James Patrick “Silk” Wilkins III, 55, of Coatesville, PA was sent home to heaven on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of James P. Wilkins, Jr. and the late Phyllis McCoy.
James graduated from Henderson High School in 1984. During his high school years, he was a star basketball player. He was also voted best dressed in his class.
James joined the United States Navy at age 18. He proudly served his country for 8 years until he was honorably discharged.
He was employed at CTDI in West Chester for 15 years. He also worked for Mercedes Benz where he detailed cars. This was a job he really enjoyed.
James enjoyed sports. He was an avid softball player. But he was mostly known for his silky smooth game on the basketball court. He loved his family.
He is survived by his son, James P. Wilkins IV; daughter, Jazmine Wilkins (their mother, Evelyn Wilkins); daughter, Justus Parker (her mother, Bertha Parker); his father, James P. Wilkins, Jr.; step-mother, Rosetta Wilkins; brothers, Chris Wilkins of Oxford, Lamar “Tippy” Wilkins of Coatesville, Michael Wilkins of Fort Lee, VA, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
James will be deeply missed by his family and friends. We will cherish his memory in our hearts.
A public walk-thru visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Christ Community Fellowship, 356 Chatham Road, West Grove, PA 19390.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the memorial service will be held privately with limited seating for the family.
The memorial service can be viewed LIVE on Zoom beginning at 10:45 AM by using the link below:
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