Edna Mae Wilkerson
Edna Mae Wilkerson, 76, of Orange, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, with the Rev. David Turner, pastor of Little Cypress Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wilkerson was born in Mobile, Ala. on Aug. 8, 1933. She was a homemaker, floral designer and member of Little Cypress Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Anthony Smith; mother, Bessie (Kirvin) Smith; stepfather, Morgan Smith; stepmother, Rachel Lee Show; husband, Ray Leon Wilkerson; sister, Geraldine Horn; and brothers, Ted and Newton Smith.
Mrs. Wilkerson is survived by her daughters, Linda Tinsley of Orange, Wanda Baldridge of Hideaway, Texas, Arnita Minton of Mt. Ida, Ark.; sons, Ray Edward Wilkerson and Kendal Bryant Wilkerson, both of Orange; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers, Gerald Smith of Mississippi, Jim Smith and Terry Smith, both of Alabama; and sister, Emma Lavinia Larson of Florida.