On Aug. 21, 2007, Lona M. Wilkinson passed away at Hospice House in Odessa.

She was born in Brownwood on June 5, 1947. She was raised in Brownwood and Odessa.

She is survived by her husband, James Wilkinson of Odessa; three children, Wendy Ford of Odessa, Robert Bertram of Albany, N.Y., and Tisha Brumley of Odessa; a son-in-law, Richard Ford of Odessa; a daughter-in-law, Etta Bertram of Albany N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Crystal Bertram of Odessa, Harry Seaburg of Albany, N.Y., Shelly Ford of Odessa, Chevy Ford of Odessa, Rita Seaburg of Albany, N.Y., Sheldon Ford of Odessa, Justice Brumley of Odessa, and James Bertram of Albany N.Y.; a sister, Helen Freeman of Moore, Okla.; and two brothers, Larry Slate of Canyon, Colo., and Lynn Slate of Denver, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luke and Ruth Slate, and two brothers, Leo Slate of Hobbs, N.M., and Jack Slate of Odessa.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home Chapel in Odessa.