Monday, June 16, 2014

Mildred Lane Wilkerson

On Monday, June 16, 2014, MILDRED LANE WILKERSON passed from this life into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born August 21, 1918 to the late Charlie Gordon and Lucy Peyton Lane. She was a lifeline resident of Trion, Georgia where she graduated as Valedictorian from Trion High School in 1935. She was owner and operator of Wilkerson’s Grocery Store in the Mountain View Community for many years and an active member of Central Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a blessing and an inspiration to all who knew her, both family and friends.

She was the widow of the late Russell “Shorty” Wilkerson who went to the Father’s house January 28, 1998. They were married 61 years at the time of his death. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Ann Wilkerson Childers, February 9, 2000, her husband, Bill Childers, June, 2011, and a granddaughter, Tammy Harrison, four sisters, Velma Lane, Edna Pritchett, Alene McConkey, and Verna Adams, one brother, Robert “Rocky” Lane.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Doris & Paul Purcell of Trion, Mary & Jerry Fuller of Rome; grandsons & wives, Don & Patti Purcell, Bobby Purcell, Tony & Lisa Fuller, Wayne Childers, Jerry Childers; granddaughter, Melanie Falls; two “Special” Granddaughters, Leslie Fuller and Donna Childers; 13 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandsons; 1 Great Great Granddaughter; 1 brother & wife, Clarence & Ozene Lane of Henagar, AL.; Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 18th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Davis, Rev. Brandon Bishop, and Rev. Kevin Norton officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Don Purcell, Bobby Purcell, Tony Fuller, Will Purcell, Sean Casey, Gary Brown, and Mark Lane; Honorary Pallbearers, Johnny & Linda Pritchett, Carol Brown, Gene Hall, Betty & James Carter, Barbara Perkins, Sandy Wheat, Bobbie Stansell, Janet Gayler, Cheryl Durham, the Ladies of Central Ave. Baptist Church, and Heyman Hospice Workers. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home, at other hours will be at their respective homes.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

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