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Jewell D. Wilkerson, Casey County, KY (1933-2012)

She was the matriarch of a large, respected South Central Kentucky family, with strong family ties in Casey, Russell and Adair Counties and widespread across Kentucky. She leaves 48 direct living descendants. She was a caregiver for the elderly and a member of the Welfare Baptist Church

Jewell D. Wilkerson passed away Monday July 3, 2012 at the West Lake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY. She was 79.

Graveside services are 11amET/10amCT, Friday July 6, 2012 at Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 Calvary Road, Lebanon, KY, with Bro. Paul Patton officiating, followed with burial. There will be no visitation.

Jewell D. Wilkerson, Casey County, KY (1933-2012)

Jewell D. Wilkerson was born Thursday, April 25, 1933 in Casey County, KY. She was the daughter of the late I. A. Foley and Lela Chloe Henson Patten. She died Monday, July 3, 2012, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 79 years, 2 months, and 8 days.

She was a caregiver for the elderly and member of the Welfare Baptist Church in Jamestown.Mrs. Wilkerson is the widow of Henry Albert Wilkerson.

Survivors include the following:
  • Her sons: Henry Albert Wilkerson, Jr. of Dunnville, KY; Dennis Glenn Wilkerson of Owenton, KY; Douglas Brian and Joseph Dwyane Wilkerson both of Russell Springs, KY; and Thomas Wayne Wilkerson of Elkhorn City, KY

  • Her daughter: Karen Rose Meece of Columbia, KY

  • Her fourteen grandchildren

  • Her twenty-eight great-grandchildren

  • Her brother: Donald Foley of Louisville, KY

  • Her sisters: Barbara Foley of Florence, KY; Debbie Foley of Scott County, KY; Margie Price of Liberty, KY; and Judy Elam of Crab Orchard, KY
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, J. W. Foley.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY. with guestbook available at a href=>

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