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Lloyd Gene Wilkerson

Mr. Lloyd Gene Wilkerson, age 73, died March 30, 2014, at the Jefferson Davis County Hosptial in Prentiss. Services for Mr. Wilkerson were held on April 5 at the Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Thompson officiating and Pastor Donald Johnson of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Memphis, TN, delivering the eulogy. Interment was in the Spring Hill Church Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wilkerson was the son of the late Willis Wilkerson, Sr. and the late Lucy Mae Sumerville Wilkerson in Mason, TN. As a young man, Mr. Wilkerson attended Fayette County Training School prior to moving to Memphis to work for Ace Supply Company.

While living in Memphis, Mr. Wilkerson met and married the former Bonnie Ann Laird of Prentiss and to this union two children were born. Mr. Wilkerson moved his family to Racine, WI, to pursue employment with G.I. Case Equipment Manufacturer, where he worked until his retirement.

In his spare time, Mr. Wilkerson enjoyed chess and checkers as a means of spending time with his family.

Mr. Wilkerson’s survivors include one son, Antonio (Rose) Wilkerson of Prentiss; two daughters, Paula Jean Wilkerson of Prentiss, and Veronica Wilkerson of Racine, WI; five siblings, Mary E. Swift of Nashville, TN, Clarice (Albert) Whitmore of Mason, TN, Ivy N. (Arthur) Cunningham of Arlington, TN, Charles (Vemell) Wilkerson of Memphis, TN, and Silva S. (lsadore) Haywood of Oak Park, MI; six grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.