She was a native of Coffee County and a member of Highland Church of Christ in Columbia. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. The daughter of the late Thurston Prince and Mildred Allen, she was married to Floyd Paul Wilhoite who preceded her in death in 2002.
Ms. Wilhoite is survived by her children: Paul Wilhoite, Debbie Smith, James Wilhoite Sr. Sherry Hall, Barbara Johnson, Becky Ragsdale, Peggy Vaughn and Winford Wilhoite. She is survived by one brother: James Douglas "Sonny" Prince. Ms. Wilhoite is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Dan Wilhoite, one sister, Shirley Prince, one brother, Earl Prince and one great-granddaughter, Brianna Nicole Vaughn.
Visitation with the family will be on Friday, August 17, 2012 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Gowen-Smith Chapel in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Gowen-Smith with Bro. David Morris and Bro. Herb Helton officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Flat Creek.