Life Story / Obituary
Silkey Uati formerly Walter “Mane” Wilson, age 64, passed away Wednesday November 10, 2021, at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. Walter Wilson was born in Cleveland, Mississippi, on September 22, 1957, son of the late Percy and Ethel (nee: Davis Wilson.
Walter, known as “Mane” to his friends, went to Horlick High School. Through the years, he was employed with various companies. He later changed his name legally to Silkey Uati, to match his personality. Silkey will be remembered fondly for his charisma, kindness and Silkey smooth ways. He enjoyed life, spending time with his grandkids, his family and his dogs.
Silkey will be dearly missed by his children, Walter Wilson Jr., Darkela (Dwan) Earl; grandchildren, Jaquon, Markeith, Cordae, Keinari, Makaila, Dominique, Cashea, Loyalty, Khalil, Royce, Darnejah, Dar’kwan and Cynseir; great grandchildren, Loyal, Clotezz, Jah’Meirr and Bennie; sisters, Rosie Davis, Gertrude McGee, Charlene Wilson; brother, Willie Davis; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Silkey was also preceded in death by his siblings, Charlie Maddox, Madie Elam and Norma Davis.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday November 22, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with a Celebration of Silkey’s Life Service to start at 11:00 a.m. To view the service online, visit Silkey's page on the funeral home website, select visitation/services and then Livestream.