Mrs. Joetta Wilkie

  • Born: March 31, 1928
  • Died: May 2, 2014
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Emerald Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

500 Sublett Road
Kennedale, TX 76060
Tel. (817) 572-1681

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joetta was born on March 1928 in Fort Worth, TX to Joseph and Aline Woods. She married October 15, 1955 to Joe Andrew Wilkie of Fort Worth, TX. Joetta graduated from Polytechnic High school in Fort Worth, TX – class of 1945. Her early career included the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper, the local gas company, and Western Electric. Joetta and Joe started their family with the birth of her first son, Joe Phillip, in 1957. Two years later, she gave birth to their second son, Scott Russell. She returned to the work force, this time working with children as an assistant physical education teacher in the elementary grades of the Fort Worth Independent School District. Upon completion of her career within the public school system, the Wilkie's and their close friends (Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brady) opened the Meadowbrook Health Food Store, and shortly thereafter opened their second location in South Fort Worth. After many years as a small business owner, Joetta retired to pursue her love of art, poetry, and antiques. As a simple and religious person, Joetta was dedicated to her family and husband of 59 years.

Joetta is survived by her husband Joe Wilkie; two sons, Joe Phillip and Scott Russell and their families. Two grandchildren, Chris Wilkie (spouse, Christina) and Brandy Bounds (spouse, Jeremy); four great-grandchildren, Mayson, Londyn, Sydney, and Brayden. Joetta is also survived by her loving and devoted sister, Mrs. Doris O'Donel of Huntsville, AL (They were not just Sisters, they were best friends). Joetta is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and life-long friends.

Joetta was preceded in death by her parents.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Joetta was a fun and sweet friend. I spent many happy moments through the years with her and Louise Sullivan. I bet they are having a great reunion! She and her constant smile will be missed.

Teresa Morris

Posted by A friend   May 09, 2014

Our deepest condolences to the Wilkie family. Anna and I never had the opportunity to meet this amazing woman in-person but we have felt her loving spirit through her son Scott and all of his wonderful story's he has shard. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Bryan & Anna Vela - San Diego, CA - Family   May 07, 2014

My sweet friend and neighbor will be so very missed...almost daily phone calls...chats around the kitchen and lunch out. She was a fun and loving friend.

Posted by Shirley Armstrong - FT. Worth, TX   May 07, 2014

To the best neighbor anyone could ask for. I enjoyed chatting with her in the mornings before work and in the evenings after work. I will miss her greatly and I will try to adopt her love for keeping her yard looking so good! My kids always said "Mom she is the nicest lady"

Quintin, Kathleen, Paige and Zach!

Posted by A friend   May 07, 2014

We were childhood playmates. My parents, Robert and Cassie, were good friends of Joe and Aliene. Our paths crossed several years
ago at a Poly Reunion. We promised to stay in touch, I am sorry we did not. My condolences to the Wilkie family and to sister, Doris. Sincerely,
Patsy (Cardwell) Haygood, Granbury, Tx

Posted by A friend   May 06, 2014

We had a lot of good times at Homecoming which make for a lot of great memories. Our condolences to the family. Don and Sallie Reed, Hillsboro Tx

Posted by A friend   May 06, 2014

We are keeping you in our prayers and
send our deepest sympathy to your family.
Love, Craig and Jon

Posted by Craig Morgan - Jonathan VanSciver - San Diego, CA - Friends of Scott Wilkie   May 06, 2014