Martha Wilcox, also known as Lily Pearl, 69, of Sanderson died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at her residence after a sudden illness. She was born in Sanderson to Rosa Lee and Walter James Wilcox. She attended the public schools of Baker County and was a faithful member of McCray’s Temple in Olustee. She was preceded in death by her father Walter James Wilcox and brothers Willie C. Wilcox, Walter James Wilcox Jr. and Wilbur Charles Wilcox.Survivors include mother Rosa Lee Wilcox of Olustee; daughter Linda Snead of Rochester, NY; sons Alvin and Brian, both of Olustee, Melvin, Anthony and Timothy, all of Rochester, NY; a grandson that she raised as her own, Devontae; sisters Betsy of Olustee, Betty of White Springs, Rose Marie of Lake City; daughter-in-law Crystal Bell of Olustee; other grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 31 at Faith Bible Church with Elder John L. Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Olustee Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, March 30 at McCray’s Temple in Olustee. Cooper Funeral Home of Lake City is in charge of arrangements.