OBITUARY

Wilma Lou Lawrence Palmer Daberkow

January 31, 1940April 6, 2019
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Wilma Lou Lawrence Palmer Daberkow

Wilma Lou was born at home on January 31, 1940, in Mount Vernon, Texas. She was the youngest child of Morris and Euna Fuqua Lawrence. Wilma moved to her heavenly home, Saturday, April 6, 2019. She is in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by her loving family and friends who had gone on before.

Wilma married Chad Palmer on April 4, 1958, in Mount Vernon, Texas, at her parents’ home. They were married over 40 years. Chad passed away in August 1998. Wilma and Chad have two children, Dorinda Dawn Palmer Easley and James Louis Palmer, and Stepson Johnny Palmer.

Wilma married Lowell Daberkow on May 26, 2001, in Dallas, Texas. They were married almost 18 years.

Wilma is predeceased by her first husband, Chad Palmer; parents, Morris and Euna Lawrence; brothers, Lee Roy Lawrence and Clovis Lawrence. She is also predeceased by her stepson, Johnny Palmer; and niece, Candace Owens Pierce.

Wilma is survived by her husband, Lowell Daberkow, Mount Vernon, Texas. Children, Dorinda Dawn Palmer Easley and husband Michael of Mount Pleasant, Texas. Son, James Louis Palmer and wife Paula of Royse City, Texas. Daughter-in-law, Julia Palmer of Austin, Texas. Stepchildren Alicia Daberkow and her children Talia and Kezia Lowndes, Euless Texas; and Mary Daberkow, Wylie, Texas; her sister Lera Lawrence Owens and husband John, of Mount Vernon, Texas. Wilma is also survived by her grandchildren Jordan Easley and wife Natalie, their children Charlotte and Wyatt, Ft. Worth, Texas; Jarrett Easley and wife Amelia, their children Grayson and Lucas, Celina Texas; Jonathan Easley, Denver, Colorado. Sheila Benavides and husband Mark, their children Trent and Rebecca, Manchaca, Texas; Mark Palmer, Plano, Texas. Jamie Palmer, Melissa Palmer, Amanda Palmer. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and friends whom she thought of as family.

Wilma had been a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Dallas, TX; until she and Lowell joined First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, TX.

Wilma retired from SCI after 26 years and had worked at Grove Hill Funeral Home. She had also been a hairdresser since 1958.

Wilma’s Dallas, Texas, Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 5-7 PM at Grove Hill Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas.

Wilma's Visitation and Funeral Service in Mount Vernon, Texas, will be held Friday, April 12, 2019 at First Baptist Church Mount Vernon, Texas. Visitation is at 1:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Macon Cemetery in Franklin County, Texas.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jordan Easley, Pallbearer
  • Jarrett Easley, Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Easley, Pallbearer
  • Mark Palmer, Pallbearer
  • James Lee, Pallbearer
  • James White, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Homegoing Celebration Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, April 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Wilma Lou Lawrence Palmer Daberkow

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Tammy Milam Penny

April 10, 2019

Our family grew up with Wilma’s family at Bethany Baptist Church. Wilma was so sweet and would do anything for you. My parents had a sweet relationship with Wilma . As her last act of love for my mom, Joyce Milam, she fixed moms hair when she passed away in February. We were so grateful . I know Mom was waiting for her in Heaven. We love you Wilma!!

Tommy Lander

April 9, 2019

Wilma has been my great friend since Macon-Douglas Days! When she moved to Grove Hill, I remember passing the Funeral Home every morning about 6:30 am on my way to work in Irving and seeing Wilma already at her desk getting ready for the day. She was, and continued to be ,until her retirement, the face of Grove Hill Funeral Home. Her priorities were her family, her work at Grove Hill and always Bethany Baptist Church. We shared so many similar interests. We walked together through some of the "low" times in our lives but also through some of the "mountain top" experiences that meant so much to both of us! Friendship is something to be greatly treasured and I am so grateful for the contributions that Wilma made to my life and the lives of my family through the years.

Tommy Lander

Verda Byrd Brady

April 8, 2019

My friend Wilma and I began our journey as Freshmen at Mt. Vernon high school. I did not join the class until six weeks into the school year so was just a little more than the new kid on the block. Our friendship deepened through the school years and graduation is fastly approaching when Wilma says "you know I'm going to beauty school in Dallas, why don't you go with me"? I agreed that was a good idea however I only knew that humans had hair on their head but had no idea what to do with it. I lived with Wilma and Chad(they were married on April 4, 1958 before graduation) during our beauty school training. I became a roommate with another class mate however Wilma and I were always in touch. I met my husband to be . We were married in Wilma and Chad's home. Through the years we kept in touch, our families expanded to two children for each family. Still keeping touch.

I loved Wilma like a sister. We had so many good times. In high school we spent the night with each other exchanged clothes with each other---just so much fun. I will always cherish the beautiful memories and I'm so thankful God blessed me with my special sister of choice. Rest in peace dear friend.

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