Jordan David “J.D.” Wilkins
Jordan David “J.D.” Wilkins, 59 of Evadale, Texas died Monday, July 3, 2017. He was born on April 20, 1958, in Hearne to Lois Eiland Wilkins and David Lee Wilkins. J.D. worked as an electrical supervisor at WestRock in Evadale. He was employed by the paper mill for thirty-eight years and was a member of St. mark Catholic Church in Silsbee. He is preceded in death by his father, David Lee Wilkins. Survivors include his wife, Rita Wilkins; children, Jason Wilkins and his wife, Leslie and Holli Farias and her husband, Roy all of Evadale; grandchildren, Paxson Farias, and Jase Wilkins; mother, Lois Wilkins of Gause; sisters, Beverly Nigliazzo and husband, Johnny of Hearne, Kay Rachui and husband Steve, and Diana Choates and husband, Robert all of La Porte, and Jennifer Wilkins of Canyon Lake; aunt, Wands Sue Coats and husband, Alfred of Gause; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rose and Troyce Taylor of Evadale; sisters –in-law, Paula Dunigan and husband, Joe of Evadale and Phyllis “Fefe” Austin and her spouse, Gary Sibley (deceased) of Flower Mound; brother-in-law, Sonny Taylor and wife, Erin of Lumberton; and sister-in-law, Amanda McLaughlin and husband Jason of Flower Mound; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A gathering of J.D.’s family and friends was held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2017, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1190 North 11th Street, Silsbee, with burial following at Hardin Memorial Park, 418 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.