Lula Mae Wilkerson, age 94 of Cleveland

CLEVELAND – Lula Mae Wilkerson Wilson, age 94, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the Cleveland Heath & Rehabilitation Center.
Visitation will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday August 28, 2016 in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the New Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Sam Riddell and Reverend Carlton Harvey will officiate the services.
Ms. Wilson was born on August 17, 1922 to James and Bonnie Lee (Alford) Stewart in Linn, MS. She grew up in the Cleveland/ Merigold and lived in the area all her life. She was a hard worker having raised 6 children. She also had worked as a nurses’ aid for Bolivar Hospital. Ms. Wilson was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Church of Faith in Cleveland. She was also a former member of the Sunflower Church of the Nazarene for many years.
Ms. Wilson was preceded in death by her parents James and Bonnie Lee Stewart, husbands; Eddie Lee Wilkerson and A D Wilson. 5 brothers; James Stewart, William Stewart, George Stewart, Charlie Stewart and Ernest Stewart. Sister, Hattie Bell Frazier, 3 sons, James Wilkerson, Sr., Sam Wilkerson, and Edward Wilkerson, a daughter Bonnie Wilkerson and a granddaughter Wendell Stringer.
Ms. Wilson is survived by Son, William (Claudia) Wilkerson of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Elsie Cobb of Cabot, AR. Sisters in Law, Betty Stewart and Ruth Stewart. Daughters-in-Law, Shirley Wilkerson, and Judy Wilkerson. 14 grandchildren; Cindy Beatty, Traci Hutchinson, Debbie Heffner, Ed Wilkerson, Patsy Williams, Michael Wilkerson, Lisa Griffin, Jennifer Shields, Amy Patterson, Laura Skaggs, Kim Foster, Randy Morris, Brian Morris, Sandy Mott and Blake Zeigler. She also leaves numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Cameron Compton, John Paul Wilkerson, Stan Hutchinson, Richard Heffner, Lester Griffin and Randy Morris. Honorary pallbearers are Ed Wilkerson and Scott Heffner.

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