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J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.

Our mission at the J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment is to be the most significant provider of quality funerals and related services in South-Central Virginia, using our caring and compassionate experience to respond to the needs of families and individuals in a professional and personalized manner.
We strive to be sensitive to various social, religious and economic backgrounds in ways that are meaningful, dignified, and affordable.

The J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment takes pride in its sensitive, professional manner and attention to detail. Beginning as a family run establishment, we provide quality service to the families of South-Central Virginia. The J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. is the oldest and most trusted funeral establishment for more than 125 years.

Memories are among the most important treasures we share with family and friends. Making everlasting Memories, helps to celebrate life and life events by preserving life stories to share with friends and family around the world for current and future generations. Video tributes are wonderful ways to keep memories of loved ones. A video tribute is a video that includes a collage of photographs and captions that are displayed with background music. We create these video tributes from memories and photographs provided by families and friends, here, at J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. Our Video Tributes are created to honor the life of your loved one and are provided at no cost. Not only is it a memorable keepsake, it also provides friends and family the opportunity to view the tribute on our website, at the funeral home and at the church service to share in the memories.

We trust that we will meet your expectations and will be deserving of your trust now and in the future.

Shelton W. Smith
General Manager and Funeral Director

Our Obituaries

Eugene Russell Fuller, Sr.

January 23, 1990 - May 23, 2009

Mr. Eugene Russell Fuller, Sr., (Geno), 37, of 18517 Depot Road, McKenney, VA, was called home on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at VCU/MCV Medical Center, Richmond, VA. Eugene was born on January 23, 1972 in Richmond, VA to Mattie Fuller Epps. He was a graduate of Petersburg High School, Class of 1990 and attended John Tyler Community College, Chester, VA. He was employed for 6 years with Standard...
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Evelyn E. A. Bonner

December 3, 1953 - May 22, 2009

Mrs. Evelyn E. A. Bonner entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 22, 2009 at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, VA. She was born December 3, 1953 to Gloria J. Allen in Petersburg. VA. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Joseph Knight; father and mother-in-law, Theodore and Isabelle Bonner; brother-in-law, Theodore Bonner, Jr. and her devotional aunt, Juanita Jones...
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Co-Sandra R. Maddox

May 15, 2009

Mrs. Co-Sandra Maddox, 69, entered eternal rest and peace on Friday, May 15, 2009 in New York, NY. A native of Petersburg, VA she was the daughter of the late Fred Maddox, Sr. and Mary White Maddox. Co-Sandra was a foster mother to several children in New York. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ethel Branch; five brothers, Fred Maddox, Jr., James Albert Maddox, John...
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Ethel F. Ruffin

February 6, 1918 - May 14, 2009

Mrs. Ethel F. Ruffin died Thursday, May 14, 2009 at the Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, Richmond, VA. She was born in Sussex County, VA on February 6, 1918, the oldest of five children to the late James and Carrie Phillips Freeman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Marjorie Gross, a brother, James L. Freeman, Jr., and sister, Edith Howard. After attending...
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Jean Brooks

May 14, 2009

Pastor Jean Brooks of Petersburg, VA, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2009. She was born in Petersburg, VA and the daughter of Julia Jefferson and the late Milton Owens. She was the Pastor and founder of the Glory of God Ministry. Pastor Brooks had been in the ministry for nearly 20 years. She dedicated her life to preaching, teaching, being on the battlefield winning souls and being about...
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Evelyn Rosina Casey

October 12, 1961 - May 13, 2009

Mrs. Evelyn Rosina Casey, 47, of 520 Pegram Street, Petersburg, VA, departed this life suddenly at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, VA on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. She was born to the late James E. Jackson (Snow) and Rosina Jackson. She attended Petersburg High School and was employed as a waitress at Red Lobster Restaurant. She was a member of Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist...
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Irene Renee' Anderson

January 23, 1953 - May 2, 2009

Mrs. Irene Reneé Anderson departed life on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at her residence in Concord, NC. Irene was born January 23, 1953 in Fort Wayne, IN to Lillian Thurston (Lumpkin) whom preceded her in death. She attended Virginia State College (University) where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business. After obtain her degree she landed a job at Park 500 as a Supervisor; wanting...
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