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Mary Lee Wilkerson
We are sad to announce the passing of Mary Lee Wilkerson (Janes) on June 19, 2023. Mary Lee was born August 11, 1942 in Rector, Arkansas. She received her Bachelor of Science from Harding University and her Master of Science from the University of Arkansas. She devoted her life to education and taught 25 years in the City of Virginia Beach Public Schools in Family Consumer Sciences with a passion for Child Development and Early Childhood Education. Her most memorable times teaching were at the Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center (Vo-Tech) running the child development lab with her high school students and preschool children.
Mary Lee was a devoted Christian who gave an abundance of her love, time, and attention to the church and volunteering with the food pantry each week. She was an active member of the community and loved 4-H and watching her grandkids raise their livestock.
She left behind a legacy of love with her sense of humor and laugh, her ability to heal hearts and comfort others and the notion that family meant everything – she will forever be in our hearts.
Mary Lee is survived by her husband, Daniel D. Wilkerson III, daughters Heather Newton (Kevin), Krista Parks (Gary, pre-deceased), Ben Wilkerson and her sister, Deborah Work. Her grandchildren, Parker Woodruff, Madison Childress, Clayton Childress, Matthew Wilkerson, Ryan Parks, Jacob Newton (Jessie) and Kenny Newton (Kelsey). She had four great grandchildren, Aaron Newton, Weston Newton, Brock Newton, and Lily Brunson.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM on July 1, 2023 at Pilmoor Methodist Church located at 192 Courthouse Rd, Currituck, NC 27929. There will be a reception gathering immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, Mary Lee asked that an individual donation be made to a charity of your choice. Please share condolences with the family at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.