Wilma Perline Bennett of McKinney, Texas passed away on December 20, 2021 at the age of 86. She was born on April 15, 1935 to Louis and Olga (Wiggins) Thomason in Blount County, Alabama. Wilma grew up in Oneonta, Alabama where she attended schools. She left Alabama and moved to Abilene Texas to start working. Wilma married Jerrell Edward Bennett on December 31, 1970 in Dallas, Texas. She worked at Timex and Autogram for over 18 years as an electronic assembler until her retirement in 1996. Wilma loved gardening and her fruit trees.
She is survived by her daughter, Shannon Horn and husband, Thomas of McKinney, Texas; grandson, Justin Horn of McKinney, Texas; brother, Marvin Joe Thomason and wife, Eleanor of Rockport, Texas; sister, Bonnie Imolene Rice and husband, Gene of Abilene, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. The service will be livestreamed at https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/wilma-perline-bennett. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.