OBITUARIES

Virginia Wilkerson Cates | 1924-2014

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014

Virginia Wilkerson Cates, 90, a retired restaurant owner, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Haltom City.

No service is scheduled.

Virginia was born Jan. 25, 1924, in Rhome to William and Lilly (Slimp) Collins. A former owner of restaurants in Boyd and Rhome, Virginia was a great cook and was said to have made the best German chocolate cakes. She also loved to crochet, tat and was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl Cates; and sisters Florence Beltch and Patricia Stokes.

Survivors include her son, James Wilkerson and wife, Linda, of Haslet; grandchildren James Darin Wilkerson and wife, Yong Chu, of Bedford, Karen Gayle Uzobuife and husband, Pascal, of Haslet, and Andrew Paul Wilkerson of Fort Worth; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other family members and friends.

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