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Virginia E. (Jean) Wilkinson

Born August 6, 1927

Virginia E. (Jean) Wilkinson, age 88, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015, surrounded by her family.

Jean was born in Pleasantville, NJ on August 6, 1927, daughter of the late Millard B. Hartman and Ethel Risley Hartman. She was a wonderful wife of 41 years to the late William Wilkinson, Sr. and a loving mother to her children, William, Jr. (Linda) of Odessa, DE, Allen L. and James J. of New Castle, DE and Cheryle A. Flanigan (James) of Odessa, DE.

Jean worked briefly at Mellon Bank in the credit card department. She was a very talented seamstress and enjoyed camping, crossword and jigsaw puzzles and cooking. Jean’s greatest joy was spending time with her many family members and most recently with her first great great granddaughter, April.

In addition to her children, she is survived by her sister, Ruth Taylor of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; daughter-in-law, Donna Wilkinson; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins in the South Jersey area.

Jean’s family would like to thank the staff at Cadia Rehabilitation at Broadmeadow in Middletown, where she was a resident for 15 months, as well as the staff at Christiana Care Hospital Unit 5A for their kindness and care and also the teams at Seasons Hospice and Heartland Hospice for their guidance and care during Mom’s final days.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday afternoon, October 23, 2015 at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 E. Basin Road, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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  • Thinking of you at this difficult time. Keeping you in our prayers.
    Deepest sympathy.
    Fran (Moffett) and John Tebbutt

  • She was the best Motherinlaw ever. I loved spending time with her doing pies and going out to lunch and dinner. Her passion was her family. And to the very end worried for some. She will be soooo missed. The end of an era.

  • My condolences to the Wilkerson family on your loss. May you be surrounded by the love of God, family and friends during this difficult time.

    Dawn

  • Cindy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely,

  • Although we only met once or twice we have been neighbors of your daughter Cheryle, son in law Jimmy who are so dear friends to us for 13 years and neighbors to your son Billy and daughter in law Linda who have also been close to our hearts. We’ve been to many family celebrations for many years and are privileged to celebrate your life. You leave behind family to be proud of being a large part on who they have become. Another Angel moves on to heaven to light the path and watch over us all till it is our time to meet again in Heaven. Rest in peace mom wilkinson. All our love and prayers to all Pamela and Jerry Atkins

  • we are so sorry that you lost a great mother, gran mother , and great grandmother…she was a awesome person ..we were all priveldged to of know her

  • I am sorry for the family’s loss. Please take comfort in the promise of the resurrection mentioned in the Bible at 1 Corinthians 15:21, 22.