Sally Jo Shipman Wilks

Sally Jo Shipman Wilks

Sally Jo Shipman Wilks

Sally Jo Shipman Wilks, a lifelong resident of Childress, Texas, passed away on March 29, 2021 at the age of 69.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Westhill Community Church with Tommy Sims officiating. Burial followed in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 at Johnson Funeral Home.


She was born on August 3, 1951 to Ralph and Minnie Shipman. She married Freddie Lynn Wilks on Friday, August 13, 1971.

She was a devoted housewife and loving mother to JoLynn and Shanon. Sally Jo had a green thumb, enjoyed antique shopping and spontaneous trips.

She met the love of her life and married him three months later, spent 39 earthly years together and will now spend eternity together dancing on the streets of gold. She was defined with grace, beauty, love, support and so much more. She was little but loved big.


Sally is survived by a sister, Charlotte Thorne of Mansfield, Texas; daughter, JoLynn Darr and husband, Gary of Childress; daughter, Shanon Wilks of Childress; grandson, Austin Lankford and wife Taren of Childress; granddaughter, Jocelynn Thron and husband Christian of Childress; granddaughter, Destinee Lankford of Childress;  granddaughter, Kristin Torres and husband John of Mineral Wells, Texas; great grandchildren, Tyrese, Ella, Sherrod (Mav), Jasper, Haven and London as well as many other family members.


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