Wilma Lee (Tucker) Cockrum

July 29, 1925 ~ November 9, 2019 (age 94)


WILMA LEE COCKRUM, 94, of Sesser passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 9, 2019 at her home in Sesser.

She was born on July 29, 1925 in Sesser, the daughter of Goldman Alfred & Fannie Mae (Harrison) Tucker.

She married Coy I. Cockrum on Aug. 31, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2003.

Mrs. Cockrum along with her husband owned & operated Coy & Wilma’s Campground & Bait Shop from 1972 to 2012.  She was a member of the Hazel Dell Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Cockrum is survived by her:

Daughter: Connie Hammond & husband Larry of Sesser

2 Sons: Coy Deon Cockrum & wife Vickee of Benton

               Danny Cockrum of Sandwich

6 Grandchildren:

Larry Don Hammond of Sesser

Rich Hammond & wife Amy of Sesser

Scott Cockrum & wife Elizabeth of Pace, FL

Gina Williams & husband Scott of West Frankfort

Chris Cockrum of San Diego, CA

Melissa Cushman of Athens

11 GreatGrandchildren

4 GreatGreatGrandchildren

4 Sisters-in-law:

Ermalee Conner, Mazie Hamilton, Afton Lampley & Donna Tucker

Several Nieces & Nephews, and many special friends.

Mrs. Cockrum was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, by a Brother-Dempsey Tucker, by a Sister-Idella Montgomery, and by several Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. TUESDAY, Nov. 12th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Ann Schwengel officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.  Visitation will be after 10 A.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

For those who wish, Memorials may be made to SSM Hospice.

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November 12, 2019

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
November 12, 2019

1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


SSM Hospice
2 Good Samaritan Way, Mt. Vernon IL 62864
Tel: 1-618-899-1621

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