Ms. Jerrita Wilson, 48, of Portales, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
She was born on Aug. 26, 1954, in Portales, to Joyce and J.W. Wilson.
She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1972. She went on to attend beauty school in Clovis, and worked for several years as a beautician in area shops. She had been disabled for nearly 20 years. Family members said she was an artistic lady, drawing pictures then enhancing them with embroidery. She enjoyed science fiction stories and liked to watch the Sci-Fi channel.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by a daughter, Kristina Clark of Portales; two grandchildren; her mother; a brother, Mickey Lee Wilson of Portales; and two sisters, Sharon Tinsley of Portales and Nita Marie Buris of Dallas.
Arrangements were by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.