Memorial services for Maite Mae Rumery Wilkinson will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, at MacArthur Heights Baptist Church, at 11:00 am in Orange, for Maite Mae Rumery Wilkinson, 93, who passed away Monday, Feb. 9, in Santa Fe, NM. Pastor Bill Godwin will conduct the memorial services.
Maite was born Sept. 12, 1921 to Leroy and Byrda Rumery in Lake Charles. Later the family moved to Orange where she met and married her husband, Curtis Lincoln Wilkinson. They raised their four children, Curtis Roy, John Carroll, Sally Arlene and Loretta Ann. Later they moved to Breaux Bridge, La. until his death in 1997. They were married for 58 years. Maite relocated to Santa Fe, to live with her daughter, Sally and husband, Mark.
She is survived by one sister, Virginia Rumery Tubbleville, of Orange; son, Curtis Roy Wilkinson and wife Marie, of Breaux Bridge, La. one daughter Sally Wilkinson Daley and husband, Mark of Santa Fe. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Stacey Lessard of Slidel, La., Shannon Carmouche, of Baton Rouge, La., Jessica Wilkinson and Meredith Centineo of New Orleans, La., John Wilkinson and Melanie Wilkinson of Orange; Melissa Kirkland of Conroe, Carol Anderson of Fayetteville, SC and Jeremy Wilkinson of Austin and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Dixie Peveto, Corrine Craig, and Jackie Pengelly; husband, Curtis; son, John Carroll Wilkinson and daughter, Loretta Ann Wilkinson.
Maite was involved with her neighborhood fire department for years, she worked the election polls and was always willing to help out in anyway she could in her church. Up until the time of death, Maite enjoyed going to her various classes at the Senior Center where she mastered the art of jewelry making and ceramics that she loved to give as gifts to members of her family. She was energetic and full of life. She will be greatly missed by those she leaves behind.