Mildred Elizabeth Harkins Wilkinson died on Thursday, January 19, 2017. A funeral Mass was held  on January 21, 2017 at the Carmelite Monastery followed by Interment at Parkway Memorial Park.  

She is survived by her husband, Roy Winston Wilkinson of Madison; daughters, Catherine Patrice Wilkinson of Madison, Roseanne Sakata of Atlanta, Melanie Vetrano of Knoxville; sons, Joel Wilkinson and David Wilkinson of Dallas, Timothy Wilkinson of Atlanta, Kevin Wilkinson of Blairsville, GA, Christopher Wilkinson of San Francisco, Wayne Wilkinson and Michael Wilkinson of New Orleans; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  Mildred was born in Carthage, MS to the late Joseph Thomas Harkins and Mary Anne Burns Harkins.  

She received many honors at Carthage High and went on to attend Mississippi University for Women and graduated from Bellamine College in Louisville, KY. She served on the board of St. Joseph High School and was a charter member of St. Francis Church.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gluckstadt.  Memorial donations may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, Jackson, MS.