Wilma Mae Givens

June 08, 1939 - June 05, 2012

Wilma Mae Givens

June 08, 1939 - June 05, 2012


Wilma Mae Givens was born to Willard & Edna Clayton on June 8, 1939.

She confessed a love for Christ at an early age. She graduated from Lincoln School in Wagoner in 1957. She later married Arthur Lee Givens on June 21, 1958. This union was blessed with five children; she was a faithful wife until his death on June 14, 1979.

Wilma was an active member of First Baptist Church where she served as Choir Secretary & President, Sunday School & Church Secretary-Clerk. She was also a member of the Women’s Missionary Society. Wilma loved to sing & she led many songs in the choir with her high soprano voice. She had a green thumb for growing house plants & her favorite sweet snack was ice cream.

Wilma worked as a home-maker & worked for the Heritage Nursing Center in Muskogee, OK until her health began to fail her. Even during her time of illness, she never complained, and always kept a smile on her face.

Wilma spent her last days at the Wagoner Care Center & God called her to come home on Tuesday, June 5, 2012— three days before her birthday.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Givens; her father, Willard Clayton; mother, Edna Alexander; grandmother, Emma Harrison; 2 sisters, Clara Williams, & Jewel Randpes; 1 brother, Bobby Clayton; 1 grandson, Michael McDonald.

She leaves behind her five children who will forever cherish her memory: Dwight Givens (Alisha) of San Antonio, TX; LaDonna Givens, Wagoner, OK; Jacqueline Johnson (Calvin) Kansas City, KS; Carol Givens, Wagoner, OK; Christopher Givens (Janeau) Broken Arrow, OK and sixteen grandchildren, DeAntay (CoCo); Donald (Peanut) Anna, KenDion (Pee-Vee) Marques, Shanique, Tiajah, Jordan, Chris Jr., Calvin Jr., Elijah, Kennedy, Karmen, Miranda, Aneasia, & Andre.Twin brothers Roy Clayton, Idabel, OK, & Richard Clayton, Denton Texas, 1 step sister, Flora Jean Alexander, Wagoner, OK and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing for Mrs. Wilma M. Givens, age 72, will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Dyer Tulsa Chapel 11am-1pm and at First Baptist Church Wagoner, located at 800 Martin Luther King from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Services will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:00am at First Baptist Church Wagoner Oklahoma.

Interment will be held at Elwood Cemetery, Wagoner, Oklahoma.

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5 responses to Wilma Mae Givens

  1. Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With The Givens Famiy.Weeping May Endure For A Night But Joy Cometh In The Morning. Shanna Love Calvary Baptist Church Choir President

  2. To My Cousins Donna,Carol,Chris,Jackie And All My Other Family I Am Praying For Ya’Ll As Well As All Our Family My Great Aunt And Your Mother Isn’T Suffering No More She Is In A Better Place Where She Will Be Pain Free God Has Called Another One Of His Children Home Even Though We Wanted Her Stay Here With Us.Love All Of Ya’Ll.

  3. To The Givens Family, My Prayers Are With All Of You As You Honor Your Mother. God Bless You ! Debna Haley (Janeau’Givens Mother And Proud Mother-In-Law Of Chris.

  4. Thinking Of You During This Time, And Praying You Find Comfort Knowing That The One You Love Is In The Presence Of God.

  5. One Day We All Be Done With The Troubles Of This World. Until Then God Gave Us Each Other To Lean On.

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