Margaret R. Wilkerson

Published 12:04 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Margaret R. Wilkerson, age 90, of Keysville, VA, passed away peacefully with the grace and dignity with which she lived on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  Margaret was born on June 27, 1927, to the late Sallie Bett and Luther James Rickman.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin O. Wilkerson; sisters, Dorothy Bradsher and Alice Murray; and three brothers, Eddie Rickman, Philip Rickman, and Jake Rickman; two step-brothers, Woody and Ben; and one step-sister, Shirley.  She is survived to cherish her memory one special sister, Betty Hardy and her special brother-in-law, W. C. Hardy; two step-sisters, Ruby Long and Ellen Spencer; five children, Deborah Trammell, Dennis Wilkerson, Richard Wilkerson, Lisa Wilkerson, and Donna Waterman (Randy). She was the loving Nannie of five grandchildren, Roland, Michael, Samantha, Cody, and Leslie; one step-granddaughter, Angie; nine great-grandchildren, Josh, Carter, Kenneth, Chelsey, Mikie, Cameron, Tevin, Bryson, and Jaxson; three step-grandchildren, Wesley, Hunter, Mikayla; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. And prior to her death she had received the news of her first great-great-grandchild.

Margaret was employed at the Keysville textile mill, Virginia Crafts/WestPoint Pepperell for greater than 30 years.  And valued her coworker family, often stating her mill work years were her best years.

She was an active member of Union Grove Baptist Church for greater than 50 years, priding herself in obtaining a yearly pin for perfect attendance. She loved her church family.

The family would also like to acknowledge her late aunt and uncle, Lester (Skit) and Nathanial Watts, along with her many cousins, who raised her from age 10 when her mother died.

Margaret was so very proud of all her family and friends.  She fought a good fight, her work is done and it’s time for her to rest.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 13, 2017, in Union Grove Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.