mississippi in 1996 and began working for Five County Child Development where she retired.
She was a faithful member of Greater Deliverance Worship Ministry where she was an usher and Church Mother.
Mrs. Wilks was preceded in death by her sisters, Barbara Ann Berry and Mary Catherine Norwood; brother, James Berry and granddaughter, Lishanay Wilks.
She is survived by children, Richard (Lashawn) Wilks, Roseanna (Nathan) Swim and James Wilks Jr.; four sisters, Shirley Mikell and Joyce Berry both of Las Vegas, Nevada; Helen (Norman) Olsen of Riverside, California; and Frances (Micheal) Ross of New Hebron; brother, John (Deidre) Berry of Prentiss; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.