Longtime Cedaredge resident Verta Movelle "Mae" Wilkerson died Sept. 19, 2013, in Canton, Ga. She was 92.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Cedaredge.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at Cedaredge Cemetery.
Verta Movelle Jones was born in Caney Township, Atoka County, Okla., Sept. 16, 1921, to John and Beulah (Watkins) Jones. The family moved when she was one and a half years old to Bard, Calif. She graduated in 1938 from Yuma Union High School in Yuma, Ariz.
She married James Wilkerson Jan. 20, 1940, in Yuma, Ariz. They lived in Bard, Calif., before moving to Cedaredge in 1957.
Mrs. Wilkerson worked for several years at the Cedaredge locker plant. She retired and babysat her grandchildren.
She was a member of Happy Hollow Church of Christ in Cedaredge. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing, traveling, playing games and being around her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.
Mrs. Wilkerson is survived by her sons, Robert Wilkerson of Grand Junction, Terry Wilkerson and wife Debbie and Keith Wilkerson and wife Patty, all of Cedaredge; daughters-in-law, Vernie Wilkerson of Crawford and Diane Clampitt of Cedaredge; daughter, Pam Berry and husband Roy "Skip" of Canton, Ga.; grandchildren, Roger Wilkerson of Baggs, Wyo., Wendi Rampley and husband Randall of Grand Junction, Mike Wilkerson and wife Corrina of Norwood, Teresa Wilkerson and Misty Todd and husband Matt, all of Cedaredge, Joe Wilkerson and Jami Watts and husband Devin, all of Canton, Ga., Lindsey Wilkerson of Atlanta, Ga., Doug Wilkerson of Quemado, N.M., Brent Berry and wife Monica of Elijay, Ga., and Brannon Marsh and husband Dave of Lubbock, Texas; great-grandchildren, Kilie and Kelsy Wilkerson, Colby, Ashlyn, Kassidy and Peyton Wilkerson, Makayla (Wilkerson) and Briar Parker, Austin, Andi, Reagan and Lexi Todd, Malorie, Bregan, Hayden and Garret Berry, Kara, Mckenzie and Deacon Marsh, and Kellen, Devlyn and Presley Watts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilkerson; one son, John "Eddie" Wilkerson; a sister, Verlie Baldwin; and a brother, Joe Jones.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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