Mrs. Bernice M. Wilkinson, 96, of Madison died Monday Aug. 18. She was born on Aug. 13, 1918 in Hoopeston, Ill., and following her marriage in 1946, she moved to Jackson. She was the founder of Wilkinson Real Estate and a member of Broadmeadow United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Louis S. Wilkinson, her son Louis S. Wilkinson, Jr. and her son-in-law, Don Rush, Sr. She is survived by her daughter Kay Wilkinson Rush of Tuscaloosa, Ala., her daughter-in-law, Melinda Sellers Wilkinson of Jackson, six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her special friend Kit Fields. A memorial service was held in the chapel of Broadmeadow United Methodist Church. Donations be made to Broadmeadow United Methodist Church, Jackson.