August 4, 1935 – August 10, 2019
Gladys H. Wilkins was born on August 4, 1935 in Carrizo Springs, Texas and passed away on August 10, 2019 in Sunnyvale, Texas. Gladys is preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Bill Wilkins; daughter, Kim Looper, step daughter, Lisa Bridgewater, parents: Ted and Ora Ivy and brother, Ted Ray Ivy. Gladys is survived by her daughters: Vicky Easterling, Kay Shields and partner, Tammy George, son, Perry Shields and wife, Sherlene, stepson, John Wilkins and wife, Carlye and stepdaughter, Lori Wilkins-Parker; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren and her beloved dog, Gracie. Gladys was a resident of Terrell, Texas for 27 years, in her youth she and her brother won multiple Jitterbug contests across South Texas. Gladys was one of the first female racecar drivers and was even listed as the fastest female driver in 1966. She loved being outdoors working in the yard and took great pride in her garden and her famous homemade pies.
- Graveside Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019