She was born in Parkersburg, daughter of the late Billy W. and Cora Elizabeth Black Wilkinson. She worked 32 years as a cook at the Cameo Restaurant where she was known for “Naomi Special” and her steaks. She bowled on a league for many years. She enjoyed baking cakes but mostly she enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids.
Survivors include three sisters, Rhea Daun Stephens, Becky Reynolds and Regina Wilkinson; two brothers, Chan and Ronald Wilkinson; three daughters, Regina Ballard (Grady) of Parkersburg, Sue Collins of Vienna, and Christina Hall (Tommy) of Mineral Wells; two sons, Gary Wilkinson (Misty) and Brian Wilkinson, both of Parkersburg; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and four more on the way; and her dog, Bubby.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Rodney Dean Collins; three sisters, Roenna Wilkinson, Monetta Chafin and Billie Ann Griffin; and one brother, Michael Wilkinson.
Funeral services will be 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg with Rev. Larry Dale officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.
Please visit www.lamberttatman.comto leave condolences for the family.
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