Wilma Smythe Mullikin Mays
Mrs. Wilma Mays, age 81 of Medina, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Friday, November 6, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. on Tuesday, November 10 at Friendship Baptist Church near Medina with Bro. Jason Jackson and Bro. George McMinn officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery near Medina. Visitation with the family will be held at the church from 10 A.M. until service time.
Wilma was born in Lake County to the late Rev. Jody Dorris Mullikin and Eula Perkins Mullikin. She grew up in Tiptonville and attended school in Ridgely. In 1958 she moved to Medina where she married her husband of 35 years, Edward Mays. She was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church and often taught the Adult Sunday School Class. Wilma enjoyed flowers, animals, collecting dolls, and cooking and eating; but she loved Jesus and her family above all.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters; Betty Lillian Turnbow, Mildred Morris Wiggins, Beulah A. Long, Eulah Gertrude Mullikin, and Mary Helen Ethridge. She was the baby of the family.
She is survived by her sons, John D. Mays and Ronnie L. Mays of Medina; grandson, Dawson Riley-Lynn Mays and a host of extended family and friends.