Zelda Ruth Gaskin, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at her residence in Pulaski, MS. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023, from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM and Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10:00 AM until 10:50 AM at Lorena Baptist Church in Lorena, MS. Services will take place at 11:00 AM. Burial Will Follow at Old Luther Chapel Cemetery in Pulaski, MS. Bro. Norris Ables and Bro. Doyle Boyles will officiate under the direction of Wolf Funeral Services.
Zelda was born to William Lonzo Atkinson and Janie Josephine Warren Atkinson on March 23, 1940, in Leesburg, MS. She loved her flowers, working in the yard, watching the birds and squirrels, sewing and reading. Zelda baby sat many children over the years and considered all of them to be her grandchildren.
Zelda was preceded in death by her parents, W.L. “Pete” and Janie Atkinson, first husband, Bobby Warren, sister, Virginia Atkinson, and a son-in-law, Jim Prestage.
She is survived by her husband, Willie James Gaskin of Pulaski, MS; three children, Patricia Prestage of Homewood, MS, Ricky Warren (Pam) of Lorena, MS, Debra Starrick (Lee) of Wiggins, MS and Kevin Gaskin (Brenda) of Philadelphia, MS; four brothers, Jimmy Joe Atkinson (Jimmie) of Morton, MS; Billy Ray Atkinson (Mammie) of Morton, MS; W.L. Atkinson, Jr. (Jan) of Southside, AL and Danny Atkinson (Marsha) of Laurel, MS; eight grandchildren, Amanda McDill (Timmy), Tony Prestage (Becky), Ashlee Coley (Shannon), Brady Warren (Katharine), Justin Bishop (Audria), Shana Calhoun, Lee Starrick, III and Karrington Sayre (Dakota) as well as seventeen great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tony Prestage, Brady Warren, Justin Bishop, Timmy McDill, Peyton McDill and Nathan Prestage.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brennan McDill, Noah Prestage, Hunter Calhoun and Keelan Robbins.
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