On Monday, January 24, 1972, Deidra Kay Anderson Wilkins was born to Freddie Lee and Fern Maxine (Scott) Anderson, in Wichita Kansas. She was the fifth child out of six children born into the Anderson family.
Deidra’s education began at Minneha Elementary, Coleman Jr High, and Southeast High School where she graduated in 1990. Deidra was gifted and full of talent. Growing up in church at Holy Temple, she and her siblings would sing and play instruments together. Deidra’s mother made all the siblings play instruments and Deidra played the Cello while attending school and had to play at recitals, school concerts, and attend concerts at the downtown century II hall. In addition, she received Christ and was Spirit Filled in her teenage years.
Deidra was a risk taker all throughout her childhood. She enjoyed being around all her siblings. Her siblings played a major part in her life. She enjoyed spending time in Oklahoma and sometimes Arkansas with her parents over the summer. She enjoyed fishing with her dad and cooking major dinners with her mom.
In the Summer of 1990, Deidra had the greatest opportunity to play for Mary j Blige at a concert at Mac Adams Park in Wichita KS, as she filled in for a drummer. Deidra had an opportunity to travel with Mary J Blige after the concert but unfortunately her parents said no due to her father being a Pastor and affiliated with the church, she was unable to fulfill her dream as a drum player. However, Deidra played and sang for her father at The Anderson Oklahoma homecoming gatherings church under the direction of her brother Darren Anderson, Minister of music @ Greater Holy Temple COCIC. The Andersons sung “You Brought the sunshine ” and would have that Baptist jumping right before their father would preach!
In 1996, Deidra married Roy Wilkins and to this union three daughters Alexis Wilkins, Iman Wilkins, Marbella Wilkins was born and raised and moved to Oklahoma where they all resides years later.
She was preceded in death by: Father Administrative Assistant Dr. Freddie L. Anderson, Sr, Mother Fern Maxine (Scott) Anderson, Brothers, Freddie Lee Anderson Jr, and Darren Andre Anderson.
Survivors include: Roy Wilkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Daughters Alexis Wilkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Iman Wilkins of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Marbella Wilkins of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Grandson Ahkeen Allen of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one living aunt Letha Scott Bailey, Siblings, Brian Anderson of Seattle, Washington, Virginia Scott (Huey) of Wichita, Kansas, Sister-in-law Cindy Dezon Anderson, Tracy Anderson-Johnson (Joe Joe) of Fort Worth, Texas. She also leaves to cherish her memory, – one niece and two nephews of Wichita, Kansas, one nephew of Seattle Washington, two great nieces and two great nephews, of Wichita, Kansas and host of relatives and friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to/in lieu of flowers.
A final farewell visitation for Deidra will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022 from 11AM-2PM at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home – 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104