Nelma Arlene (Toney) Wilkinson
June 6, 1925 – May 13, 2018
Nelma Arlene (Toney) Wilkinson, age 92, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on May 13, 2018.
She is survived by daughter, Moya Jan Green and husband John; granddaughter, Hillary Page Foster; grandson, John S. Green II (Deuce) and Leslie; great granddaughters, Kinsee Larae Tumlinson, Madeline Evelyn Foster, and Bailee Ann Green; nieces, Madelene Toney, Anne Toney, Mary Helen Haney, Martha Cunningham, and Patricia Moore; and nephews, Charles Doughtie, William David Toney, and William Thomas Toney III.
She is preceded in death by husband, L.V. Wilkinson; parents; brothers, William Thomas Toney, Jr., Vinnis Perry Toney and Harvard Beeson Toney; and sisters, Helen Marie Toney and Demp Toney.
Nelma was born in the Volga Community in Houston County on June 6, 1925. She was the fifth child of William Thomas Toney and Ida Ora Leonard Toney. After graduating from Alice High School in Alice, Texas, she worked in Austin at Scarbroughs department store. On January 14, 1945 she married L. V. (Whitey) Wilkinson in Alice, Texas. They lived most of their lives in Premont, Texas as an oilfield family. In 1981 they retired to Georgetown, Texas.
Nelma was a member of the Georgetown Church of Christ. She volunteered in many areas including the hospital auxiliary in Georgetown. She loved quilting and antiquing. Nelma was a sixth generation Texan, including membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the Confederacy, as well as Daughters of 1812. In 2005-2007 Nelma served as the State President for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Family was the most important part of her life.
A graveside service celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Georgetown, Texas. Special thanks to Visiting Angels, Wesleyan at Scenic-Wing C, and Wesleyan Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Baskets for Babies at Westside Church of Christ, Round Rock, Texas.
Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.
Baskets for Babies at Westside Church of Christ
3300 FM 1431, Round Rock, Texas 78681
- Graveside Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Nelma Arlene (Toney) Wilkinson
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Martha Toney Cunningham
May 25, 2018
Aunt Nelma was special. She made you feel special just being around her. Her knowledge of our family history was invaluable, and I loved to hear her stories of the old days in Volga. She never failed to send my mother a Mother’s Day card and called her every week in her later years. She was a Godly woman, a faithful Christian, and I loved her so much. And oh how she loved to laugh! I will never forget when Uncle Whitey took her to Houston to see Elvis in the Astrodome. She was a big fan. She was a Texan through and through. She loved her heritage and passed down her family values to her daughter, Jan, son-in-law, John, her grandchildren, Hillary and Deuce, and her great grandchildren. She is HOME now, safe in the arms of Jesus. But oh how I will miss this dear one.
May 23, 2018
Jan-You were so loved by a wonderful Mother & Father...now they are re united @ Heavens gate.
Aunt Nelma was so amazing and she was so smart and such wit and love shown to everyone she came in contact with. Aunt Nelma helped me with her awesome Prayers she would share with me when my precious Husband (Jimmy) was diagnosed with ALS and then when the Lord called Jimmy home 10 months later-Aunt Nelma's words of wisdom and love has helped me survive this journey now in life. She is very missed but we do have the promise and peace to know we will see her & the rest of family when we are called home in the future-God has YOU covered Jan.
Love in Christ
May 15, 2018
Nelma, you were a true Texan. You were so proud of your ancestors. We will try and continue your example of keeping their memories alive!
Russ, Sue, and Levi Schrowang
May 14, 2018
Nelma has been a very good neighbor since we moved here in 2010. She was enthusiastic and supportive of the National Night Out parties we hosted. She shared stories of her past life, Daughters of the Republic, the "history" of our neighborhood, and her political involvement. She gave me a beautiful red sequin dress which I have worn several times to our Republican Reagan Dinner. We will miss her.